Integrating Mindfulness Into Social Justice Education and Anti-Oppression Work

Courses that deal with oppression and diversity can greatly benefit from contemplative practices because they can help us unlearn the conditioned responses that uphold systems of oppression....

Path of Freedom Graduate Develops Mindfulness Programs for Youth & Teachers

Newly armed with a doctorate in education, Stephanie Romero, executive director of the new nonprofit Awaken Pittsburgh, is developing curriculum for mindfulness with projects in various sites in...

Prisoner Art

We recently received a letter from Justin H. in a facility in Fort Stockton, Texas requesting some books on Zen practice. He mentioned that meditation gives him “time to clear out all...

How Prisoners Practice Mindfulness Amidst Chaos

A maximum security prison isn’t the most supportive place to take up mindfulness practice. The places are always noisy with ambient sounds that include talking, yelling, chains rattling, doors...

How One Judge Is Using Meditation To Bring Healing After A Crime

When Georgetown professor and Magistrate Judge Gretchen Rohr first met Erica Huggins in 1994, she was surprised to find that Huggins, who was formerly incarcerated and later released and...

Yoga and Meditation Improve Life Behind Bars and Beyond

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has found that within five years of release, 76 percent of prisoners released in the U.S. reoffend. Breaking this cycle requires radical reforms in rehabilitation...

Sakyong Mipham & Fleet Visit the Pacific Northwest

Following the threads of the Sakyong’s talk, Maull encouraged us to reach beyond our usual boundaries as part of the dyad practice: “When we rest in our own openness, we create connections with...

The Mindful Judge

Two oaths serve as the foundation for my daily practice: my Judicial Oath of Office and my oath to follow a spiritual path of awakening for the liberation of all beings. I serve as a magistrate...

Video Story of our Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Resiliency program with Oregon Department of Corrections

Mindfulness is making a difference in the lives of an unlikely group: prison guards. Officers in Oregon’s Department of Corrections are starting to use the calming tactic, which just requires a...
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