On a National Resolution of Atonement

The following letter was written by Robb Kushner, an Order of Interbeing Aspirant. Robb has given permission to post and share this very instructive and thoughtful statement. ~ Kenley Letter to Sen. Cory Booker – On a National Resolution of Atonement Jersey City, NJ 07302 14 August 2017 The Honorable Cory Booker 359 Dirksen Senate Office… Continue reading On a National Resolution of Atonement

Practicing Compassionate Political Speech Through Deep Looking

Because of its emotionally charged nature, it is difficult to engage in political speech in a mindful, compassionate way. I often ask myself, How do I remain compassionate when criticizing others? Can we criticize others without disparaging or demonizing them, especially when we speak of them perpetuating injustices and other forms of harm to others?… Continue reading Practicing Compassionate Political Speech Through Deep Looking

The Creative Tension Between Fostering Dialogue and Social Justice

I teach sociology and global studies at the college level, which means that thorny social issues regularly come up in my classroom. As part of observing the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings in the classroom, I try both to foster dialogue between students of different worldviews, encouraging them to understand and respect each other, and also to… Continue reading The Creative Tension Between Fostering Dialogue and Social Justice