Racism and the Self, Part 1 (Excerpt)

By Caverly Morgan

In an excerpt from this three-part series offered by SAND in 2020. Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo dialog with guest Caverly Morgan about individual and collective racial conditioning and internalized systemic oppression. The gathering begins by reckoning with our own shadows and unconscious bias, which we have inherited from our cultures, our families, and possibly even from some of our spiritual teachings and practices.

This series explores:

  • The true meaning of diversity in unity, equity, and solidarity
  • The origins and extent of our own unconscious bias
  • Experiences outside of our own that can provide new perspectives
  • Staying present with an open heart when we feel uncomfortable, defensive, and challenged
  • How to act in solidarity to our brothers and sisters who are black, indigenous, or people of color
  • How to build communities based on equity and inclusion

Let's inquire and walk this path together with humility and open hearts. May this work permeate our lives, our communities, and the world, along with our deepest realizations of unity.

You can watch the entire Racism and the Self series by joining the SAND Community.

Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, author, speaker, and nonprofit founder. She is the founder of Peace in Schools, a nonprofit that created the nation’s first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools. Caverly is also the founder of Presence Collective, a community of cross-cultural contemplatives committed to personal and collective transformation. She is the author of A Kids Book About Mindfulness and The Heart of Who We Are: realizing freedom together.

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