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Between Me and Freedom - Shared screen with speaker view
Regina Smith
19:34
Welcome everyone
Alyssa Woods
19:43
Thanks!
Elena Camerin Young
19:48
thank you!
Liz Lewinson
20:00
Thanks!
Beth Korczynski
20:11
hi from Ann Arbor, MI!
Susan Skjei
20:12
Glad to be here!
FuGen Tom Pitner
20:28
Hello from Hays, KS
Janet Bass
20:36
Thanks for having me here in Chicago - how beautiful!
Regina Smith
20:40
Welcome!
Myoshin Kelley
20:52
HI from Bloomington MN
Gary Singer
20:54
Happy Hello! From Brooklyn!
Regina Smith
21:08
Moving bodies :)
Regina Smith
21:59
How does it feel to be FREE?
Floyd Blades
23:40
Hello everyone from Vancouver Island Canada. This is an amazing tune!!!
Stephanie Romero-she/her
23:56
Hello from Pittsburgh PA!
Michael Bauer
28:15
word!
Anne Woods
28:50
John Lewis
janneli
28:58
sam cooke
Richard Glaser
28:58
Frederick Douglass
Alex Papaconstantinou
29:00
Octavia Bulter
Allen Cooper
29:00
Ella Baker
cedarbarstow
29:03
Martin Luther King
Elizabeth Leach
29:03
Audre Lorde
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
29:03
Arede Lorde
kendallmccormick
29:12
Stokely Carmichael
Sophia
29:12
Adrienne maree brown
Cynthia Drake
29:15
Toni Morrison
djones
29:15
Tina Campt - generative refusal
Jeff C.
29:21
Nelson Mandala
Elizabeth Leach
29:27
Ta-nehisi Coates
Max Harlow (he/they)
29:28
Janaya Future Kahn
Don Cohen
29:29
James Baldin
Richard Glaser
29:31
Gil Scott Heron
Sofia Nunez
29:35
John Lewis
Anne Marie (they, them)
29:37
Fanny Lou Hammer
Linda
29:42
John lewis
INA Sajovich she/her
29:42
Sonya Renee Taylor
Stephan Taylor
29:44
Malcolm X
Michael Bauer
29:46
Miles Davis
Pan Williams
29:49
yasmina porter
Anne Z Parker
29:54
Rhonda Mc Gee
Judith Simmer-Brown
29:54
Ida B. Wells!
Cecilia Mowatt
29:57
Jesse Jackson
Pan Williams
29:57
Magik Sowers
Allen Cooper
29:59
Bayard Rustin
Michael Bauer
30:09
Crazy Horse
Linda
30:12
Rosa parks
Pan Williams
30:12
Harriet Tubman
Alyssa Woods
30:13
Ellen Pence
Anne Woods
30:14
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Anne Z Parker
30:20
Harriet Tubman
Leah
30:23
Ghandi
Floyd Blades
30:28
Steve Biko
Pan Williams
30:30
Black Elk
Sophia
30:30
Dolores Huerta
Pan Williams
30:37
Peace Pilgrim
julienakamura Insight
30:37
Ella Jenkins!! And Maya Angelou!!
djones
30:42
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Stephan Taylor
30:43
Soujourner Truth
Michael Bauer
30:46
Granny D
djones
30:55
COmbahee River COllective
Stephanie Romero-she/her
39:42
white, 1st generation American, cis-gendered woman, Spanish/Italian/English speaker, temporarily able-bodied
Elizabeth Leach
40:09
I identify as a White cisgender Mexican American woman, temporarily able-bodied, with citizenship, bilingual…
Beth Korczynski she/her
40:16
on mobile, seeing resources in the chat. am I missing it?
Beth Korczynski she/her
40:29
not seeing...
Sophia
41:34
Latinx with citizenship and English as first language, white adjacent privilege, womxn, currently cis, queer, neurodiverse, temporarily able-bodied
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
41:37
white, cisgender, gay, male, 1st generation Turkish-US citizen, temp. able-bodied, neuro-typical, upper middle class, with significant education privilege
Allen Cooper
41:53
white heterosexual male Appalachian dad seeker
djones
43:20
Dipped and buttered
Regina Smith
43:42
thanks D for some call and response!!
