angel Kyodo williams is an author, activist and master trainer that has been bridging the worlds of spirit and justice since her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and "a classic" by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield.
Called "the most intriguing African-American Buddhist" by Library Journal, she is one of only two black women Zen "Senseis" or teachers. angel is a social visionary and leading voice for Transformative Social Change which she sees as the United State's next great movement. For more than 15 years, she has deeply invested in her belief that the key to transforming society is transforming our own inner lives. angel has developed comprehensive "fearless" systems for illuminating both practical personal change and the profoundly liberating potential of mindfulness, yoga, and somatic practices coupled with wisdom teachings.
In recognition of her work, angel received the first Creating Enlightened Society Award from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Her seasonal 27 Days of Change online program is supporting changemakers in inner meets outer change worldwide.
angel notes, "Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters."