December Black-Identified Mindfulness Circle December Black-Identified Mindfulness Circle Posted November 3, 2022 Saturdays 12/3 & 12/10 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific This series is for Black-identified participants. Please register before the event in order to obtain the meeting link On Zoom: Please register here before the event to obtain the Zoom Link The Black-Identified Mindfulness Circle will come together to meditate in two sessions to reflect on the past year, embrace the present and set intentions for the future. Our collective wisdom will allow us to reconnect, acknowledge and celebrate who we are as practitioners. We will sit in community to support each other’s practice off and on the cushion, and affirm our resiliency and vulnerabilities amidst impermanence. Our first session will offer a supportive container to share wisdom gained this past year through our successes and challenges. This session will encourage reflection in a non-judgmental way to accept what has transpired. The second session is designed to recognize our strengths and move forward with our intentions, and to do so mindfully with compassion for ourselves and others. Sessions will include meditation, instruction, reflective exercises, and discussion, and are suitable for practitioners at all levels. Bio for Anne Roise Anne Roise has been a Zen practitioner since 1971 when she left Canada as a teenager to study with her first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She is currently the Director of Programs and Online Operations at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and completed the 2020/21 Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program through the Sati Center. She also received Jukai (Lay Ordination) from Eijun Linda Cutts at Green Gulch Zen Center in September 2021. For over a decade, Anne taught mindfulness meditation through her life coaching practice, to parenting groups from low-income communities, and to college students and faculty. She has a graduate degree in City Planning from MIT and is a Certified Life Coach. Bio for Karin Wilkinson Karin, a Mindfulness and Self-Empowerment Coach, began her meditation practice in 2001. In 2008 Karin began her mindfulness practice. She began teaching mindfulness in 2016. Karin has extensive experience facilitating workshops for educational institutions, corporations, retreats and medical conferences. Currently, Karin teaches mindfulness for The Center for Mindful Living, Insight on the Inside (IOI) and Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development (IVISD). Karin is certified by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. She is a graduate of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’s Training for Mindfulness Facilitation program. Karin is a BRIC Coach (Bias Reduction Improvement Coach) trained at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Karin has Certificates of Completion for Teaching for Inclusion and Equity from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, for Compassion Cultivation Training from the Compassion Institute and for Spiritual Life Maintenance from IVISD. Karin has a Master of Science from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Drew University.