Event Details

This year has seen global uprisings against state violence and police brutality, sparked by the murder of George Floyd in May. To acknowledge this moment in history, and as part of our Jamyang London’s event series marking Black History Month, they will be hosted a series of events with Jan Willis coordinated in collaboration with Land of Joy and Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. Please see details of all the events being offered below.

Online Event: 15th October, 7 – 8:30pm

Professor Willis will be talking about the manifestations of structural racism, including policing and the prison-industrial complex, as well as the way Dharma practice relates to resistance and activism.

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Online Event: 22nd October, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Kamlo Chen-Duffy, Spiritual Programme Coordinator of Jamyang Buddhist Centre London, will be speaking to Professor Willis about her experiences as a Black Buddhist woman. We’ll explore how Buddhist teachings and practices can help us process and confront the particular social injustices experienced by Black people.

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Online Event: 29th October, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

A puja is a Buddhist ritual where practitioners develop their mental qualities and accumulate merit through recitation of devotional verses and by making offerings to a particular deity. In this case, this is Medicine Buddha, who represents all qualities of physical and spiritual healing. For the dedications at the end of this special puja, we will recite the names of those who have lost their lives as a result of police brutality and systemic racism.

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