This is a working list of resources for addressing racial justice and implicit bias as a path of practice.  Check back regularly for updates. Please contact us via email at connect(at) or Facebook if you have resources you would like to share.

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