12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2020

In our second annual focus on women leaders of mindfulness, twelve women share how their deep practice has shaped the world they see—and the one they’re working toward.

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This is why we practice. As climate change, a global pandemic, a racial justice reckoning, and suffering of all kinds wrack our world, we remind each other: This is why we practice. In our second annual focus on women leaders of mindfulness, we invited these twelve women—teachers, researchers, writers, and activists nominated by their peers—to share with us what they’ve learned from their years of deep practice. In these pages they reveal the insights and experiences that help them navigate troubled times, guide others, and make transformational change in their own lives, the lives of others, and even the organizations and structures we live and work within. We hope the wisdom they share inspires you—not only to sit and practice, but also to rise and act.

1) Cultivate Equanimity, Not Impassivity