“We say we want peace in the world, yet we’re not peaceful ourselves.” Shri Shiva Rudra Balayogi.
About this Event
In order to dismantle the systems of oppression that exist in the world we must face the systems of oppression that live within us. This requires heartfulness, mindfulness, and the cultivation of internal peace. Practicing mindfulness supports us in our commitment to drive racial justice and social equity, which is in turn central to Just Transition.
This workshop starts with your interest in the practice of mindfulness as a path to social change and willingness to take a look at your own capacity for change and peace. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement. Woven in with opportunities to practice, we will invite you to explore the meaning of “radical” and “mindfulness” and how they offer a means of recognizing the oppression that lives within, and to see how mindfulness serves as a foundation for those who are working to change the world.
Note: Those who attend this workshop will be invited to participate in Radical Mindfulness 2: From Recognition to Repair that is scheduled for later in the year.
This offering was developed by the GWI Academy Circle and Shawn Harrison of well+being hudson valley.
Micah (he/him) is of mixed race (black and white) and mixed religion, and grew up in two different socio-economic homes. He is a cisgendered, working/middle class parent of two living on Munsee/Lenape land in the Mahicantuck Valley, commonly referred today as Kingston, NY, working to prove possibility and to liberate the imagination in order to see a Just Transition.
Shawn (she/her) is a white, cisgendered woman dedicated to encouraging us all to take good care of our bodies, minds and each other. Her approach is anchored in the values of heartfulness, kindfulness and mindfulness. Shawn is interested in creating an environment where inclusivity, equity, social justice and peace are possible. In addition to 16+ years practicing, studying and teaching yoga and meditation, Shawn lived and worked for 4 years at yoga and meditation center, ananda ashram. She has a B.S. in human development from Vanderbilt University and is trained in the evidence-based MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) through Brown University.
In lieu of a set registration fee, we are requesting $25 to help underwrite the cost of offering this workshop. GWI does not want your current access to financial resources to impede your participation. We don’t know whether your current access to financial resources is ample or limited. We are grateful to receive an offering aligned with what you can give, which may be more or less than $25.