Has your practice drawn you toward helping others? In this single-day retreat, connect with spiritual-social activists interested in cultivating wise action in service of the well-being of all.
Saturday, June 17, 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.
Mindful Social Justice
As our compassionate and fearless hearts awaken to all that we see and feel in the world, we become driven to act, inspired 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. Gathering in community, we find the inspiration and energy to sustain this valuable work.
Who is this retreat for?
All levels of meditation practice and social activism are welcome, from no experience to advanced meditators. Everyone is welcome!
Participants are invited to bring their open hearts and a social problem they are concerned about or working on.
Where is this retreat located?
This event will take place in-person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. Find directions, parking and accessibility information here.
Please note: In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlie our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing.
Max Capacity: 35
About Rosamaría Segura
Rosamaría is a both a teacher and the Director of Insight in Action. She teaches mindfulness meditation in non-profit organizations, public schools, shelters for the unhoused and immigrant refugees, to people dedicated to socio-economic and environmental justice, and to communities with limited exposure to meditation practices.
Before becoming a mindfulness teacher, Rosamaría dedicated her career 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 Vipassana and Soto Zen. Rosamaría continues studying under the guidance of Jokai Blackwell Roshi. Learn more about Rosamaría here.
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