Regina Smith
43:50
What have y'all heard?
djones
44:02
dear mama
Stephan Taylor
44:04
I identify as Black/African-American, gay, cisgender male, US citizen from the Southeastern US, middle class, Masters level educated, currently able-bodied, supposedly neurotypical
Stephan Taylor
44:33
I heard his mother had a vision of the Buddha's destiny
Susan Skjei
44:34
White, cisgender, woman, middle class, US citizenship, california born, lover of freedom and stories
djones
44:37
He didn’t have to worry about the rent being too damn high
Elizabeth Leach
44:46
mm mm mm
nancy
45:12
why would he leave such a sweet set-up??
Sara Lewis
45:13
White, cisgender woman with heterosexual privilege, upper middle class, younger middle age, education privilege, temporarily able bodied/temporarily neurotypical without mental health challenges, and more..
djones
45:14
mo money mo problems
Regina Smith
45:23
LOVE it!!
Pan Williams
45:26
preach! so much wisdom, so fun, so real
Alyssa Woods
45:47
womyn, womyn loving dyke, feminist, mama, white, college grad, us citizen, minnesotan
djones
45:53
Crossed them tracks...
Regina Smith
46:16
AH HELLZ NO
Susan Skjei
46:44
He woke up
Regina Smith
46:54
I gotta get up outta here- the buddha
Sara Lewis
46:58
DO IT, Sid!!
djones
47:07
ya’ll lucky we can’t post gifs…
Alyssa Woods
47:37
Lol!
djones
47:44
You ever seen waiting to exhale…
Sara Lewis
47:56
Yaśodharā!
scott globus
48:03
They did have a lot of nannies
djones
48:28
“Find himself”
djones
49:19
I got 5 on it
nancy
49:26
every high has a crash
Regina Smith
49:32
what goes up...
Stephan Taylor
50:06
that's why you gotta get to deep space
djones
50:26
they needed to read pleasure activism
Regina Smith
50:33
GIVING UP FOOD?
Sophia
50:43
yes amb
Regina Smith
50:44
doesn't sound like freedom to me
Regina Smith
51:37
sounds like he needed a homecooked meal
djones
52:24
She saved the kid… like always
Susan Skjei
52:36
Thanks mom!
Regina Smith
52:43
RIGHT!!
Regina Smith
52:51
Women's nourishment saving the world
Elizabeth Leach
52:59
YES
scott globus
53:06
Lucky for us, she wandered by and gave some food to rejuvenate him
djones
53:28
he loved them trees
Regina Smith
53:40
LOL
Regina Smith
53:45
The first sit in
djones
53:50
lol
Stephan Taylor
53:51
Did he bring a snack this time?
Ben Morrow (he/him)
54:42
FUCK YOU MARA!!!
Sara Lewis
54:42
Oh crap
Regina Smith
54:59
YEAH CARLA
Regina Smith
55:05
Re-mix
Alyssa Woods
55:12
nice
djones
55:26
snap snap snap
Elizabeth Leach
55:28
Uh huh!
Elena Camerin Young
55:30
Carla, you're an amazing storyteller!
Susan Skjei
56:16
Loved it Carla!
Judith Simmer-Brown
56:54
Beautiful job, Carla! Loving Ramon’s view here too!
djones
57:04
Candy paint on 22s
Regina Smith
57:31
Oh yeah I miss cigarettes :(
djones
57:38
meeee tooooo
Elena Camerin Young
57:47
I hear you
Regina Smith
57:54
What do YOU want?
djones
58:12
To hug my dad again :-(
Elena Camerin Young
58:24
to see my mother
Elissa Turner
58:35
Believe it or not, I was sitting in retreat at Naropa last year and saw Mara - a huge black entity with a the word Mara persistently repeating intuitively to me. The falcon god Horus came in and protected me <3
djones
58:57
you don’t want to piss off the base
Elena Camerin Young
01:01:10
beautiful, Ramon!
