That Buddha said that life is suffering was not new for his time. That he named a way out of suffering (the eightfold path), that was revolutionary. It turns out that we humans suffer from implicit bias, which affects how we navigate around the social construction of race. It’s complex and deep, but echoing the Buddha’s understanding, both science and meditation teachers are telling us that there just might be a path out of this particular kind of suffering.
Sermon – In the Thrall of Fallen Angels: Implicit Bias and A Hard Path Through – Rev. Karen G. Johnston – Click here to read the sermon or click the play button below to listen.