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Healing Together: Learn About the Black Dharma Teacher/Leader Fellowships

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Tallahassee Chan Center (In-person and streamed online)

Join us at the Tallahassee Chan Center for a special event featuring the Dharma Relief 2 (DR2) project, initiated by GuoGu. This unique initiative honors the role of Black Dharma teachers/leaders in providing healing and support to African-descendant communities through Buddhist teachings. DR2 aims to create bridges of understanding and healing for racial trauma. For this event, the esteemed Buddhist advisors of DR2 are visiting from out of town, dedicating their time exclusively to our Tallahassee sangha. This is a rare opportunity to engage with and learn from these distinguished leaders, with the session available both in-person and online.

Visiting Advisors

DaRa Williams
Insight Meditation Society and New York Insight, Vipassana

Marisela B. Gomez, MD
Baltimore and Beyond Mindfulness Community, Order of Interbeing/Tiep Hien
Marisela will launch her new book, “Healing Our Way Home – Black Buddhist Teachings on Ancestors, Joy, and Liberation,” during our Mon night meditation on March 4th. Join us to support her! Copies will be available for purchase. Register for the event here.

Myokei Caine-Barrett Shonin
Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas, Nichiren Shu

Stacy McClendon (Program Director of DR2)
Common Ground Meditation Center, Vipassana

Martin Applebaum

Martin Applebaum
Being Without Self (Rinzai Zen)

Narayan Helen Liebenson

Narayan Helen Liebenson
Insight Meditation Society, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Vipassana

What is Dharma Relief 2?

“Healing Racial Trauma Through Buddhist Communities” is an initiative recognizing Black Dharma teachers/leaders as powerfully positioned to offer healing and support through a Buddhist lens for African-descendant communities in the United States. These teachers/leaders impact the intergenerational, historical, and continuing present-day trauma on African-descended people. DR2, through the generous dāna (donations) of many, is funding five individual Black Dharma Teacher/Leader Fellowships to provide the community and material resources they need to carry on their profound work. Fellows receive a monthly dāna offer of $1,000.00 USD to use as they see fit to best support their livelihood and well-being. The fellowships began in October of 2023 and will continue for one year.



March 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tallahassee Chan Center
1310 N Paul Russell Rd
Tallahassee, 32301 United States
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