Contemplative Practice Webinars

In 2009, CMind initiated the ongoing ACMHE Contemplative Education Webinar series: online presentations on the development and use of contemplative methods in higher education. Visit the ACMHE Webinar Archive.

Now, after 10 years, we are excited to announce the first in our new series of Contemplative Practice Webinars exploring the relationship between contemplative practices and personal/social transformation, insight, and inspiration.

Exploring Interdependence through the Lens of Blackness

A webinar with Ruth King and Kamilah Majied
Tuesday, March 24th
3:00 – 4:30pm EST / 12:00 noon – 1:30pm PST
Free and open to all. Registration coming soon!

This engaging webinar, open to all people of all ethnicities, invites us to deepen our understanding of interdependence and contemplative dialogue by exploring the wondrous ways in which our lives have been enriched by the resilience, creativity, and leadership of Black people. Through meditative reflections, we bring to awareness the Black threads in our lives that have inspired a tapestry of reverence, connection, and healing. Ruth and Kamilah, through their joyful example, illustrate how contemplative and extemporaneous dialogue about the contributions of Black people can stimulate insight, inclusivity and unity. Through this we can begin to both notice and celebrate our undeniable interdependence. There will be ample time for questions and reflections, as well as guidance and inspiration for future contemplative dialogue.

Meet the Presenters

Kamilah MajiedDr. Kamilah Majied is a mental health therapist, clinical academician, and internationally engaged consultant on inclusivity and contemplative pedagogy and practice. She teaches clinical practice and research, employing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and artistic approaches to well-being. Kamilah has also practiced and taught Buddhism and mindfulness practice from several perspectives including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness and racial justice, Buddhism and mental health, and mindfulness practices to preserve the environment. She gave opening remarks at the first White House Conference of Buddhist Leaders on Climate Change and Racial Justice, where she also facilitated a dialogue on ending racism amongst the internationally represented Buddhist leadership. After 15 years of teaching at Howard University, Dr. Majied has recently joined the faculty at California State University in Monterey Bay as a Professor of Social Work. Drawing from her decades of contemplative practice, clinical training, and social justice leadership, Dr. Majied engages people in experiencing wonder, humor and insight through transforming oppressive patterns, improving mental health and deepening relationships.

Ruth KingRuth King is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, serving on the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA. King formally managed training and organizational development at Levi Strauss and Intel corporations consulting to leaders on cultural change initiatives. Currently, King teaches the Mindful of Race Training Program nationwide to teams and organizations combining mindfulness principles with an exploration of our racial conditioning, its impact, and our potential. King has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is the author of several publications including her most recent Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out.


About Contemplative Practice Webinars

CMind’s Contemplative Practice Webinars allow you to view a live presentation online using GoToWebinar; you can listen to the presenter over your computer speakers, headphones, or VOIP headset, or by dialing in to the audio with your phone. To register, simply submit the registration form and instructions for connecting will be emailed to you automatically. Questions and comments may be submitted to the presenters during the webinar. We record the webinars, share the link to the recording with registrants, and archive the recording on this webpage.