Debra Kerr has practiced insight meditation since 1991. A graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner Program and Community Dharma Leader Training, Deb also practices in the Dzogchen tradition. She has co-led two Kalyana Mitta groups for several years, and currently teaches meditation in long term care facilities in Oakland, where she also works as a speech pathologist. Deb loves designing individual rituals that bring a sense of sacred connection between people, with all aspects of life, and within each of us to our own deepest wisdom.
How can dharma practice help white people in becoming more aware of the suffering of racism, both in seeing the pervasive ways it effects people of color, as well as the ways it keeps white folks from being truly free??? This talk will cover the universality of "othering," and how we might use wisdom and compassion to work our way past our ingrained conditioning.