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Group Performance with Sharyll Burroughs as facilitator at Gallery 114 Identity Symposium (2019) (Photo/J.C. Schlechter)
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 29 December 2021

james baldwin tallJames BaldwinThe Dharma of James Baldwin is an experiential immersion into human identity. This drop-in workshop with artist and dialogue facilitator, Sharyll Burroughs, takes place on two consecutive Sundays, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. at Gallery 114, 1100 NW Glisan Ave in Portland: January 16 – What Am? and "I” and January 23 -I”+ We and Connection.

This workshop is offered on a donation basis, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Please join Sharyll Burroughs to experience a James Baldwin most people are not aware of.

  • A spiritual being who sounded more like a mystic, a Buddhist monk, or an Indian sadhu.
  • A prophet who preached the gospel of human identity and our common humanity.
  • Baldwin's greatest desire was that each and every one of us be exactly who we are.

Refer to the following website for more information regarding this workshop: Website: https://www.sharyllburroughs.com/

Answers to Questions About the Workshop


Baldwin's insights will help you awaken to your inner-self, the realm where truth resides and from which authenticity is lived. We will experiment with the practice of IN-quiry, a crucial component of deep and meaningful introspection. Curiosity is important too!

Humanity is not as disconnected as we believe.

We will contemplate Baldwin's perspectives on the universality of human interconnectedness.

We will consider the healing power of love as we attempt to envision a brand new language of human connection.

“We are living in a world in which everybody and everything is interdependent” - James Baldwin.

How do Baldwin's teachings help us initiate a genuine human identity?

We are encouraged to turn our attention inward, toward our *inner-self, and to LISTEN. *the inner-self is also known as, intuition, gut, inner wisdom, and true nature.

What kind of human do you aspire to be?

This workshop will invite you to: challenge belief systems; cultivate awareness; embrace the practice of inquiry; embrace curiosity and possibility; recognize historical, societal, and cultural influences; contemplate a human identity–the truth of who you really are.

Burrough's facilitation process supports: abiding discomfort; generous listening; free and truthful expression; vulnerability and empathy; kindness and compassion; and self-discovery.

As we grow into a deeper awareness of what is true for us, we attain self-knowledge and wisdom. What emerges is personal change, transformation, and connection to our human identity.

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