Welcome to this special issue of Deep Times journal

Welcome to this special issue of Deep Times journal

Welcome letter from guest editors Patricia St. Onge, Ann Marie Davis and Aravinda Ananda
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel in conversation with Ann Marie Davis

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel in conversation with Ann Marie Davis

by Ann Marie Davis and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Available as both an audio recording of the full interview, or edited excerpts in writing, this conversation between ordained Zen Buddhist priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel and author Ann Marie Davis covers much ground ranging through tenderness, embodiment and oneness, anger, peace, practice, suffering, fear and thoughts on cultural appropriation.
Coming Back to Black Life

Coming Back to Black Life

by Ratasha Elise
Over time, it became clear to me that it wasn’t so much that BIPOC was missing the WTR, as it was that the WTR and the broader community surrounding it, was missing us, as well as the awarenesses and frameworks that would create space and safety for us.
A Story of Whimsical Lightning

A Story of Whimsical Lightning

by Jaq Nguyen Victor
2017 has been a year of embracing the flavors and textures of me that stray from the stereotypical image of a therapist. And I owe immense gratitude to the Work That Reconnects (WTR) for guiding my path towards self-celebration. I am the Founder and Director of Dig & Demand (D&D)—a radical training program for queer trans 1st, 1.5, 2nd generation diasporic Vietnamese artists. Its mission is to dig deeply and demand daringly for the collective threading of our resilience.
A personal African Identity told to practitioners of the WTR

A personal African Identity told to practitioners of the WTR

by Wilson Riles
I feel called to uncover what history took from me: a solid sense of my ancestors that goes as far back in history as will give me deep knowing of full connection and identity to humanity in all of humanity’s splendor and degradation.
Two Peoples, One Fire

Two Peoples, One Fire

by Patricia St. Onge
My daughter Karissa shared a Facebook post that expressed frustration about the outpouring of support for Standing Rock that looks different from the support for BLM. I understand the frustration.  I also know that we romanticize Indigenous people and lifeways in much the same way that we demonize Blackness.