Harvard Buddhist Community’s 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series
Thursday, June 17 @ 3:30 – 5 pm PDT
This event is Free.  Register to receive a link.

The sixth event in the Harvard Buddhist Community virtual series features Shante Smalls. This talk thinks through the relationship between lineage, ancestors, kinship, and the possibility of liberty in this lifetime through the example of Harriet Tubman.


Shanté Paradigm Smalls

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls (They/Them/Theirs) is a student, practitioner, and teacher in the Tantric (Vajrayana) Buddhist tradition. Shanté began studying and practicing Buddhism at age 17 and has practiced in Zen, Sokka Gakkai International, Shambhala, and Bhumisparsha communities. Shanté trained from 2009 to 2015 in the Shambhala lineage as a Buddhist and meditation teacher and was authorized to teach meditation and buddhadharma in 2015. Shanté is focused on the healing impact of meditation in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, LGBTQ+, incarcerated and recovery communities. Shanté teaches regularly on Weekly Dharma Gathering Online which they co-founded and curate. Shanté is currently a student of both Lama Rod Owens and Lama Justin von Budjoss, co-founding teachers of Bhumisparsha.

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