We offer a space where anyone can join like-minded souls seeking to reduce stress and become more present in these turbulent times. By practicing together, we can remain connected to the outside world in spite of our need to practice social distancing, and become more skillful at dealing with our difficult emotions.
Tuesdays 9:00am EDT led by Laurie Robinson (Zoom link provided upon request)
Fridays 9am EDT led by Clayton https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88556467503
Meeting ID: 885 5646 7503
Starting in July 2020, we began offering monthly opportunities to gather in virtual 90-minute sessions for the purposes of lifting up our mindful awareness of the systemic racism that pervades our culture, to better recognize and acknowledge the privilege provided by being white, and to support each other around these issues. Drawing on the works of renowned mindfulness teachers like Ruth King (Mindful of Race), we have invited a series of nationally recognized teachers to lead us with talks, guided meditations and shared conversations. Please reach out to us at email@example.com to receive more information about these sessions.
W. David Hubbard serves as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Verizon Communications.
Cheryl Jones-Walker is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at University of San Francisco, School of Education.
Frank D. Grossman is an independent consultant supporting school districts, charter networks, and nonprofit organizations.
Stace Williams is the Founder/Principal Consultant at InterActive Dynamics, LLC
Augusta Hopkins is a cis, white, woman who recognizes that this social location informs her experience. She has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 2011. Augusta offers a blend of present moment awareness (Thich Nhat Hanh) and a cultivation of wisdom (Ajahn Chah) that come from simply being. Augusta is authorized to teach the Dharma and meditation by Spirit Rock and received lay ordination from poet, Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. In addition to teaching meditation, Augusta is a mentor to meditation teachers-to-be, the co-founder of SF Sangha and founder of Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Success which provides mindfulness meditation programs for individuals, groups and organizations. A student once said, “I like her style, ‘Zen with an edge!’ I’d call it.’”
Alison Cohen is a mindfulness meditation teacher, educator-activist, dance enthusiast, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) mentor. As a teenager, she was desperate for guidance on how to wisely and compassionately navigate her internal landscape, not to mention the world. After her first young adult retreat, Alison realized that contemplative practice was what she had been longing for, never imagining that she would one day be teaching it! A former high school teacher and school mindfulness program director, she currently coaches NYC school leaders and teachers, co-facilitates a racial justice group for educators, dances as much as possible, and teaches trauma-informed mindfulness practice to human beings from many walks of life. As Alexander McCall Smith writes, “there is plenty of work for love to do.”
Devon Hase began intensive meditation training in 2000. After spending a decade teaching English and social studies in high school and college classrooms, she entered a two-year period of retreat. She has studied at monasteries in Nepal and India, and practices in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Currently, Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. She also mentors dharma practitioners online, is a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and teaches on the Ten Percent Happier and Simple Habit apps. Along with her life partner Craig, she co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. www.devonandcraighase.com.
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