angel Kyodo williams — The World Is Our Field of Practice


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angel Kyodo williams is one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing. She is an esteemed Zen priest and the second black woman recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. For those of us who are not monastics, she says, the world is our field of practice. To sink into conversation with her is to imagine and nourish the transformative potential of this moment toward human wholeness.

Reverend angel Kyodo williams is the founder of the national social justice organization Transformative Change. She’s the author of “Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace” and “Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.”

Find the transcript for this show at This interview originally aired in April 2018.

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