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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 Friday, September 30, 2022
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT

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Mindful of Whiteness is a monthly, online practice group and community for those who are doing the internal work of examining white privilege and the external work of fighting racism.

The Work of Anti-Racism

“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” – Ijeoma Oluo 

The work of undoing internalized racism is ongoing, it is a journey and not a destination. Much like the work of our mindfulness practice, we practice diligently to free our hearts and minds from the types of conditioning that constrict and oppress us, like white supremacy. Sometimes, we taste moments of freedom from the oppressive patterns that bind us and that encourages us to keep going, to keep practicing. It is the same with the work of undoing racism, especially for white people. 

Every system in our culture is set up to ensure the survival and the constancy of white supremacy. White supremacy is designed to operate invisibly. Our white privilege means we have the option of forgetting. We need help to notice how the system is operating inside our hearts and minds, and we need help to keep going when it feels like undoing racism is impossible. The support of like-minded individuals helps us move through this type of discomfort, so we can keep walking forward in developing our anti-racist capacities together. 

Who is this practice group for?

The Mindful of Whiteness practice group is for white-identified people who are doing the internal work of examining white privilege and the external work of fighting racism in our neighborhoods, workplaces and families.

This white anti-racist space is also a place to practice mindfulness and insight meditation. This is a community ardently committed to the truth that our awakening is intertwined and no one is free until we are all free. 

Each meeting will offer space for meditation, reflections, anti-racist discussion and personal sharing. No prior experience in anti-racist spaces or meditation is necessary.

Where is this practice group located?

Mindful of Whiteness meets online. Join us LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your own home or another safe space. Zoom details will be sent automatically a few minutes after you register.

First Friday of the month from 6-8:00pm PT.


By Donation

Although this is a donation-based class, registration is required.

Suggested donation: $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

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC identifies as a postmodern buddhist polytheist. He was introduced to “Buddhism” by the 1972 TV show “Kung Fu.” His study and practice has improved since then. Frank is a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), a UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) Certified Mindfulness Facilitator,... 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

Julian Kehs Teacher

Julian Kehs, M.Ed maintains a dedicated meditation practice, and became involved with InsightLA in 2013. They began their journey into facilitation by assisting Amy Spies’s Mindful Writer’s Group at InsightLA and recently completed InsightLA’s Mindfulness Facilitator Training program. Julian is especially interested in heart practices and makes it their goal to keep an open heart... Read more

James Rosser, LCSW Teacher

James has meditated for over 30 years, beginning in 1987 with James Baraz. He graduated from InsightLA’s Facilitator Training Program and  Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (Inaugural Class). James is also a  Trained Teacher for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. James leads secular and Buddhist- based mindfulness training, sits, and... 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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