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Buddhist ‘People of Color Sanghas’ Diversity Efforts Address Conflicts About Race Among Meditators

posted on November 21, 2012

The Huffington Post‘s Jaweed Kaleem travels to Seattle to profile the emergence of “people of color sanghas,” exclusively non-white Buddhist groups, a rarity in the predominantly white Buddhist enclaves of the Pacific Northwest. Members believe that practicing away from whites has spiritually empowered them. “Being an American Indian woman, I am judged all the time. I just feel more accepted if it’s not white people telling me what to do, how to meditate,” Teresa Powers says. “It’s like I’m among my own.”

Read at Huffington Post