Being Mindful and White

Daylong of Practice and Inquiry for White People of Conscience

Nov 1, 2015

10am – 5pm

1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica


In this daylong we ask the critical question, for those who identify as white, how can we mindfully work to unlearn racism? How do we hold the suffering in our lives and in the world? As white people who care about racial justice, we acknowledge that we have been shaped by a system of unearned privilege that leads to suffering for ourselves, our community, and the larger society.

How can those who identify as white engage with the vital issues of racial justice in our world? With great attention to the movement of our hearts, we will explore through meditation, dharma talks and guided conversations how we bring our practice to bear on this important dimension of our lives.


Arinna Weisman is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Center of the Pioneer Valley and Lotus Sisters, Seattle. She is co-author of A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation, and was the first teacher to lead retreats for the Lgbtq gender queer community. Her teaching is infused with her political activism.

Trudy Goodman, PHD is the founder of InsightLA and is currently the senior Vipassana teacher in Los Angeles.

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is the author of “Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness” and “Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens.”

Noah Levine is the founder of Against the Stream and the author of “Dharma Punx”, “Against the Stream”, “Heart of the Revolution” and “Refuge Recovery.”



Advance registration is required and necessary to receive detailed instructions on location, parking and other information. We recommend that you bring your own lunch.

This Event is Sold Out – Thank you so much for your support!

Suggested Donation $20 – $150 sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For questions about the event contact: [email protected]

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