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May 8, 2020—May 10, 2020

Rhonda Magee and Rose Pavlov: Mindfulness for Social Justice

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. For more information, please refer here.

In a world of increasing distress and seeming disruption, what is the use of mindfulness? Join Rose and Rhonda Magee for this weekend devoted to the practice of compassion-based mindfulness for self-care and for the work of social justice. Together we’ll form a community of learning and practice, exploring ways of bringing presence and compassion for self and others into difficulties we face on personal, interpersonal and systemic levels. We’ll explore ways of creating spaces for inclusive and community-based work to address and repair harm as the need arises. Regardless of level of previous experience, and whatever your background or heritage, we welcome and look forward to being with you for this special engagement.


Rose Pavlov
is the Founder & CEO of Ivy Child International, an international non-profit that develops and facilitates mindfulness based health education programs for underprivileged children and communities across the globe. As a child specialist and educator, her research interests range from applied positive psychology and mindfulness-based learning with children/youth to international issues such as overcoming devastation and trauma, as well as urban challenges. Her professional experiences have led her to partnerships with UNICEF and World Vision. The Worcester Business Journal honored Rose as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in Central Massachusetts in 2010, 2011 “Young Leaders pioneering global social change,” “Top 12 People Making a Difference in Central Massachusetts” in 2012 and named “Women Leading In Central Massachusetts” in 2013/2014 and most recently a featured TEDx speaker on”Unlocking Children’s Potential Through Mindfulness”in 2014. 

Rhonda Magee is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. A student of a wide variety of Buddhist and other wisdom teachers, including Norman Fischer and Jon Kabat-Zinn, she trained as a mindfulness teacher through the Oasis Teacher Training Institute of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Interventions awareness and compassion practices from a range of traditions. A former President of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Professor Magee is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she recently completed a 2-year term on its Steering Council. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and the Board of Directors for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Rhonda is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on mindfulness in legal education, and on teaching about race using mindfulness. She recently published her first book, entitled The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, to be published in 2019 by TarcherPerigee, a member of the Penguin Random House Group.

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