Finding Your Ground in a Groundless World


Findign Your Ground in a Groundless World

Finding Your Ground in a Groundless World

A virtual mini-retreat with Leslie Booker
Broadcast live via Zoom on Thursday, July 23rd
1-4pm EDT/10am-1pm PDT

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“People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way, but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values.” – Grace Lee Boggs, Civil Rights Activist

In the midst of grief and loss, anger and rage, how do we show up for those who look towards us for guidance? How do we find steadiness, balance and a sense of confidence in our leadership in this groundless time?

In this nourishing 1/2 day retreat, we’ll take time to rest, restore and find refuge in the collective. We will use the practices of mindfulness, embodied wisdom and connection to guide us back to our imagination. In this space it will be okay, and encouraged, to not be okay. Please, come as you are.

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Leslie BookerBooker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, Embodied Wisdom, and Social Justice; an integration of ancient wisdom practices that support us in navigating our modern world.  She shares her expertise nationally as a guest lecturer at conferences, universities, and Dharma centers, on expanding our vision around culturally responsive teaching, and changing the paradigm of self and community care. 

She has spoken at Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium, the ACMHE/Contemplative Mind in Higher Education conference, Mindfulness in America, and Omega Institute’s Mindfulness in Education conferences, along with other pioneers in the mindfulness field such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Linda Lantieri, and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Booker has been a featured speaker and facilitator at the Fetzer Institute, Vassar and Pitzer Colleges, and the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia.  She’s passionate about training future teachers through the Peace Corps’ Jaffe Fellows and Teaching Residents at Teacher’s College at Columbia University. 

Booker began sharing practice with vulnerable populations in 2005, and was a senior teacher and Director of Teacher Trainings with Lineage Project, where she worked with incarcerated and vulnerable youth for ten years.  During this time, she also facilitated a mindfulness and cognitive-based therapy intervention on Riker’s Island from 2009-2011, a partnership between New York University and the National Institute of Health.

Booker continues to be inspired to hold folks in their journey to find a sense of freedom and liberation within a world that is burdened by greed, hatred, and delusion.


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