Loving-Kindness to Support Racial Justice Work

This is an opportunity to notice the quality of heart that is associated with the intentions you bring to your practice.

This is a practice I call an ocean of loving-kindness. We’ll start by centering and gathering our attention, and our intention to practice together in these free moments. Checking in, noticing the quality of the heart that is associated with the intentions you bring to practice in this area. I’m going to guide us through this ocean of loving-kindness for racial justice work practice. As you settle into this practice, sense into the points of contact between the body and the chair, or the floor beneath you. And then, just resting, take a few cautious breaths in. Notice the sensations of breathing and sitting, attending to the body and the being in this moment, just settling in and feeling the support of a conscious breath or two. Let the mind rest on the sensations of breathing and sitting. 

A Loving-Kindness Practice to Support Racial Justice Work

With this practice we’re going to allow a bit of visualization to accompany the words. There will be opportunities to repeat certain words and phrases after me, or to alter those phrases in ways that feel right for you. 

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About the author

Rhonda Magee

Rhonda V. Magee is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco. Also trained in sociology and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), she is a highly practiced facilitator of trauma-sensitive, restorative MBSR interventions for lawyers and law students, and for minimizing the effects of social-identity-based bias. Magee has been a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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