Over the past 25 years Terri Karis has been studying Buddhism, racial identities and whiteness. She is a member of Clouds in Water Zen Center, a white mother of black sons, and a professor of couple and family therapy.
Beyond Being a “Good White Person”: Disrupting Unconscious Racist Identities: A 2-Part Workshop with Terri Karis.
** Please Note - This workshop contains group interactions and Q&A - only Terri's dharma talk sections are included. Also, there were issues with the recording so some of her talk was not captured. That said, what is here is very valuable.
Within a sacred space of stillness, spaciousness, and community we will explore how the habitual practices of whiteness keep us from embodying the freedom that is our birthright and from taking skillful action to address racism. In a spirit of “don’t know" mind we will investigate attachments to being a “good” white person, and how to disrupt white racial fragility and white silence.