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The Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience is working on an initiative this year focused on finding the intersection between mindfulness and social transformation, activation, social justice, and equity. Our goal is to create a more equitable world through sustained practice of compassion and mindfulness. While we are still in the creative process of this initiative, a three-tier foundation, considering why this guidance could be important to the mindful community, has emerged. We are focused on creating programming to focus on:
Equitable mindfulness, is simply, the practice of mindfulness for everyone. However, the intent of this initiative is presenting the concept of mindfulness in a way that speaks to each and all people, and uses mindfulness to be active in our communities with a platform to remove barriers and create systematic change.
To help move this initiative forward, Center is offering two workshops for the 2019 - 2020 year.
Our Fall workshop: Bridging and Breaking will focus on "support(ing) organizers and advocates in understanding and adapting core concepts of Bridging and Breaking into their own work and communities of service”. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please follow the link below!
Taught by Center staff:
Tiara Cash, Program Manager, comes to Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience as an alumni of Arizona State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness from ASU and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Psychology. Her practice of mindfulness spans the last 19 years of her life and she has been a practitioner of this work for the last five years in various settings including: athletics, campus recreation, and student success.
Tiara has been granted scholarships, grants, and awards for her work with mindfulness in the student-athlete population, mindfulness and equity/social justice, and creating art with a foundation of mindful practice. She has traveled internationally to present on her research involving mindfulness and overlooked populations. Her career focuses include leadership & self-sustainability in university settings, delving into the intersections of mindfulness in marginalized and unrepresented populations, student-athlete retirement resilience training, and mindful performance art.
In her current role with Center, she works to create innovative programming through workshops, trainings, and events. Her vision is to engage ASU and the surrounding community in life-long learning and personal development with an emphasis on mindful practices and connection through compassion.