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Learning to See One Another: Meditative Practices and Social Justice

Event

Title

Learning to See One Another: Meditative Practices and Social Justice

When

Sun., Apr 15 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Where

Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series 2018

Join local contemplative instructor Eboni Bugg for a session exploring the use of meditative practices in social justice work. The session will include a short talk, a meditative practice session, and time for discussion. No prior experience with meditative practices is necessary. 
 
Eboni Bugg has been a teacher, social worker, counselor, and advocate for over twenty years in the Charlottesville community, helping to improve the lives of its citizens. A Registered Yoga Teacher, Eboni is passionate about the healing benefits of mindful movement, breathing, and meditation. 
 
Eboni is currently Senior Manager for Diversity, Inclusion & Global Outreach at the Mind & Life Institute, an organization dedicated to furthering the field of contemplative research to alleviate human suffering. Previously, she was Program Director at The Women’s Initiative, a local mental health non-profit agency where she helped provide vital mental health services to underserved individuals. In recent years, she has focused on empowerment across the lifespan and on the intersection of social justice, trauma, and contemplative practice.
 
Eboni holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a small private practice where she helps individuals heal, provides consultation for developing clinicians, and conducts workshops and trainings for community-based organizations.
 
This program is part of a 6-week Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series. It is open and free to everyone. Please arrive early, there is no registration for this series.
 
You may attend individual or multiple sessions as class capacity allows.