This is a working list of resources for addressing racial justice and implicit bias as a path of practice.  If you have resources you would like to share, please Connect with us.

Resources From the Plum Village Community

Parallax Press – Books

  • Together We Are One by Thich Nhat Hanh (order from Parallax)
  • Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism edited by Ryumon Hilda Gutierrez; includes an article by Kaira Jewel Lingo (order from Amazon)


  • “Where Spirit and Action Meet: Continuing the Legacy of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” event in NYC about the inter-being of spirituality and action in the struggle for racial justice, ABC Home, September 2015 (click to view)
  • Sacred Justice Retreat Question and Answer Panel at Blue Cliff Monastery, January 2016 (click to view)
  • Introduction to Racial Justice, Blue Cliff Wake Up Retreat, June 2016 (click to view)
  • ARISE presentation at Order of Interbeing Retreat, Blue Cliff Monastery, April 2017 (click to view)
  • “Mindful Resistance” three sessions of teachings and Dharma discussion led by teachers from the Thich Nhat Hanh community and other spiritual traditions, launched May 2017 (click to view)


  • Racial Equity Session at Deer Park’s English Retreat, 2015 (download pdf)
  • Racial Justice Talk at Sangha Facilitators Gathering in Northern California, by Victoria Mausisa, July 2015 (download pdf)

Mindfulness Bell Articles

  • Autumn 2015 – The Path of Racial and Social Equity” by Valerie Brown and Marisela Gomez (download pdf)
  • Autumn 2015 – “Turning Durians into True Love by Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean) (download pdf)
  • Autumn 2015 – Beloved Community by Larry Ward (download pdf)
  • Autumn 2015 – Deep Listening by Joanne Friday (download pdf)

Articles by Marisela Gomez

  • “Listening is Sacred Activism,” November 10, 2016 (click to view)
  • “Sacred Activism: Mindfulness and Racial Justice,” September 10, 2016 (click to view)
  • “Recognizing and Healing Racism in Society and in Our Bodies: A Radical Act of Sacred Justice,” January 5, 2017 (click to view)
  • “Staying woke: The courage to make change manifest in Baltimore,” September 23, 2017 (click to view)

Buddha Statues under Trees. Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush, New

Resources From Other Communities



  • Blackwell, Kelsey – Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People
  • McIntosh, Peggy – Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (pdf)
  • Yang, Larry – Awakening Together in Inquiring Mind, Vol 31/#2/Spring 2015 (pdf)
  • Alexander, Michelle – The New Jim Crow
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi – Between the World and Me
  • DeGruy, Joy – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
  • DiAngelo, Robin – What Does It Mean To Be White?
  • Feagin, Joe – The White Racial Frame
  • Kendall, Frances E. – Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to
  • Authentic Relationships Across Race
  • Kivel, Paul – Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice
  • Lane, Alycee J. – Nonviolence Now
  • Manuel, Zenju Earthlyn – The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender
  • Okun, Tema – The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teachings about Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know
  • Powell, John – A Racing Towards Justice
  • Stevenson, Bryan – Just Mercy
  • Wilkerson, Isabel – The Warmth of Other Suns
  • Williams, Angel Kyodo – Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace
  • Vera A. Myers – Moving Diversity Forward published by the American Bar Association

Charts and Training Resources



The Lotus Institute

On Being with Krista Tippett