Mind & Life
Rhonda Magee - Mindfulness, Interconnection, and Justice

Rhonda Magee - Mindfulness, Interconnection, and Justice

September 24, 2021

In this episode, Wendy speaks with law professor, author, and meditation teacher, Rhonda Magee. Rhonda's work has focused on bringing contemplative approaches into the practice of law, and the fight for social justice. This conversation covers many topics, including:

  • her path to contemplative practice from roots in the American South;
  • mindfulness in the fight for racial justice;
  • embracing equanimity when you really want a certain outcome;
  • contemplative approaches in law;
  • awakening to our interconnectedness;
  • challenging the idea of one winner/one loser (the adversarial model in law);
  • balancing individual rights with a connected whole;
  • restorative justice and collaborative divorce;
  • how racism harms us all (including white folks);
  • bias, fear and safety in the body;
  • how dominator culture cuts us off from our bodies;
  • racial capitalism;
  • ColorInsight vs. color blindness;
  • and the joy that comes from embracing our shared humanity.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn - The Heart of Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn - The Heart of Mindfulness

September 10, 2021

Jon-Kabat-Zinn_sq.jpgWe're back with Season 3 of the show, starting with renowned meditation teacher, author, and creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Jon Kabat-Zinn. This spacious and personal conversation is full of insights on a wide range of topics, including:

  • what drew him to meditation;
  • his development of and vision for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR);
  • the mystery of the line between the inside and outside of any system;
  • adapting Buddhist practices for Western audiences;
  • how mindfulness has been taken up in society, and science as a main driver;
  • moving from "me" to "we";
  • the challenges of repeatability in scientific studies of meditation;
  • weaving together art and science;
  • and how 50+ years of meditation has changed him.

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