Interview
Meditation
Quote
This meditation is available in 4k format

Transforming oppression

From Holly Roach Knight

More than anything I am an activist. I am keenly attuned to power and injustice. I see that conditions of violence to people and Earth cannot continue. So all things that I engage in, have to do with this fundamental need to be a part of solutions that make the world a better place.

7 months ago

I want to be able to transform oppression rather than cut it out like a cancer.

Some discussion starter questions
  • How do you feel deep down about oppressive people?
  • ...

This part is reserved to our members. You can create an account here.

Video transcript

The contemplative has expanded my awareness and thus it expanded the empathy that I have. Five years ago, if I had been able to round up all the oppressors on the planet and all the perpetrators of violence on the planet and put them on an island and dropped a nuclear bomb and eradicated all of them, I would have thought that would be a good thing for humanity.
And the contemplative has given me a heart even for the oppressor. I want to be able to transform oppression rather than cut it out like a cancer. I want that even the perpetrators of violence and oppression be transformed because they are a part of the wholeness of all humanity.

Director's note

We met Holly in a beautiful little cabine in Saxapahaw (North Carolina), she was preparing for a demonstration in Washington. She explained to us how contemplation/meditation can be a useful tool when doing social activism.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Unlock some bonuses...

Register to our newsletter

We will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone nor market other programs or products to you.