With all that we see and feel in the world, our compassionate and fearless hearts awaken and tell us to act to make changes to impact anti-racism, sexism and homophobia, climate change, anti-immigration, or wage inequality. Social Justice activists and those on the front lines of suffering are moved by collective compassionate actions that seek to lessen world suffering.
During this retreat day, participants will have the opportunity to connect with spiritual-social activists interested in cultivating wise action in service of the well-being of all. We will explore the Buddha’s teachings and the basis of an awakened heart. Together we will examine how we can bring mindfulness, compassion, and sympathetic joy to our social justice work.
Participants are invited to bring their open hearts and a social problem they are concerned about or working on. All levels of meditation practice and social activism are welcome, from no experience to advanced meditators. All levels welcome!
In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlies all of our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend any in-person event. Please read the Benedict Canyon location page for notes on parking (where to park and where not to park).
Max Capacity: 35
About the teacher
Rosamaría teaches mindfulness meditation in non-profit organizations, public schools, shelters for the unhoused and immigrant refugees, and to people dedicated to socio-economic and environmental justice.
Before becoming a mindfulness teacher, her career was dedicated to working on policies to advance the civil rights of immigrants, workers’ rights, and healthcare access for all. Rosamaría holds an MA in Geography, BA in Cultural Geography and Urban Analysis, and an AA in Human Services and Psychology. Her meditation practices are Vipassa and Soto Zen. Rosamaría continues studying under the guidance of Jokai Blackwell Roshi.