Social Justice Mindfulness Resources

The following books, websites, and guided meditations offer practices for healing, inner growth, and action for racial and social justice.

Books:

Inner work of racial justice

The Inner Work of Racial Justice
by Rhonda V. Magee

Awakening together

Awakening Together
by Larry Yang

Radical dharma

Radical Dharma:
Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
 
by Rev. angel Kyodo williams et al

Integrating mindfulness into anti-oppression

Integrating Mindfulness into
Anti-Oppression Pedagogy

by Beth Berila 

Stay Woke by Justin Michael Williams

Stay Woke:
A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us

by Justin Michael Williams

Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant

Acts of Faith:
Daily Meditations for People of Color

by Iyanla Vanzant

Other Resources:

  • Liberate Meditation
    Liberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the BIPOC community.

  • Mindfulness for the People 
    Mindfulness for the People is a Black-owned social change agency dedicated to disrupting systemic whiteness in the mindfulness movement.

  • The Holistic Life Foundation
    The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities.

  • Black Lives Matters Meditations
    Dr. Candice Nicole leads these guided meditations to assist in calming a heightened state of distress, affirming one’s value and humanity, and re-centering with love for Black people. 

  • Ruth King
    Racial Awareness & Emotional Wisdom Author, Life Coach, and Meditation Teacher.

  • Shawn Ginwright
    One of the nation’s leading innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development.

  • Yoga Journal
    31 Yoga and Self-Care Resources for Black Yogis (Especially if Social Media Has You Overwhelmed)