Our Commitment to Unraveling Oppression

 

True North Insight seeks to be a sangha where all human beings, with no exceptions, can heal, bloom, shine and experience freedom.


 

Vision

The Buddha taught that the Dharma is nature -- it belongs to no one and to everyone. True North Insight seeks to be a sangha where all human beings, with no exceptions, can heal, bloom, shine and experience freedom. As we speak, we are waking-up to our responsibility to build a sangha that removes all hindrances to this vision -- including in our leadership, our teaching teams, our retreat and class schedules, our communications, and in our registration processes.

 

Goals

In order to grow the warmth of our welcome, to become a spiritual home for all human beings, without exception, we’ve committed to:

  1. Hosting a training to help teachers, staff, Board, and retreat managers wake-up to racism, privilege, and learn skillful leadership
  2. Recruiting more POC Board members
  3. Holding our very first People of Colour Retreat (coming October 2019)
  4. Founding a POC sitting group in partnership with a local community organization -- led by Muriel and Dawn.

 

Waking up to the impacts of racism and other systemic forms of oppression, and the responsibilities that come with privilege profoundly supports sila, the ethical action upon which the Dharma rests.

We all need the presence of many voices and perspectives in an inclusive community, because we are interdependent, and the liberation of each one of us is bound together.

 

Resources on Diversity and Inclusion