The purpose of the dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, is to free ourselves from ignorance. With the current escalation in overt racism and hate crimes around the world – on top of systemic social injustice – as a white person, the stand I’d like to take is in terms of better understanding my own white privilege. Just getting beyond the initial reaction to the term “white privilege” can be quite a journey, so I’ve set up a new webpage, with links to some resources that I plan to continue exploring myself over the next few months and years. I also hope they’ll be helpful for any dharma practitioners who are interested in seeing through our various biases and social constructs, in the service of deeper wisdom and compassion. Source: https://jill0shepherd- insightmeditation.com/
Sydney Insight Meditators acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the lands on which SIM is located. We acknowledge the Gadigal people's ongoing connection to the land, water, sky, and animals. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging.