"love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters."
The event is a Think Tank gathering on embodiment, contemplative practice, and equality sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute. Our group of ten spans the the fields of contemplative practice, social justice, science, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, and business.
Our intention is to expand our understanding of and response to the social, economic, educational, and political mechanisms that support systemic bias. A growing body of research in mindfulness and implicit bias suggests that embodied contemplative practices have the capacity to reach across lines of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, and to serve as “connective tissue” for racial consciousness. We believe that these practices support an appreciation of the differences that comprise our shared humanity, as well as the care, compassion, and courageous action that can preserve it.