Rhonda Magee and Acharya Fleet Maull are long–time colleagues who work to bring mindfulness to the whole spectrum of the criminal justice system—from the communities most affected, to the courts, to re–entry. In this conversation, they discuss the complexities of current social injustices and how engaged mindfulness can help—on the personal and societal levels.
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Shambhala Mountain Center hosts Engaged Mindfulness Retreat – Not Turning Away with Acharya Fleet Maull, Rhonda Magee and Jimmy Santiago Baca, June 16–20, 2017—click here to learn more
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About the Authors
Rhonda Magee, MA (Sociology), JD, is Professor of Law and former Co-Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of San Francisco. She is also Chair of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a member of the Project for the Integration of Spirituality, Law and Politics, and a contributor to Mindful.org. At USF, she teaches Contemplative Lawyering, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Race Law and Policy, and Torts. She is an expert in Contemplative Pedagogy, Race Law, Identity-Sensitive Pedagogy, Critical Race Perspectives on the Intersection of Race and Immigration. In 2015, Rhonda was named a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute.
Acharya Fleet Maull, MA, PhD candidate, is an author, meditation teacher, social entrepreneur and activist working for peace, prison reform and social transformation. He is the founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute, National Prison Hospice Association and Windhorse Seminars and cofounder of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, the Mindful Justice Initiative and the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training. He is a senior Dharma teacher in both the Shambhala Buddhist and Zen Peacemaker traditions and leads meditation retreats, bearing witness retreats, activist and leadership trainings and prison programs worldwide. He is author of Dharma in Hell, The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull, and the forthcoming book Radical Responsibility.