Based on the author’s life story in which her husband was shot and killed by police officers in front of her and their two young children, she provides a first-person narrative of her experience, linking the ways her Buddhist faith and practice have sustained her over the years. She recounts snippets of her privileged childhood growing up Jewish in the South before meeting and marrying her Ethiopian husband and beginning a family with him, along with beginning their Buddhist practice. Specific aspects of Buddhist philosophy are incorporated in this piece to provide insights into a Buddhist lens on our current troubled times replete with police shootings and civil unrest.
"The Work is Within: My Buddhist Faith as I Reckon with Police Shootings & Racial Unrest,"
The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jfec/vol5/iss1/8
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