Decolonizing Dharma: The Path(s) of Liberation
What is liberation and what is any of us willing to do to experience it? How do we cultivate mind, body, and emotions to be oriented toward liberation, no matter what form it takes?
Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a student, practitioner, and teacher in the Tantric (Vajrayana) Buddhist tradition. Shanté began studying and practicing Buddhism at age 17 and has practiced in Zen, Sokka Gakkai International, Shambhala, and Bhumisparsha communities. Shanté trained from 2009 to 2015 as a teacher and was authorized to teach meditation and buddhadharma in 2015. Shanté is focused on the healing impact of meditation in Black & Indigenous communities, People of Color communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and incarcerated and recovery communities. Shanté is a Teacher on the Liberate App and teaches regularly on Weekly Dharma Gathering Online which they co-founded and curate.