Online Courses


Shogaku Zen Institute is offering Buddhist History, Philosophy, and Racism: Zen Perspectives and Beyond, a nine-week online course taught by Rev. Eric Daishin McCabe and Rev. Steve Kanji Ruhl. Wednesday evenings, 9:00-10:30 pm EST. Starting January 27 and ending March 24

Anti-Racism I is an introduction to the topic of race and racism in the United States. The primary audience for this course is anyone who is interested in learning about race/racism in the US who has never taken a course in critical race or ethnic studies or affiliated fields (indeed, who may not know what the fields of critical race studies or ethnic studies are), who has never read a book about race/racism, or attended any race equity or diversity trainings on the topic of race/racism. There is no charge for this course.




Healing the Broken Body of Sangha. Lion's Roar, February 17, 2017


Born with Two Strikes: How Systemic Racism Shaped Floyd’s Life and Hobbled his Ambition. Washington Post, October 8, 2020

Why is Covid-19 Killing so Many Black Americans?  Andrea Collier, Greater Good Magazine, June 30, 2020. 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh
Waking up to Whiteness, Greg Snyder, Lion's Roar, August 16, 2017

The West has a role in re-imagining the U.S, Ruxandra Guidi, High Country News, June 23, 2020

The Right Speech of Race, Breeze Harper, Lion's Roar, December 31, 2018
Waking up to Racism: Dharma, Diversity, and Race, by bell hooks, Tricycle, Fall 1994

The American Nightmare, Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic, June 1, 2020


Web Sites

Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution


Tara Brach Anti-Racism Resources

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