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Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde is a pastoral counselor, writer, instructor and speaker. Her most recent books include Casting Indra’s Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community (2023, Shambhala Publications), the Nautilus Book Award-winning Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race Resilience, Transformation and Freedom that she co-edited with Cheryl A. Giles (2020, Shambhala Publications, and the Frederick J. Streng Book Award-winning  Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care (2020, Palgrave Macmillan). Her articles appear in Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, Journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies, Religions and Feminist Theology. She is an interfaith pan-Buddhist practitioner.

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., M.A., Th.D., did her post-doctoral work at Harvard Divinity School, earned a Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, earned her M.A. in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA and her law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.  She is a Community Dharma Leader certified by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.


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