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Jul. 28, 2014



In our society, we tend to medicate what suffering we do not know how to process. Complicating this is the fact that we live increasingly isolated lives. The experience of being a member of a nation state has become synonymous with experiencing a state of alienation and we are in a collective trance about it. Many of us are crying out from that experience in desperate and disparate ways. A lot of it happens silently, in the long...

Keywords:
incarceration, mindfulness, compassion, trauma
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Jul. 21, 2014



At the heart of what I have learned from working with prisoners at San Quentin is what I call ‘the experience of being entrusted with someone’s pain.’ It’s a deeply human and intimate experience to discover how pain levels all status between us and teaches us how much we need each other as humans. Don’t be fooled about the roles; when two people enter that space of truth speaking—whether you are the teller or the listener—both...

Keywords:
incarceration, mindfulness, compassion, trauma
Community Engagement
Jul. 14, 2014


It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it. –Nelson Mandela

On his birthday, July 18th, the Nelson Mandela Foundation invites all of us to celebrate Mandela Day by devoting 67 minutes—one minute for each of Mandela’s 67 years of service to humanity—to helping others. It’s a powerful...

Keywords:
service, empathy, Nelson Mandela

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