Aif2022 Kyodo Williams Angel

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Zen Sensei; Founder and Senior Fellow, Center for Transformative Change

angel Kyodo williams is founder and senior fellow of the Center for Transformative Change. Ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest, she is also a sensei, the second black woman recognized as a teacher in her lineage. A believer in transformative social change, williams applies wisdom teachings and practice to social issues. 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, which explores racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening. Her work has been covered by media including The Boston Globe, Essence, Buddhadharma, The Village Voice, and the Oxygen channel. williams received the first Creating Enlightened Society Award from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the international Shambhala community leader.

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