A conversation with Dr. Sarah Jacoby on teaching Buddhism, race, and racism


Show Notes

Sarah Jacoby and Donald Mitchell. 2013. Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press.

angel kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah. 2016. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. North Atlantic Books.

White Awake, whiteawake.org

Ann Gleig. 2019. American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity. Yale University Press.

Adeana McNicholl. 2018. “Being Buddha, Staying Woke: Racial Formation in Black Buddhist Writing.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 86 (4). 883–911.

Larry Ward. 2020. America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal. Parallax Press.

Pamela Ayo Yetunde and Cheryl A. Giles. 2020. Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom. Shambala Publications.

Rima Vesely-Flad. Forthcoming, 2022. Black Buddhism and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation. New York University Press.

Lama Rod Owens. 2020. Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger. North Atlantic Books.

Jan Willis. 2008. Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist—One Woman’s Spiritual Journey. Wisdom Publications.

Larry Yang. 2017. Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community. Wisdom Publications.

zenju earthlyn manuel. 2015. The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender. Wisdom Publications.

Ruth King. 2018. Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out. Sounds True.

Joseph Cheah. 2011. Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation. Oxford University Press.

Spring Washam. 2019. A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment. Hay House Inc.

Chenxing Han. 2021. Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. North Atlantic Books.

Sharon Suh. 2019. Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir. Sumeru Press Inc.

Funie Hsu. 2016. “We’ve Been Here All Along.” Lion’s Roar: Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time. www.lionsroar.com/weve-been-here-all-along 

Adeana McNicholl. 2021. “Buddhism and Race in the United States.” Religion Compass. 15 (8). 1–13.

Yellowdig: Online Learning Platform for Student Engagement. www.yellowdig.co

Prof. Sarah Jacoby’s faculty page




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