November 21 – 24 the Institute will hold its second contemplative retreat specifically for social justice activists entitled “Practicing Justice Retreat: Transformation for Social Change.” In a field that covers many diverse issues and communities, the retreat is dedicated to reconnecting and strengthening the diverse ecosystem of people doing the work of achieving a more just society. It’s also an opportunity for them to do the inner, contemplative work that strengthens their work in the world, drawing the important connections between personal, interpersonal, institutional and social change. The retreat will be curated by Zen teacher angel Kyodo williams, founder of Center for Transformative Change and the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace. The retreat is by-invitation, and some scholarship money is available for participants. If you’d like to know more, you’ll find a description and contact information here.