Rev. angel Kyodo williams: On Liberation, Justice and Love

“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change.  Without collective change, no change matters.” – Reverend angel Kyodo williams


Today’s guest on the podcast is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change, Reverend angel Kyodo williams. She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, which was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Her new book, Radical Dharma, explores racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening.

Ordained as a Zen priest, Rev. angel is a Sensei, the second black woman recognized as a teacher in her lineage. She is a social visionary that applies wisdom teachings and practice to social issues. She sees Transformative Social Change as the world’s next great movement. Both fierce and grounded, she is known for her unflinching willingness to both sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How growing up in New York City profoundly shaped Rev. angel’s life.
  • How moments to awaken are all around us, if we just open to them.
  • How to move closer to a liberated life.
  • How race and the consciousness movement interact with each other.
  • The #1 component contributing to a full, complete life.
  • The difference between grasping and aspiration.

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Photo credit: Christine Alicino

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