The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help us with a lot of the really subtle difficulties of doing the work that must be done to dismantle patterns and habits that draw us to reinvest in segregation.


Rhonda speaks throughout the world about mindfulness and how it relates to:

Social Justice


Transformational & Ethical Leadership

ColorInsight: Race & Racism



Read Rhonda’s Articles

Rhonda V. Magee, The Way of ColorInsight, Georgetown Law Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives

Educating Lawyers to Meditate, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review

How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias, Greater Good Science Center

Life Experience and Cognitive Science Deepen the Case for Mindfulness and Law, American Bar Association Journal,

Mindfulness Plays a Role in Educating Lawyers to Confront Racism

Martin Luther Jr. Offers Insight Into Justice for All

Turning Toward Social Identity-Based Suffering

Reflections on the Heat this Summer

"You Plant Corn, You Get Corn: On Mindfulness and Racial Justice in Florida and Beyond," Florida Bar Journal

"Making the Case for Mindfulness and Law," NWLawyer Bar Journal:

More Books About Mindfulness, Law, Race, and Social Justice

Rhonda V. Magee is a mindfulness author. Read chapters of her writings in these books about mindfulness:

“Community-Engaged Mindfulness and Social Justice: An Inquiry and Call to Action,” in HANDBOOK OF MINDFULNESS: CULTURE, CONTEXT AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, Ron Purser (ed.) (Springer, 2016).

“Teaching Law to Transform: Mindfulness-Based Learning Communities as Incubators of Social Justice through Law,” in TRANSFORMING JUSTICE, Marjorie Silver (ed.) (Carolina Press, forthcoming 2017).

“Teaching Mindfulness With Mindfulness of Diversity,” in RESOURCES FOR TEACHING MINDFULNESS: AN INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK, Donald McCown and Diane Riebel (eds.) (Springer, 2016).

“Taking and Making Refuge in Racial [Whiteness] Awareness and Racial Justice Work,” in BUDDHISM AND WHITENESS: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS, George Yancy and Emily McRae (ed.) (Lexington Books, 2019).

“Teaching Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills and Values in a Changing World: Intercultural Effectiveness,” (co-authored with Mary A. Lynch, Robin Boyle & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez) Chapter 6 in BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION FOR A CHANGING WORLD (Matthew Bender & Company, 2015).

“Mindfulness and the Renewal of Legal Education,” NEW DIRECTIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, no. 134, (Jossey Bass, 2013), 31.

“Contemplative Practice in Law: An Overview,” in Mirabai Bush (ed.) Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices are Changing the Way We Live (Fetzer 2011).


"5 Questions: Rhonda Magee," The Highlands Current (Newspaper):

"The Art of Law: The Rise of Mindfulness for Busy Lawyers," The College of Law (Australia)

"Bringing Contemplation to Life: Rhonda Magee", University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center