Founder and Senior Fellow: Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
Called “the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America,” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer, and founder of Center for Transformative Change.
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. Her book was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. In 2016, Rev. angel published her second book entitled, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. Ordained as a Zen priest, Rev. angel is the second black woman recognized as a teacher in her lineage.