In this pre-recorded interview, Dr. Smalls interviews Dr. Sheryl Petty about her book Ocha Dharma and her work around building connections between Lucumi and Tantric Buddhism.
This talk is offered free of charge at this link: https://tinyurl.com/wdg-ocha
You can offer dana to the teacher on PayPal at spetty AT sherylpetty DOT com
Sheryl Petty, Ed.D., (Odu Lami; Ngakma Tsültrim Shé-tsal Wangmo), has been a priest and practitioner of Lucumi and Yogic Vajrayana Buddhism since 1997. She teaches and is ordained in Lucumi & Tibetan Nyingma lineages, and is authorized to share practices based in Bön Buddhist Dzogchen (the Indigenous tradition of Tibet). She was ordained in the Nyingma Buddhist tradition by Ngak’chang Rinpoche, joint holder of the Aro gTér lineage, and was authorized in Bön-based practices via Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s community. She also practices deeply with Gelug and rimé Buddhist lineages.
She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (asana and pranayama), has initiations in other African-based systems, a masters in Systematic Theology from Graduate Theological Union, and a doctorate in Leadership & Change. She is currently based outside New York City and lived for many years in Oakland, California.
Her full-time career since the mid-1990s supports organizations around the U.S. and internationally, to heal from systemic racism and other forms of inequity, blockages, fear and dysfunction. She partners with clients with significant regional, national and global footprints via her consulting firm Movement Tapestries, providing long-term, multi-year Deep Equity, Organizational Transformation & Systems Change support (inc. strategy planning, processes, relationships, culture and structures; speaking and publishing). She also provides transformation support on the integration of deep equity & spiritual/contemplative practice in institution-wide and field-level change. Her work supports systems to function in more rigorous, courageous, loving and healthy ways for the benefit of all. Given profound demand, she also focuses on building and strengthening the field of equity & organizational transformation practitioners. This contributes to the development of a deep and skilled-enough pool of networked consultants, to support the healing of organizations and systems as far and wide as possible.