Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

SZBA Equity Statement:
The Soto Zen Buddhist Association seeks to make Soto Zen practice available to everyone.  We work to transform barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political affiliation, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability.  We find harmony in both our differences and what we share.

SZBA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Online Resource Page – This is a collection of books, articles, and other media, from which you can draw to educate yourself and your community about DEIA. Available as a PDF with clickable links or as a Word document.

2018 Conference Keynote Address – Dr. Ann Gleig Ann Gleig’s talk, “Undoing Whiteness in American Buddhist Modernism”, at the 2018 SZBA Conference addressing the issue of the Absolute & the Relative and how that relates to racism.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Buddhist Teachers Speak! A powerpoint presentation created by SZBA board member, Thomas Bruner, proposing practical things sanghas can do to make their temples more welcoming and inclusive.