Bison by Nelly Kafuer

Authors: Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer

“There are deep-rooted biases about the capabilities and limitations of women, and also of men. I think we all have them, because we’re conditioned by the culture we live in. Conditioning propagates a plethora of biases. Biases about whether there should be clear-cut gender attributions and identities. Even biases about what is valuable in meditation and what is not. Through listening to ourselves in the sanctuary of meditation, we slowly become more and more aware of our biases. Through listening to others speak honestly about their hopes, fears, and developing wisdom, our biases can relax, soften, decondition. We can look at our biases. They’re everywhere aren’t they? What do we do with this complex mess of power moves, biases, and hierarchy?”

During this podcast Mimi Tallo provides a space on her podcast for us to read from our book: Reflective Meditation: Cultivating Kindness and Curiosity in the Buddha’s Company. We chose two sections from the first chapter on power and feministic. You are invited into the space to listen to the conversation between us.