Susan Skjei
01:01:15
Great reframe Ramon! Thanks!
djones
01:01:34
snap snap snap
Alyssa Woods
01:01:41
Oh, Karen...
Michael Bauer
01:01:41
ok karen
Maya Nath (she/her)
01:01:42
sheeeeee
Regina Smith
01:01:51
MMMhmmm that's how they be
Stephan Taylor
01:01:54
Do you live in this neighborhood?
Regina Smith
01:02:00
YESSSSS
djones
01:02:00
you don’t “belong” here
nancy
01:02:08
sitting on the sidewalk, leaning against Walgreens on The Hill.
Elizabeth Leach
01:02:08
OMG
djones
01:02:19
silly rabbit…
Elizabeth Leach
01:02:57
smh
djones
01:03:00
you aint built for this son
djones
01:03:33
You’re not legible to me
djones
01:03:58
we feel unsafe
nancy
01:03:59
"What do you mean you don't have an ID?"
djones
01:04:53
“Watch me aggress"
djones
01:05:23
Snap snap snap
Susan Skjei
01:06:33
Go Regina!
Elissa Turner
01:06:55
Break it down for poor Mara here...oh dear :-/
djones
01:07:02
why can’t you just…
djones
01:07:14
Bloop
Carla Mueller
01:07:37
Go on
djones
01:08:21
Yes!
Michael Bauer
01:08:41
wut!
Elissa Turner
01:08:42
Amen!
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
01:09:11
YAS!
Alyssa Woods
01:09:30
Get it!
Elissa Turner
01:09:56
Ba-bye Mara! Toodles!!!
Michael Bauer
01:10:07
beautiful
Elizabeth Leach
01:10:18
BOOM!
Anne Z Parker
01:10:18
Beautiful story!
djones
01:10:24
Snap snap snap
Sophia
01:10:25
<3
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
01:10:31
🙏🏻
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
01:10:32
Hell ya!
Anne Woods
01:10:36
That was awesome — would love to be able to hear that over and over!
Kelly Dignan (she/her)
01:10:37
So good!!
Judy Lief
01:11:00
Great poem…and story telling!
Sara Lewis
01:11:16
Carla, Regina, Ramon I have to go support another friend’s dharma talk, but feeling much gratitude for you! <3
Jessica Carhart
01:12:12
Identity: White, Female, 48, Middle Class, Hetrerosexual, Compromised physical ability (2 diagnosis), raised by a single mom, was a single mom, spiritual and truth seeker, grew up in the south and the northwest giving me wide perspective of political and racial landscapes, English, american, First born, Parent of 5, live in the country…Power Roles Up: White, Parent, Business Owner, primarily grew up in the Pacific Northwest (greater attitudes of equality and diversity) Strong boundaries…….. Power Roles Down: Woman, Mysogynist and abusive men in the family, single mother after first husband passed (missed job opportunities without support). Loss of power in family, growing up in the south for half of childhood, heavily “disciplined” for having black and minority friends.
Regina Smith
01:12:29
How are we doing?
Regina Smith
01:12:38
How ya feeling?
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
01:12:40
:-)!!!
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
01:13:06
My heart is open and tender! And joyful! Thank you.
Anne Z Parker
01:13:19
awesome - from the heart
Regina Smith
01:13:39
Thank you beloved Naropa family <3
Alyssa Woods
01:13:39
Y'all are killing it! This is great so far!
Kari
01:14:05
I'm sorry, but at this point over 45 minutes of the 120 minutes available for this critically important subject matter has been used to rehash stories which most likely are already known by the participants joining this call to begin with. The discussion (I thought) is about Racism\Antiracism in the current manifest reality of suffering for so many in the current 3d time-space continuum based on ignorance\harmfulness caused by others who are not understanding.
