Meditation teacher and spiritual activist Spring Washam is an important and eloquent voice of color in the Buddhist community, and among students of indigenous healing. Her new book explores Harriet Tubman's life, spiritual message, and legacy, calling forth her spirit so that readers can honor and embody her incredible strength and unwavering courage. Much like the young Siddhartha, Harriet, too, was guiding people toward liberation. And now, she inspires a new generation of activists to carry her message and her work forward.
Each chapter will examine a different facet of Harriet's life and how it can be applied to what is happening in our world today. Readers will learn how to meet the challenges of this current moment with an open heart, and find the courage and wisdom to face the unknown, just like Harriet would, to become conductors of love and truth.
How do we remain fearless in the face of so much hatred and confusion? Understanding how to deepen our roots of resilience is a necessary practice in these uncertain times. We are in the midst of a revolution for civil rights - a movement of the heart - and Harriet's unstoppable spirit in the fight against racism, sexism, and white supremacy is needed more than ever.
Whether we need to focus on cultivating supportive practices for ourselves, or on developing skills to engage more broadly with what is unfolding in the larger world, the dharma teachings and mindfulness practice in this book can support us as we respond to this unprecedented time.