Acharya Simmer-Brown Talk - Diversity / Privilege
with Michaela McCormick
Diversity Talk II by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown (on video) addresses the systemic social advantages and disadvantages that various diversity categories experience in society. Exploring this can help us be more compassionate, more open to others. Understanding our own internalized privilege and oppression allows us to bring more awareness to our encounters with others, and ultimately is the ground for inviting more diversity into Shambhala as well as for engaging in the world beyond Shambhala.
This talk is part of the Community as Path Series and is Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown’s second talk on diversity. She has asked that people see the first talk before viewing this talk. If someone has experience with diversity issues, exceptions can be made; however, she strongly suggests people see the first talk. Here is the title of and link to the first talk: Diversity Talk #1 ~ From Basic Goodness of Self to Basic Goodness of Society: Exploring Diversity http://youtu.be/IayPiQpoGJA
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. She is the Dean of the Shambhala International Teachers' Academy, and has authored the book Dakini’s Warm Breath. She and her husband, Richard, have two adult children and three grandchildren.