Regina Smith
01:14:33
The how is as important as the what
Regina Smith
01:14:42
Black voices at the center
Regina Smith
01:14:55
Centering black liberation
Stephan Taylor
01:14:59
the phrase "concerned citizen" made me think of my granddad and his non-profit (with its newsletter that I was voluntold to assist with editing)
djones
01:15:08
expect non-closure
Sophia
01:15:23
^
Anne Woods
01:15:32
Kari, I’m so sorry/sad you see the amazing story telling — centering Black voices — as separate from this work. It’s actually at the heart of this work, so much work to be done …
djones
01:15:53
Who has the power to define importance
Kari
01:16:27
The focus SINCERELY needs to be focused on our current state of affairs fed by past ignorance and himsa--there is a chance to change this should humanity be allowed to continue existing on the planet!
Anne Woods
01:16:56
And that’s right where the focus is!
Abby Graf
01:17:20
Patience and humility Kari.
Anne Woods
01:17:40
And openness and curiosity :-)
Judith Simmer-Brown
01:18:19
So important to listen to the very ground of the founding story of Buddhism—seeing it as a story of liberation. This is so valuable, the very work we need to do in our buddhist organizations! Thank you Carla, Regina, and Ramon! That sets a new paradigm!
djones
01:18:36
Facing the band
Michael Bauer
01:18:51
Love it!
Alyssa Woods
01:18:54
@regina yes!
Judith Simmer-Brown
01:18:59
Love the AfroCentric focus!
Elizabeth Leach
01:19:00
YES. “Shift the focus from combatting white supremacy to centering other ways of being” - PROFOUND
Stephan Taylor
01:19:26
Kari, I'm curious to know what your expected agenda and run of show looked like
Phil Tonne
01:19:45
my confusion all confusion separates me and all beings from enlightenment. Let’s see the confusion and become together, recognize that we are each other, become the light wher there is no separation, no other
Alyssa Woods
01:22:43
"both, and...!"
djones
01:22:46
Especially the ways you are unfamiliar with
djones
01:23:15
all black lives matter
janneli
01:23:30
Oppression of BIPOC occurred at same time white people began hurting mother earth through farming- monoculture, perfect rows, annihilating bugs, etc. , using toxins to kill
djones
01:24:46
The Extractive Zone. - Macarena Gomez-Barris
Kathy/Healing WELL
01:25:40
I missed how those qualities (like perfectionism, urgency) are manifestations of white supremacy. Could you talk about that more?
Anne Woods
01:26:40
There’s also a great piece on this on the SURJ web site (Characteristics of White Culture)
Kathy/Healing WELL
01:26:41
Thanks, Regina. Can you share that article? Perhaps you already have and I missed it.
Ramon Parish
01:27:27
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html
scott globus
01:27:33
Regina, or others, if you have links, to book titles, of the referred works, pls share
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
01:28:10
Thank you for the handout!
Jeff C.
01:29:24
Isn't "white supremacy" a characteristic of all of us (our human conditioning and nature)? Don't we all practice "white supremacy" at some point in our lives, no matter what race we are? Of course, some do this power aberration more than others at times.
Pan Williams
01:29:35
Isn't "white supremacy" a characteristic of all of us (our human conditioning and nature)? Don't we all practice "white supremacy" at some point in our lives, no matter what race we are? Of course, some do this power aberration more than others at times.
Pan Williams
01:29:49
recently met and befriended someone who turns out to be antisemetic and white supremacist. there was an attempt to pill me in white supremacist neo-odinism+ I’m proceeding with compassion in an attempt to sit strongly in justice like the Buddha. I pray that I as a white man who he respects I can bring healing to this suffering misguided brother.
Ben Morrow (he/him)
01:30:14
https://www.dismantlingracism.org/uploads/4/3/5/7/43579015/okun_-_white_sup_culture.pdf
Pan Williams
01:30:52
(overtly racist)
djones
01:31:33
Reclaiming his time
Jessica Carhart
01:33:09
Perfectionism: Passively or abusively controlled within my immediate family on both sides you don’t challenge the Christian church, you don’t challenge the men in the family… love and loyalty equate masking the truth at all personal expense. if you do challenge these you are cut off finically, emotionally and literally. I chose to leave my familial circles and be a different example to my kids. They and we are all activists. Business wise we intentionally employ native american and black artists and participate and financially support their personal needs relative to their obstacles put in their path due to systemic racism. However, I don’t feel its enough and here to learn how to build better bridges
Pan Williams
01:34:51
I just moved my chair into the sun. liberation.
