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Here's a collection of anti-racism resources from Tara Brach (talks, meditations, books, etc): https://www.tarabrach.com/racism

Here's a blog post by Thich Nhat Hanh on how to create peace with mindfulness, deep listening, and loving speech: https://www.lionsroar.com/listening-deeply-for-peace

Here's a blog post by Pema Chödrön on the warrior commitment, a commitment to wake up and help others. She also covers how to work with fear and panic. https://www.lionsroar.com/a-greater-happiness-november-2012

Here's a great blog post by Joseph Goldstein on fear, its relation to suffering/reactivity, and how to work with it. https://www.lionsroar.com/the-nature-of-fear

Jack Kornfield wrote a blog post on the Bodhisattva response to COVID-19. https://jackkornfield.com/the-bodhisattva-response-to-the-virus/

Tara Brach, Trudy Goodman, and Jack Kornfield have put together resources for a "home retreat" to help us keep calm and centered in the current pandemic. https://jackkornfield.com/creating-a-home-retreat-finding-freedom-wherever-you-are-free-half-day-retreat-included/

A few posts ago I shared a talk from Jack Kornfield about Natchiketa. The talk focussed a lot on forgiveness. I transcribed one particular forgiveness story that has stuck with me ever since hearing it: http://alexlod.com/2018/07/12/forgiveness-in-the-vietnam-war/

Great Tara Brach blog post, "When the News Makes Us Miserable: Remembering a Fuller Presence and Larger Truth" https://www.tarabrach.com/news-makes-us-miserable/

Dharma Bits is a list of mindfulness meditation resources that I love. I hope you enjoy them as well!

-Alex L


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