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Radical Dharma Circle – Seattle

14 December 2018 - 16 December 2018

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Rev. angel returns to Seattle for a deeper dive into the practices of Radical Dharma. The highly experiential weekend format features identity and issue-based caucuses, full-group congresses and skills-building with the embodied practices we need to expand our sense of spaciousness to find greater awareness, understanding and compassion across lines of difference and amongst our own tribes.

Radical Dharma: A Deepening Circle
Radical Dharma is an urgent call to dharma communities to wake from the habitual ways they and their members reproduce and sustain exclusion. Radical Dharma advocates a “new dharma” that deconstructs rather than amplifies systems of suffering, and prepares us to weigh the shortcomings not only of our own minds, but also of our communities. We can only accomplish shifts in awareness through radical honesty, a common ground where we can drop our need for perfection to speak and act from a place of deep vulnerability, and authentic presence. Regardless of how unpleasant this feels or how messy this looks, Radical Dharma emerges out this kind of disarmed honesty, just as a lotus emerges from the mud.

The workshop will serve to:
• create a space where participants can practice radical honesty
• create a space where historically marginalized voices in American sanghas are centered
• investigate how “politics of dis-belonging” plays a role in silencing ourselves and others
• equip participants with tools that can be taken back to their practice communities to continue the work creating radically inclusive and honest communities

This event aims to take the conversation deeper than in previous 2017 Seattle visits from Rev. angel.

Participants who have not yet spent time with Rev. angel are required to have read Radical Dharma AND attended or read/listened to additional investigations of racism in America. Here are a few we strongly recommend:
Undoing Racism Training with People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle Johnson
Robin DiAngelo Training or her book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
Unpacking Whiteness Series at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers with Anna-Brown Griswold
Seeing White Scene on Radio Podcast (14 episodes)

Events for People of Color:
Friday evening, 12/14 from 6-9pm
NOTE NEW TIME Sunday afternoon, 12/16 from 3-6pm
Donation-based events. Free ticket required to attend.

Weekend Workshop – Open to Everyone:
NOTE NEW TIMES: Saturday, 12/15: 9:30am-12:30pm & 2-5:30pm and Sunday, 12/16: 11:00am-1:30pm
Opportunity to offer Dana to Reverend angel will be available on Sunday.

Tickets available by clicking on the green bar above. Space is limited, please register early!

Refund of 75% ticket cost up to seven days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.

Events for People of Color on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon: dana (donation)-based. Make a heartfelt offering.

Saturday am & pm and Sunday am: This event will be offered at three rate options to support meaningful access at different economic levels. If you are able to invest in social justice work and support our efforts to make this workshop and others accessible, please consider the SUPPORTING rate. If you need financial support to access this workshop, purchase at the SUPPORTED rate, otherwise SUSTAINING is the market value rate that takes into account the teacher’s pay and 8 Limbs, Rainier Beach and MCPS expenses. No partial registration.

Supporting: $295
Sustaining: $210
Supported: $85

If you prefer to pay by check (and save the EventBrite fees), please mail payment with email, name, and phone number to:

Rainier Beach Yoga
8311 48th Ave South
Seattle WA 98118

Accessibility information:
In order to make this event as inclusive as possible we ask that you: Please refrain from using scented products including shampoos, laundry detergent and other personal products, including those with essential oils. Be prepared to turn cell phones off completely during the event if possible. Southside Commons is wheelchair accessible. There are 4 bathrooms, 2 are gender neutral, 2 are designated to women/men. Please use the restroom of your choice. There will be chairs set up for this event. If you prefer sitting or lying, please bring any props you wish to use.

Refund Policy:
Refund of 75% ticket cost up to seven days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.


14 December 2018
16 December 2018
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8 Limbs Yoga
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Southside Commons
3518 South Edmunds Street, Columbia City
Seattle, WA 98118 United States