Sophia
01:41:34
Amen
Alyssa Woods
01:41:43
Praises!!
Elizabeth Leach
01:42:35
Regina, Carla, and Ramon, this is quite honestly the most beautiful teaching I’ve ever experienced. So moved and grateful. It felt like a transmission of sorts that can’t be undone. Thank you.
djones
01:43:44
yes. I felt this today on a walk, black af, black hoodie… reclaiming my body
djones
01:44:46
That you live under a flag that represents your nonexistence
Stephan Taylor
01:45:49
That flag wouldn't be possible without our Black, Brown, Indigenous and other ancestors of color
djones
01:46:37
john akomfrah is a great artist to google
djones
01:47:23
Digital download
djones
01:47:45
bwahhh!
Stephan Taylor
01:48:00
As a Trekkie, this idea of placing Black people and other people of color into future was the reason Martin Luther King asked Nichelle Nichols to not quit Star Trek
djones
01:48:39
f*ck yo table
Cecilia Mowatt
01:49:05
Set your own table and invite all to join the meal!
Jessica Carhart
01:49:09
exactly
Patti Chenis
01:50:11
Thank you Carla, Regina and Ramon for your brilliance, creativity, clarity and leadership in this awesome presentation! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and internal tears of joy!
Elissa Turner
01:50:20
Beautifully expressed Regina, thank you for your voice - power to imagination for the higher good of all
nic (he/him)
01:50:25
fire
Michael Bauer
01:50:33
heard
Alyssa Woods
01:50:38
right on
Judy Lief
01:50:41
So brilliant and heartfelt..thnks
djones
01:50:41
Break away from the woefully limited box of white supremacist/western mindset
Kelly Dignan (she/her)
01:50:43
Yes
Pan Williams
01:50:48
bless these teachings.
Elena Camerin Young
01:50:50
thank you, Regina
Susan Skjei
01:50:52
Brilliant! Thanks Regina!
Beth Korczynski she/her
01:51:03
thank you!
Floyd Blades
01:51:13
For myself, as a white, western european descent, Canadian, it’s about getting honest with the past. Not just what i was told, also what was actually done, and why. Regardless of my “innocence” in those events, by default, i carry a karmic debt to no longer stay silent in the face of our collective responsibility.
djones
01:51:28
We got you Ramon
djones
01:51:56
“Watch me aggress”
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
01:52:51
Thank you for naming this Ramon.
Judith Simmer-Brown
01:53:00
Right on, Ramon! Thank you!
djones
01:53:07
You didn’t perform blackness under the terms and conditions of belonging
Pan Williams
01:53:11
thank you Ramon, with you
Stephan Taylor
01:53:34
Thank you for naming this Ramon. I think it is a "teachable moment" indeed
Chanda Williams
01:53:41
Thank you, Ramon.
Susan Skjei
01:54:13
Yes, thanks Ramon!
Alyssa Woods
01:54:15
Thank you, Ramon.
Kelly Dignan (she/her)
01:54:17
Thank you!!
Emily Bruce (she, her)
01:54:37
Appreciating you, Ramon.
Beth Korczynski she/her
01:54:38
thank you so much I very much appreciate what you have offered us today
djones
01:54:48
Thank you for that labor Ramon.
Juri Sekiguchi
01:55:01
I’m so glad you addressed this, Ramon! This has been such a powerful time and I so cherish it.
djones
01:55:40
Been there done that
Anne Z Parker
01:55:48
Thank you for your words Ramon and all that is offered today
Cecilia Mowatt
01:55:52
We are all subject to the culture of what “Should Be”. We all need to be open and be able to listen especially to what does not resonate with us and our way of thinking/being/doing. Learning how not to judge and open mind/heart to hear what is being said or done. Ask yourself why you react the way you act. Ask “Is it true?’ Does it matter if it is not my way? What can I learn from it? About myself? About others? This has been deep.
djones
01:55:53
yes!
