On January 20, 5:30 – 6:30pm Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Michelle Jissan Nicolle and Petra Zenryū Hubbeling will be in conversation about the book Black and Buddhist
You can email Petra for the zoom link.
PAMELA AYO YETUNDE, J.D., Th.D. is a Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition. She teaches pastoral care and counseling and has taught at University of the West, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and Upaya Institute and Zen Center. Ayo has written for Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, Religions, and Buddhist-Christian Studies. She is the author of Object Relations, Buddhism and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology and Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care.
MICHELLE JISSAN NICOLLE, PhD, BCC, is a professional chaplain and novice Zen priest at Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community. She graduated from the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy program and was ordained as a lay minister by Roshi Joan Halifax. She completed a Clinical Pastoral Care (CPE) residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and was board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Prior to chaplaincy, Dr. Nicolle was engaged as a researcher in behavioral neuroscience studying the neurobiology of cognitive decline in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Jissan is currently employed as a spiritual care provider at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and Medical Center. In 2019, Jissan happily made the commitment to deepen her practice and study of the Dharma as a novice priest with Joshin Byrnes of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community
PETRA ZENRYŪ HUBBELING, is a dharma sister of Joshin and a long term zen practitioner from The Netherlands. She is one of the founders of the Zen Peacemakers Low Lands (The Netherlands and Belgium). She is working behind the scenes for Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community and is the coordinator of the Upaya Chaplaincy program.