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Being Black Angel Kyodo Williams

Being Black By Angel Kyodo Williams

Being Black by Angel Kyodo Williams

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An African American's Zen guide to happiness, satisfaction, and balance shows black Americans how to apply Buddhist principles to their lives to achieve the "warrior spirit" path to truth and responsibility. Reprint.

Being Black Summary

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by Angel Kyodo Williams

In the style of Iyanla Vanzant, Being Black is a down-to-earth spiritual handbook for all black people searching for true self-acceptance and lasting personal happiness. The average black person today is searching for greater meaning in their everyday lives than ever before. They seek a spiritual life that transcends traditional religious teachings and offers an alternative to the rampant materialism of the modern world - but they also need the tools to find it. Now available in paperback for the first time, Being Black speaks directly to a black audience in an elegant, practical book that combines the universal wisdom of Buddhism with an inspirational call for self-acceptance and community empowerment. Angel Kyodo Williams teaches how a 'warrior spirit' of truth and responsibility towards yourself and others can be developed into the foundation for real happiness and personal transformation. These personal stories and simple guidelines written in a straightforward language, invite readers from all faiths to step into the freedom of a life lived with grace, fearlessness, and fluidity.

Being Black Reviews

"There is nothing quite like this lean, honest, courageous presentation of the Dharma." - Alice Walker " important new step for Dharma in the West, her book is a classic." - Jack Kornfield

About Angel Kyodo Williams

Angel Kyodo Williams is an ordained Zen priest and the founder of the Urban Peace Project, as well as the publisher of, a popular Buddhist on-line directory. She has also cofounded the first black-owned Internet Cafe.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature of Our Existence
1. Four Simple Truths
2. Three Wonderful Treasures
3. Three Serious Poisons
Part II: Steps for Creating a Spiritual Life
4. Awakening the Warrior-Spirit
5. Laying Pure Foundation
6. Walking the Path
7. The Profound Act of Being Still
Part III: Living Every Day with Fearlessness and Grace
8. Lovingkindness: Discovering Compassion
9. Mindfulness: Grace and Seeing Things as They Are
10. Fearlessness: Claiming Your Warrior-Spirit
11. Wake Up: A Call for Transformation
12. Suggestions for Further Study: Pointing the Way

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Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by Angel Kyodo Williams
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Penguin Books Ltd
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