The Personal Path of Unraveling Social Conditioning
We've all been socialized, or conditioned by the culture, people, and institutions around us, so when we sit to meditate, we are not just sitting with our own minds, but also with society and the messages that we have absorbed over our lifetime(s). Together we will explore how we can engage our innate awareness to expose, unravel, and de-bunk the untruths that we hold in our minds and bodies, particularly the biases, privilege, and internalized oppressions around race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability, that live within us whether we actively believe them or not. The path of practicing social justice can begin with our own minds and hearts.
Alex Vlasic has been practicing meditation and studying dharma within the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 8 years as a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is a facilitator, writer, emerging Shambhala teacher, and assistant teacher to the UnTraining White Liberal Racism program. She lives in Plainfield, VT.