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Alexandria Barnes

Alexandria is a student of Shambhala, meditation instructor in the Shambhala lineage & facilitator. She serves as the Director of Practice and Education at Sky Lake Retreat Center and was previously the Assistant to the Director of the Office of Social Engagement for Shambhala International. She is involved in contemplative anti-racist training and curious about offering the Dharma to social justice work. She incorporates our bodies in the practice of meditation and study and enjoys folding in group conversation to the often lonely experience of the Buddhist path. When not practicing, you can find her somewhere in the woods of the Hudson Valley, making food and reading.

Events with Alexandria Barnes

Four Dharmic Paths of Investigating Whiteness and Racism
October 11, 2019

This weekend will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for meditation practitioners who identify as white, providing a foundation from which white-identified meditators can begin the path of exploring their own social conditioning and cultivating tools to support them in confronting systemic racism and oppression in our society. The workshop incorporates the path of the Four Dignities, a central element of the Shambhala teachings and framework for the meditator’s journey. Integrating Dharma teachings and embodied contemplative practices with material from the study of race, peacebuilding, and history, we will employ these teachings as a guide for…