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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Sunday, June 7, 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

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Note: Registrations for this class is closed. Please join us for the drop-in practice group:


For many of us who identify as white, we hold the paradox of both benefiting from the injustice of racism and racist policies and sincerely wanting to contribute to its end. Our work is about turning towards the harm caused by racism, even as our socialization as members of the dominant group would have us turn away. We ground our work in the two wings of mindfulness: discernment and compassion. It is not our fault that a system of racial oppression exists, but it is our responsibility to acknowledge our place within it and work towards its end.

This event is intended for people who identify as white. It is offered both as a follow up to the program offered last month with the anti-racist advocate Tim Wise, and for anyone seeking to interrogate and interrupt the patterns of harm that operate internally and externally. Attendance at a Tim Wise is not a mandatory prerequisite to this gathering, though you can access recordings of one of his talks here if you wish. The opportunity to do this work in community is so supportive and a helpful resource for those who commit to it. Please join us!

Note: This class is offered online via Zoom Conference Call. You will be emailed a link to connect via your computer or phone within a couple minutes of registering. Please use Chrome as your browser.

Suggested donation $0 – $20. 

Maureen Shannon-Chapple Teacher

Maureen Shannon-Chapple has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation since her teenage years. Her professional life has included classroom teaching, parenting trainings, adult education, and college teaching. She is a 2008 graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leader Training, and has led groups including ILA’s Family Program, mindfulness classes, and the weekly... Read more

Joslyn Hitter Teacher

Joslyn B. Hitter has been studying Insight Meditation since 2008. Her approach to Insight Meditation is greatly informed by her Master’s degrees in Counseling and Psychology, and Somatic Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. Joslyn also has a Master’s degree in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.... Read more

Kris Peterson

Kris Peterson is a graduate of InsightLA’s Meditation Facilitator program. She is also a yoga teacher, writer, and professor of anthropology at UC Irvine. Before becoming an academic, Kris worked in the Bay Area as a crisis counselor in homeless and battered women shelters. She was active in a variety of social justice issues and... Read more

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