Rev. angel Kyodo Williams combines training for the heart-mind with training for the body-mind, to present a new way of leadership: Leadership can be cultivated by anyone. More than a […]
Inspiring, strengthening, and connecting the leadership of women – across cultures, orientations, generations, sectors, and disciplines – is essential to facilitating the systemic transformation needed to shift our cultures, societies, and civilizations. As is rebalancing the feminine and masculine archetypally in ourselves, our institutions, and our ways of walking in and relating to each other and the world.
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Rev. angel Kyodo williams combines training for the heart-mind with training for the body-mind, to present a new way of leadership: Leadership can be cultivated by anyone. More than a […]
Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Rusia Mohiuddin co-facilitate their signature breakthrough embodiment/somatic-based training: Practice Justice in a 4-day retreat format. What’s this retreat about? The Practicing Justice retreats use a somatic […]
Rev. angel Kyodo Williams will be the guest presenter in this 4-day social justice with training by Off the Mat, Into The World, together with OTM Founders, Seane Corn, Hala […]
There is still time to apply! The Practicing Justice retreats use a somatic lens to un-layer, unpack & reveal the many ways oppression limits our ability to align our leadership […]
We all get handed these stories, right? Every one of us—we’re born into a family, a time, a region, a culture. We get handed a story about what we look like. As we express our capacities we get stories about whether we are more or less capable. Not only do we get individual stories, but we also get collective stories. We miss a great deal when we only pay attention to the story that’s been handed to us and we’re not intimately connected to the deeper story of who we really are—as Buddhists say before our mother was born. We come encoded with a deep memory of who we’ve always been but when we arrive on the scene our focus is turned toward the external. We forget we have that operating information about who we always are.
Arising out of the cultural needs and priorities of seventh-century China, the Zen school places significant emphasis on mind-to-mind transmission. The transmission ceremony affirms one as a successor in a lineage reputed to be unbroken from the historic Buddha to Mahakashyapa in India, through to Bodhidharma and Huineng in China, to Dogen in Japan, and in my case, Taizan Maezumi Roshi and Bernie Glassman Roshi in America. One of the essential rites of this passage is to hand copy and receive back a stamped bloodline document that traces this lineage in a chart of swirling lines ending with your own name, effectively “sealing” one’s authentic place of belonging in this eighty-plus-generation family.