Johnna Grice
01:56:06
thank you. thank you. thank you.
Emily Bruce (she, her)
01:56:11
“We could have geared this presentation to educating White people about Whiteness.
Alyssa Woods
01:56:14
I'm so happy you did not choose to educate white people about whiteness. This has been so beautiful, and authentic, and real!
Floyd Blades
01:56:19
THANK YOU< THANK YOU< THANK YOU!!!!
Don Thompson
01:56:23
I felt joy in the storytelling about the Buddha.
Beth Korczynski she/her
01:56:25
❤️
INA Sajovich she/her
01:56:28
yes!!! thank you thank you thank you 🙏
Sophia
01:56:31
liberate upon being
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
01:56:36
Amen!
Alyssa Woods
01:56:39
YES!!!
Judith Simmer-Brown
01:56:48
Svaha!
djones
01:57:01
And that is black excellence is practice
Pan Williams
01:57:20
empowering
Myoshin Kelley
01:57:32
Love what you have offered and how you have offered it! It breaks through in a whole different way.
Judith Simmer-Brown
01:57:43
The new book, Black and Buddhist, shares this kind of personal experience. Here it is, live! We are so lucky.
Norman
01:57:53
Great program and many may be wondering how they might go deeper with some post webinar teaching.
Stephan Taylor
01:57:54
It is important to also open knowledge up... I've read historical accounts of Siddharta Gautama... the Black, "urban", "hood", whatever one wants to call this rendition was far more engaging than most of the academic books I've read
Beth Korczynski she/her
01:58:25
he touched the earth, and the earth shook in witness
Chinjandra (Lisa Marshall)
01:59:01
at this moment
Regina Smith
01:59:06
I love my colleagues
Jeff C.
01:59:07
You are guys are deinitely gutsy and intense and speaking your truth, which is good to see. Sometimes people feel they are being talked down to, by no matter who is presening, and so there is a balance there somewhere for each of us, I feel.
Sheila
01:59:11
Powerful, authentic, and oh so refreshing!
Chinjandra (Lisa Marshall)
01:59:15
how do we move into love and compassion
Elissa Turner
01:59:25
Homeland for the aboriginal person is your being – where you have been for thousands of years. Dispossess the person from that and they become nothing - Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Aboriginal Elder
Floyd Blades
02:00:37
We move into love and compassion by entering in with love and compassion.
Chinjandra (Lisa Marshall)
02:02:01
I went outside and touched a tree
patriciamfahrenkrug
02:02:08
Thank you so much! This was so powerful!!
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
02:02:10
Carla, Regina, Ramon, thank you for your love and generosity.
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
02:03:27
Thank you <3
Wildecy de Fátima Jury
02:03:54
was this meeting recorded? if testando we have access to watch it?
Stephan Taylor
02:04:35
I'm not sure anyone can speak to the "Black experience". The Black experience is as varied as the number of Black people here.
Floyd Blades
02:04:46
Thank you all so much. Carla, Regina, Ramon, this is another moment of courage and generosity that people of colour continue to offer us in the hope that we will grow into wisdom.Thank you, go along gently, and have grand and loving life.
Jessica Carhart
02:05:19
Since I don’t think Jason Appt is teaching anymore, will this be continued here as a psych class (or is there) based on what was brought in here, and systemic racist culture
nic (he/him)
02:05:27
Carla Mueller!!!
Stephan Taylor
02:05:56
Good looking out, Nic.
Robin J
02:06:20
Thank you all so much!
Max Harlow (he/they)
02:06:28
thank you Carla, Ramon, Regina! so grateful to see/here/feel a piece of your journey and your teachings
Elizabeth Leach
02:06:34
YES
djones
02:06:48
EVERYBODY!
nancy
02:07:14
You are embodying the message you are delivering. In real time. Thank you, Regina, Carla, and Ramon.
