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Radical Dharma: The Conversation @ SMC

4 August 2019 - 8 August 2019

Radical Dharma Conversation

It’s time to create the conditions that reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with authentic community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the critical conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and prevents our collective awakening. We can only accomplish shifts in awareness by creating conditions for radical honesty, where we drop our need for perfection to speak and act from a place of deep vulnerability and authentic presence. This 5-day deep dive Conversation offers the critical guidance, practices, and experiences we need, but were never taught.

Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, Lama Rod Owens, and guest teacher Dr. Jasmine Syedullah help us navigate grief, apathy, alienation, and burnout and engage in an intimate practice of bold, authentic, and inclusive conversation. Together we will:

  • Identify and disrupt patterns of internalized oppression and collusion
  • Learn embodied practice of Centering in Presence to build internal capacity
  • Learn to recognize and disrupt social patterns that play a role in silencing ourselves and others
  • Unearth and dismantle myths that deny the history and context of our conditioning   
  • Practice skillfully engaging across lines of difference to continue the conversation in your own community


As we align our values with our behaviors, we become equipped and empowered to respond to the urgent need for action. All people looking for ways to deconstruct rather than amplify systems of suffering are welcome.


Sliding scale. Scholarships are available. See SMC website for more information.

**We ask that participants read the book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation in advance of the program.
To generate informed experience, we request the following information

  • racial identity
  • age
  • gender/pronoun


4 August 2019
8 August 2019
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Shambhala Mountain Center
151 Shambhala Way
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 United States