Through COVID-19, the importance of this community care, interdependence, and relationships, has been highlighted in some ways. This is seen in all the local community-led mutual aid efforts, community coalitions, Black-led grassroots organizing, and general access to wellness support from organizations that are pushing out information and mental health resources.
- Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and teacher who “has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage with those around him in a way that’s spacious and sincere.” He will be hosting a Love & Rage online course starting in February, and offers Medicine Buddha Practice sessions every Monday at 4pm. Check out his website for more information and his Instagram.
- The Body is Not an Apology “is an international movement committed to cultivating global Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment. We believe that discrimination, social inequality, and injustice are manifestations of our inability to make peace with the body, our own and others.” Founded by Sonya Renee Taylor, check out their website for blogs, resources, online courses, and community. Check their Instagram and/or buy the book.