Robert Althouse
02:07:21
Thank you Ramon, Carla and Regina for this lovely and challenging teaching.
Susan Skjei
02:07:38
Beautiful teaching! Thanks!
Alyssa Woods
02:07:44
curiosity!
Elena Camerin Young
02:07:47
YESSS
Sheila
02:07:59
Inviting us to think and to stretch out minds. Yes!
Emily Bruce (she, her)
02:08:11
I learned so much from you today. Thank you!
Elizabeth Leach
02:08:31
“The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations which we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us, and which knows only the oppressors' tactics, the oppressors' relationships.” - Audre Lorde
Sophia
02:08:35
stop and feel
Michael Bauer
02:08:37
Oh yes.
Ben Morrow (he/him)
02:08:53
Embodiment. Embodiment. Embodiment
Anne Z Parker
02:09:32
Bowing dear, beautiful, brave, brilliant colleagues Regina, Ramon and Carla
Elena Camerin Young
02:09:40
Cecilia!!!
Elissa Turner
02:09:43
Right on Cecilia, thank you! Cheers to openness <3
Sofia Nunez
02:09:45
Loving the rambling, Cecilia!
Anne Z Parker
02:10:29
Go Cecilia thank you!
rachel N
02:10:46
yay Cecilia!
Susan Skjei
02:10:55
Thanks Cecilia!
Sheila
02:11:03
Thank you Regina, Carla and Ramon.
Natural Dharma
02:11:54
THANKS FOR YOUR BRAVERY
Stephan Taylor
02:12:20
Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for your bravery
Sophia
02:12:35
not Latina enough, not white enough. I wrestle with this all the time.
Elena Camerin Young
02:12:37
thank you!!!
Sophia
02:12:53
Thank you for your heart and transparency.
djones
02:12:57
We do not represent black people under the terms of white recognition, our representation is a fact of our being.
Regina Smith
02:13:20
Another opportunity for black-centric teachings for liberation: https://sway.office.com/WMZFE4ZWymvkEGze?ref=Link
Jessica Carhart
02:13:24
Thank you…
junetanoue ZenLife&MeditationCtrChicago
02:14:10
Thank you so much for an amazing and heart opening session!!!
rachel N
02:14:22
thank you. great presentation and experience.
Jason Scott Embry
02:14:35
Thanks Regina, Carla and Ramon for a wonderful program and afternoon.
Kelly Petrie
02:14:46
Incredible experience…deep bow of gratitude to all of you
Don Thompson
02:14:48
Thank you.
Stephan Taylor
02:15:06
Thank you Regina, Carla, and Ramon. This was amazing and thoughtful and touching.
Phil Tonne
02:15:27
Thank you for opening us to the unscripted experience of being.
Beth Korczynski she/her
02:15:29
thank you Carla, Ramon, and Regina! 🙏🏼
scott globus
02:15:31
Brilliant. Thank you!
Myoshin Kelley
02:15:49
Deep bows of gratitude Carla, Ramon, Regina, awesome!
Cecilia Mowatt
02:16:17
Thank you everyone for being here and staying to listen, learn and share! Thank you to the organizers, our presenters Ramon, Regina and Carla and Naropa for this blessing of experience!
Lucia King
02:16:21
thank you for your incredible presence.
Alyssa Woods
02:17:01
May we ALL awaken to Buddhahood as one!
Natural Dharma
02:17:02
DEEP BOW TO RAMON, CARLA AND REGINA!!
Heartwood Refuge
02:17:04
Once Trumpa Rinpoche held up a picture and asked what is this? Everyone said "a bird". He said "no, it is a sky".Then everyone saw the sky. The bird soaring in the sky momentarily obscured the bigger picture of what was there. The Dharma can inform us in this way as we address the vicissitudes of life so we have a direction
David Zimmerman (he/they)
02:17:06
Much gratitude, Regina, Carla and Ramon, for sharing your wisdom, your embodied experience, your pain and your hearts. Your narrative of liberation is illuminating and encouraging. Deep bows. May all beings be free, awake, and live in love.
