I am a student of numerous contemplative traditions. I’ve studied under Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley in the Living School for Action and Contemplation and in 2019 I will be completing an MA in Contemplative Education at Naropa University. As an activist I am very drawn to contemplative practice and deeply value it as an internal practice, so often lacking in western religion. It balances out the outward action of activism with a quiet inner life practice of letting go toward building greater awareness of our ego. I believe the practice of contemplative justice is deeply restorative and I strive to bring this practice to my context as an activist.
“Until you unveil and take ownership of your own inner thoughts and responses, outer behavioral changes will not last long, and are often bogus signs of transformation.” -Richard Rohr
I am a member of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, an initiative of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. I was honored to be invited to speak at the 2018 national conference and to be invited back to present a subsequent webinar on my presentation on Contemplative Resistance. You can watch that here and also take a look at the accompanying pdf document, if you would like to learn more about it!