Standing Together

June 2, 2020 – The Centre for Mindfulness Studies stands together in support of our black communities. There is no place for racism, anywhere, in our society. We recognize the pain and trauma that any form of racism causes. We stand by and support all of our communities that are subjected to any injustices and racism.

The deeply troubling events throughout North America demonstrate that now is the time for a change. We are committed to developing resources and opportunities to ease the burden of recent events and create well-being for our communities.

The Centre can always strive to do better and working together we can find ways to support the mental health of those facing injustice and ensure we demonstrate equity, inclusion, and advocate for the dignity and rights of all people.

Resources and Reading List:

Teachings from Lama Rod Owens (author): “Radical Dharma, Talking Race, Love and Liberation.”

Dr. Candice Nicole: Huffington Post article featuring the “Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma.” 

Anti-Racism Resources (featuring resources on raising anti-racist children and other books, articles, podcasts, and videos)

Follow @theconsciouskid on Instagram for parenting and education tools through a Critical Race Lens

Black Organizations and Anti-Racist Groups Canadians Can Support Now 

Healing and Support Resources for Black Youth in the GTA

Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma 

Steps You Can Take to be an Anti-Racist Ally

When Mindfulness and Racism Intersect (

Mindfulness for the People: Radically re-imagining the mindfulness movement

Making-Visible: Bringing light to issues of social injustice, internal biases, and how we can mindfully heal ourselves and others

Tara Brach: Anti-Racism Resources

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