In Episode 87 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with author, teacher and activist, Ruth King. Ruth is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, blending mindfulness and meditation principles with an exploration of racial conditioning and its impact. She is the author of several publications including her most recent release, “Mindful of Race.” In this episode, Ruth shares her personal story of what brought her to meditation practice, and how it has impacted her life and her work. Sharon and Ruth also speak in depth about racial conditioning and racial justice, the nuance of identity, and Ruth’s work rebuilding communities with new understanding and connection. The conversation closes with a ten minute guided meditation led by Ruth.
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