The Way of Tenderness – Online Book Discussion
November 3 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rime Center’s Rainbow Body Meditation Group is proud to sponsor a four week discussion on The Way of Tenderness. In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of emptiness and appearance to bear on race, sexuality, and gender, using wisdom forged through personal experience and practice to rethink problems of identity and privilege.
Manuel brings her own experiences as a lesbian black woman into conversation with Buddhism to square our ultimately empty nature with superficial perspectives of everyday life. Her hard-won insights reveal that dry wisdom alone is not sufficient to heal the wounds of the marginalized; an effective practice must embrace the tenderness found where conventional reality and emptiness intersect. Only warmth and compassion can cure hatred and heal the damage it wreaks within us. This is a book that will teach us all.
Facilitator: Circe Namkha Rangdrol
Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 7:45 – 9 pm
Class Fee: $30
Text: The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender – Get it on Amazon