Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Tara Mandala

Tara Mandala BBAIPOC Meditation Sangha

Lead by Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer

Online meetings using the Zoom platform

Come be a part of Tara Mandala’s BBAIPOC (Black, Brown, Asian and Indigenous People of Color) Meditation Sangha led by Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, a long-time Tara Mandala Senior Teacher and educator in the field of Women’s and Africana studies. This group will create a consistent and safe space for all BBAIPOC to practice meditation and engage in fellowship. The format will consist of a range of activities and will evolve to meet the needs of the participants. We will engage in formal meditation practice, Dharma study, group discussion, and Dharma teaching. The group provides an opportunity to explore how Dharma can positively impact the lives and communities of Black, Brown, Asian and Indigenous people of color.

Photo by Kirian Regan

This group is open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color, and individuals from all spiritual traditions are welcomed. No prior meditation experience is required. 

Have questions or comments? Contact Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer on this page.

2023 Dates (Wednesdays): October 18, November 15, December 20 …

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT 


Dana: This group is offered on a Dana (Generosity) basis; Dana may be sent to Lopön Karla at paypal.me/KarlaJackson9.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Suggested dana: $10-$15.

Lopön Karla Jackson-Brewer, M.S., Tara Mandala Senior Teacher, has been practicing Chöd for 31 years and has assisted Lama Tsultrim on many Chöd retreats. She has co-taught Chöd since 2013 with Lama Tsultrim and Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton. She has also taught and led Chöd Practices for the NYC Tara Mandala Sangha which she leads. In October 2012, she received the Chod Empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. She leads a monthly BBAIPOC meditation practice for Tara Mandala. Lopön Karla is a founder of Sine Qua Non: Allies in Healing, an Integrative Therapy Practice in New York City. She is an adjunct Professor in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department and the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Lopön Karla is an initiated priest in the West African system of Ifa.