Originally posted by Adam Markel
Kiri Westby’s book Fortune Favors the Brave tells the story of a woman’s journey of survival as an American activist in Tibet. Kiri is a lifelong human rights activist and a writer who was raised in a small Buddhist community in Colorado. She began formal training in meditation and dharmic arts at a young age and went on to work professionally in human rights advocacy. In this episode, Kiri shares her experience of being arrested and forced to disappear by the Chinese government for exposing ongoing human rights abuses in Tibet. She defines bravery, resiliency, and community involvement in the context of ongoing global issues. Kiri also gives a rundown of her spiritual traditions and rituals that help her recharge and be ready to take on more of the world.