Ruth King will talk about her new book, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, discussing the Racial Awareness Rubik™, which blends an understanding of mindfulness meditation principles with an exploration of our individual and collective racial conditioning and its systemic proliferation. Her talk emphasizes how being mindful of race supports a culture of care. As she writes in the introduction, "Racism is a heart disease. Many of us can live for a while with a heart disease without knowing it, and others of us know we have a heart disease but are afraid or even in denial about it. But racism is a heart disease, and it’s curable! This book points us toward racial harmony and healing."
Ruth King is a teacher in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) tradition. She is a member of the Teacher’s Council at Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA, and is the founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte, NC. She is a life coach and leadership consultant, and offers Mindful of Race training to teams and organizations nationwide. She is the author of Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, among other works.
Free and open to the public. No reservations needed.
Sponsored by Valley Insight Meditation Society (ValleyInsight.org). The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and to have autographed.
"Racism is a heart disease," writes Ruth King, "and it's curable." Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.
With Mindful of Race, Ruth King offers:
Now in paperback, the self-published success that provides guidance for women in identifying and transforming one of the most challenging emotions of our lives