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July 16, 2023

Contemplating spirituality, law and politics

Even as I am moving through these months on a reduced schedule, my role as a Professor of Law keeps me committed to noting the major trends shaping our culture and times. I start where I am, right here, in the changing culture and political backdrop of the United States in 2023. I am aware, […]

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June 7, 2023

Our Community

Against the background of the often over-the-top distresses of these times, where can we find deeper support for personal-to-collective healing and flourishing? And how can we develop the capacity to create such spaces for others? Over the past few years, since the publication of The Inner Work of Racial Justice, I’ve become increasingly aware that I wanted a way of both keeping connected with good, active people – people really engaging deeply with questions like that one, and of sharing what we’ve been learning along the way.

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May 1, 2023

Mindfulness for Lawyers

Making The Case for Workplace Mindfulness for Lawyers Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was brilliant: thoughtful and focused over a long career. One of his tools? Twice daily mindfulness sessions. “For 10 or 15 minutes, twice a day,” he once said, “I sit peacefully. I relax and think about nothing, or as little as possible.” […]

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March 14, 2023

The Five Hindrances

Overcoming Obstacles: Strengthening Your Meditation by Working with the Five Hindrances There are many kinds of meditation programs, but the type of mindfulness meditation that I practice, study and offer is not merely Insight Meditation nor what some call Concentration (Tranquility) practice. It’s traditional mindfulness meditation, which combines both of these, along with compassion practices […]

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December 30, 2022

Sharing moments with Bryan Stevenson

This December, I had the pleasure of hearing Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy,” speak about racial reckoning, justice, and reconciliation again. I’ve heard Bryan speak four times over the years. The very first time was actually 30 years ago, when while studying at UVA Law, a friend and fellow student brought “her friend Bryan”, […]

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