A Change ‘Gon Come: Reckoning with White Supremacy, Climate Change and Economic Exploitation through Engaged Mindfulness
Whether reckoning with the legacy of historical White Supremacy, confronting climate denialism, or exploring the effects of wage and wealth inequality, we are challenged to explore our social identities and habits of being with one another across our real and perceived differences in this time. And we are invited to turn toward and take up our part of the work of minimizing socially-created surplus suffering. How might our mindfulness practices — and their underlying ethical commitments — assist us in confronting the changing nature of social engagement with the legacies of dominance in our culture?
Radical Belonging: Self- and Other-Regarding Compassion in the Work of Reckoning with the Surplus Suffering of Social Harm
In this session, Rhonda Magee will discuss how dedicated compassion-based communities of teaching, learning and practice can support the work of building social awareness, working with identity-based suffering and doing the work of healing and transformation on the personal, interpersonal and systemic/collective levels.