We highly recommend this interview with pioneering African-American Buddhist teacher Angel Kyodo Williams on “On Being” with Krista Tippett. (Image is from https://angelkyodowilliams.com, another great resource.
From the late Robert Aitken Roshi in Tricycle Magazine
Mindfulness doesn’t numb you to your emotions, but it makes them less of a roller coaster. It brings a measure of equanimity. So commitment to a cause—a commitment likely to fade if based on the passions of the moment—can endure. What’s more, a mindful attitude can preserve a sense for the big picture—for example, the fact that, even aside from mass shootings, thousands of Americans are killed by handguns every year – Robert Wright