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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Sunday, September 24, 2023
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT
  • Next Available Date Sunday 29 October 2023

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Join hosts Aleta, Vimalasara, and Arisika every last Sunday of the month to release past losses, and name and claim new blessings.

Afrikan Wisdom

In some parts of the world, the long, light-filled days of summer are giving way to autumn – and it’s time to harvest the richness of the season that’s passed.

Some of us are celebrating the triumphs and milestones of the summer: having survived wildfires, record-setting heat waves, and worsening drought/flooding, we’re longing for cooler weather and thinking about the changes we need to make to survive the current environmental challenges. We may be welcoming the beginning of a new academic or institutional year, envisioning new connections with our neighbors, or initiating or finishing valuable creative projects. Some of us have lost beloved family members, or welcomed new kin into our lives.

Whatever we’ve gone through this summer, let’s come together and harvest the collective wisdom we’ve gained during this summer. We need to rest and reset if we are to mindfully face the season of hurricanes that are upon us: the multiple, interlocking health crises that beset our communities; the attacks on our lives and livelihoods, and the political upheavals and social unrest occurring throughout the Diaspora. Join us as we recharge and renew, invoking the resilience of our ancestors, our own sacred truths, and the healing energies of the earth and the elements.

Who is this practice group for?

This practice group is for people with one or more parents or grandparents from the Black African Diaspora who self-identify as Black and/or mixed heritage.

We invite African descent people of all genders, sexualities, and abilities to come together to heal and be held in a supportive community.

Where is this practice located?

Afrikan Healing and Wisdom meets online.  Join us LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your own home or another safe space. The Zoom link will be sent via email to everyone who registers.

We meet on the last Sunday of every month.

  • 9-10:30am Pacific Time
  • 5-6:30pm British Summer Time

What to Bring:

Please bring a candle and something to write on.

Bring your Medicine, your voice, your dance, your sage.

By Donation:

Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.

Please give according to your income.

Suggested Donation: $0.  $15. $30.  $50. $75.  $100

Vimalasara Mason-John, MA Visiting Teacher

Dr. Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John MA is a TEDx speaker, author of 8 books including Detox Your Heart, Meditations for Emotional Trauma, and her award-winning books Eight Step Recovery – Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction and her novel Borrowed Body. She is a senior teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, practicing for 27 years,... Read more

Arisika Razak, CNM, MPH Visiting Teacher

Arisika Razak, MPH, Professor Emerita and former chair of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland California and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s DPP program. Her teachings incorporate diverse spiritual traditions, multicultural feminisms, and contemporary diversity theory. For over... Read more

Aleta Toure’ Visiting Speakers

Aleta Toure’ bears witness as a vessel for social change through organizing, education and healing arts.    She’s immersed in Black cooperative movements since leading Black Trauma Anonymous through Free Marissa Now, “I am Troy Davis”, University Without Walls and other Diasporic Movements.

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