Mind & Life

Brooke Lavelle - Courage in Community

March 25, 2022

BrookeLavelle_sq.jpgIn this episode, Wendy speaks with Buddhist scholar, contemplative teacher, and social activist Brooke Lavelle. Brooke is the co-founder and president of Courage of Care, an organization that seeks to build transformational practice communities rooted in compassion, healing, and counter-oppressive frameworks. This conversation covers many topics, including:

  • her trajectory of work from mindfulness to compassion to relational practice to social justice;
  • relationality as the starting point for contemplative growth;
  • Courage of Care, and the CourageRISE framework;
  • routes to understanding oppressive systems;
  • the body as culture;
  • the skills needed to build multicultural community;
  • applications in climate work;
  • the non-dual frame as an antidote to othering;
  • and love as an organizing principle.

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