Aggression is described as one of the Three Poisons in Buddhist thought (along with ignorance and passion). This talk will engage embodied and spoken practices to help us work with self-aggression and aggression toward and from others.
This is a pre-recorded session.
Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls (They/Them/Theirs) 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 in the Shambhala lineage as a Buddhist and meditation teacher and was authorized to teach meditation and buddhadharma in 2015. Shanté is focused on the healing impact of meditation in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, LGBTQ+, incarcerated and recovery communities. Shanté teaches regularly on Weekly Dharma Gathering Online which they co-founded and curate. Shanté is currently a student of both Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin von Budjoss co-founding teachers of Bhumisparsha .