Mindful Action and Education Retreat is a day-long retreat providing individuals with support to spark and produce innovative practices for contemplative action and education including a racial equity lens for mutual liberation. This approach recognizes the power of individuals and communities to use a variety of tools, from traditional advocacy to the arts from spiritual practice to social practice, in order to impact change. We aim to support professionals who are influencing public education, government, wellness, incarcerated person advocacy, and the racial justice field. With a diverse team of presenters, including but not limited to activists, spiritual teachers, academics, artists, and organizers, we will offers workshops with meaningful impact. We invite you to come and engage with the Mindful Action and Education approach to racial justice, contemplative education and beyond.

Meditation to Open and Social Justice and Yoga Early Morning and Midday Session

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Angela Rose Black - Mindfulness for the People 

Atman Smith - Community Action through Holistic Education - Holistic Life Foundation, Baltimore, MD 

Workshops Topics: 

The Intersection of Intergenerational Trauma and Mindfulness

Uncovering Compassion, Transforming Violence: The Power of Storytelling and Non Violence in Education

The Awakened Family: Strategies for Effective Communication

Food: Water, Land and Life - Exploring how our relationship with food, those that grow it, and the Earth that makes it possible, may be the most important factor to our inner work. 

Addressing Anti LGBTQ Bullying through Mindful Communication 

Contemplative Justice: Kenya Prison Systems - Mindful Leadership - University of Exeter and Open Minds, Inc.

Understanding Autism through the Lens of Basic Goodness

The Transformative Power of Presence: An experiential workshop for those who believe in transforming the world from the inside-out. 

Art & Social Justice: The Transcending Power of Creativity & Image

In the Middle: Middle School students have different needs during this transition in their lives.  Using the research of Dr. Dan Siegel Jennifer will highlight different activities she uses in her school that help students assist them as middle school students.

Universal Dance of Peace & Collaborative Music to Close the Retreat

Head Start – Mindful Wellness in the Community - Open Minds, Inc.

Seeing the Whole Student: Culturally Competent Teaching Practices for Diverse Populations

Mindful Movement in the Classroom: Strengthening Identity - Wildwood Middle School - Autism Classroom Teachers 

****Tea, Paper Bag Lunch, and Community Dinner are included in the price of ticket.

Prices vary on Eventbrite




  • Occurred Saturday, September 14th, 2019 — all day


Fox Haven Farm and Retreat Center

3630 Poffenberger Road
Jefferson, MD 21755


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