The Experience of Diversity in American Buddhism

Many Buddhist centers in the United States have a membership that is mostly white, middle-class and heteronormative. What are the experiences of Buddhist students who identify as BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ in these spaces? We will be joined for this episode by two special guests who are Buddhist students and also leaders in their Buddhist communities, Leilani-Kali Rivers who is a student and Board member at Shantideva Center in Brooklyn, and Christian Howard who is a student and teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, and a teacher of Cultivating Emotional Balance.

Featuring Ven Tenzin Chogkyi, Leilani-Kali Rivers, Christian Howard and Patrick McGinn (host).

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