Your Life Matters (Anytime: Self-guided)

with Dr. K.A. Shakoor

June 1st (2022)

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  • $99 Members
  • $99 Non-members

Welcome to Your Life Matters, a series of talks on anti-racism and Buddhist teachings by Dr. K. A. Shakoor.  Please ignore the date listed.  This course is pre-recorded and available at any time.

The series consists of the following talks:

Part 1: Discussion of racism (Dr. Shakoor’s personal experience of racism and the history of racism); discussion of anti-racism; application of Buddhism as a mind science-based, anti-racist tool to evolve consciousness in society.

Part II: Mindfulness and meditation as tools to combat racism, including mind-calming techniques and stress reduction techniques.  Practices and techniques will be presented with the purpose of clarifying vision and thought processes.

Part III: Techniques of Energetic Medicine (qigong, tai chi, reiki, pressure points, breathing exercises (pranayama) ).

Part IV: Racism in music and media.  How to evolve and transform consciousness in relationship to music and the media.

Part V: Review of the previous four sessions, and open discussion.

This course is self-guided.  We will provide the vimeos for you to watch at your own pace.  We will also provide a PDF of Dr. Shakoor publication The Ghetto Sutras.   To receive these materials, please contact us at [email protected].

Course price:  $99.00  Proceeds are divided between Dr. Shakoor and Shambhala Gainesville.




Dr. K.A. Shakoor is the only local Buddhist teacher of color in this north central Florida area; he is affiliated with the local Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist community and is the author of the “Ghetto Sutras”; he describes this as a “manual for the application of mind sciences to combat racism and inner violence through each individual’s own philosophies and cultural understanding.  This is written in particular for minorities and people of color.”