Ethics of Belonging of Indigenous Contemplative Traditions

Dr. Yuria Celidwen – Mindfulness and Anti-Racism Lecture Series 7th Speaker

Presented by Mindfulness Science & Practice, a multiyear cluster of the Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures, and the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies.

How do we create a world where everyone belongs? What happens if we don’t? 

In The Ethics of Belonging, Dr. Yuria Celidwen synthesizes her research on the deep contemplative wisdom embedded in Indigenous traditions to help solve our most urgent and overwhelming problems – environmental destruction, breakdown of communities, systems of oppression and the mental health pandemic. 

She shows us a way forward with practices grounded in Indigenous principles of embodiment and action toward equity, community and ecological awareness, all with proven physical, psychological and environmental benefits. 

Dr. Celidwen, a senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Othering and Belonging Institute, works to reclaim, revitalize and transmit Indigenous wisdom for social and environmental justice. She is the author of the forthcoming book Flourishing Kin: Indigenous Foundations for Collective Well-Being published by Sounds True. 

Free, open to all