Author(s): Kate Johnson
Grounded in the Buddha's teachings on spiritual friendship, Radical Friendship shares seven strategies to help us embody our deepest values in all of our relationships. Drawing on her experiences as a leading meditation teacher, as well as personal stories of growing up multiracial in a racist world, Kate Johnson offers a fresh take on time-honored wisdom to help us connect more authentically with ourselves, with our friends and family, and within our communities.
The divides we experience within us and between us are not only a threat to our physical and emotional health-they are also the weapons and the outcomes of structural oppression. But through wise relationships, it is possible to transform the barriers that result from our experiences of societal injustice. Johnson leads us on a journey to becoming a better friend by offering ways to show up for our own and each other's liberation at every stage of a relationship. Each chapter ends with a meditation or reflection practice to help bring the ideas into our bodies and lives.
It takes more than a simple list of the do's and don'ts to cultivate vibrant, harmonious, revolutionary relationships. Radical Friendship offers a path of depth and hope and shows us the importance of working towards collective wellbeing, one friend at a time.