Lisa Wallace (I use my name; they, them))
02:17:35
DEEP bows to all of you. Deep gratitude. Palms together. Thank you.
Sophia
02:17:56
Big gratitude Carla, Regina, Ramon.
Grazia Di Giorgio
02:18:02
thank you so much!
Judy Lief
02:18:15
Heartfelt thank you to Ramon, Carla and Regina
Cecilia Mowatt
02:19:17
My thanks also for Naropa offering this to those who are not members and gratitude to Darra for my invitation.
Patti Chenis
02:19:30
Thank you Carla, Regina and Ramon for authentically planting precious seeds! You give me hope for the future! Much love and appreciation! Patti
Regina Smith
02:19:35
Thanks to everyone who invested their time and energy toward collective liberation
Ben Morrow (he/him)
02:19:37
Thank you Regina, Carla, and Ramon. Deep gratitude for each of you. Tremendous and beautiful. It was an honor to participate.
Regina Smith
02:19:57
Thanks to all of our Naropa Community who came to hold us
cedarbarstow
02:20:05
Thank you for bringing us into black consciousness in a way that was inclusive of all of us. A big bow. I’ve been hungry for this without even knowing it.
Johnna Grice
02:20:26
brilliant. so much gratitude. thank you for bringing it today Regina, Carla, and Ramon. Thank you for continuously showing up. 🙏 real, big, deep bows
rfrancais
02:20:29
Thank you to Ramon, Carla and Regina for sharing today and leading such a wonderful program: insightful, authentic and emotional.
Carla Mueller
02:20:39
Thank you all for being with us!!
Erin OConnor
02:21:03
Thank you, Carla, Regina, Ramon. Deep bow of gratitude. My mind and heart are bigger than when we began. May you and all beings be safe and free.
Elena Camerin Young
02:21:14
Grazie Regina, Carla and Ramon!
Ugur Kocataskin (he/him/his)
02:21:30
Bowing to you, Regina, Carla, Ramon.
Regina Smith
02:22:05
rsmith@naropa.edu- Regina Smith
Alyssa Woods
02:22:18
Thank you!
nancy
02:22:35
Last thing I wanted to do was spend more time on zoom this weekend, but now know there is no better place I could have been for the past two hours. Thank you for taking YOUR time and heart to share with us!
Carla Mueller
02:22:37
Carla mueller cmueller@naropa.edu
Michael Bauer
02:22:46
Big hug
djones
02:22:51
Transform yourself. Transform the world.
Sofia Nunez
02:23:00
❤️
Chanda Williams
02:23:02
Thank you so much!
Juri Sekiguchi
02:23:03
thank you so much, this was powerful and energizing!
Kate Frothingham
02:23:06
Deeply appreciative of your work and courage in being who you are and creating this beautiful space today, Regina, Carla, and Ramon.
Hellen @TheInsightProject
02:23:08
is there a replay for this? thanks much
kendallmccormick
02:23:10
Thank you!!
Gaile
02:23:11
Thank you for bringing us to the black buddha!
Beth Korczynski she/her
02:23:16
thank you so much for warming a snowy Michigan day! ❤️
djones
02:23:20
Thank y’all. Amazing job!
Elissa Turner
02:23:21
Thank you Carla, Regina, and Ramon - many blessings!
Michael Bauer
02:23:33
Is that zap mama?
Michael Bauer
02:23:39
Marie Daulne is a personal hero
djones
02:23:41
badu
Cecilia Mowatt
02:23:42
Very liberating time! I feel lighter even in facing the heavy issues raised!
Veronica
02:23:43
That whole session was enlightening. eye opening. Thank you!
Sheila
02:23:46
Thank you from South Carolina. This was wonderful!
Michael Bauer
02:23:50
On and on Badu
djones
02:24:00
Rip dilla
Maya Nath (she/her)
02:24:01
The Healer. Beautiful.