Equity and Inclusion at MZMC This is a collection of affinity groups, books, articles, and other media, from which you can draw to learn and grow in relationship to DEIA.
MZMCS’s DEIA committee would appreciate any feedback or proposed additions for this resource list, please contact: email@example.com.
MZMC’s Equity Statement We work to remove barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We thrive by celebrating both what we share and our differences.
Top recommendations for general reading
Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, Larry Yang, Wisdom Publications, 2017
The Way of Tenderness, Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Wisdom Publications, 2015
Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, with Jasmine Syedullah, North Atlantic Books, 2016
General Resources for Promoting DEIA in Buddhist Communities
There are groups across the United States which provide space for Zen practitioners to connect with folks with whom they share identities and experiences. MZMC would be pleased to support members in forming such affinity groups. The following links provide examples of and access to groups around the US for Unpacking Whiteness, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, People of African Descent, people on the autism spectrum, LGBTQ+, European, transgender and gender non-conforming folks.