Mobilizing Communities for Social Change: Integrating Mindfulness and Passionate Politics

Sarah Todd explores the ways that mindfulness practices can be useful in mobilizing community members and sustaining community change. In particular, she explores what these practices offer for communities that are negotiating passionate emotions and are attempting to engage others in their activities, and that want to enhance people’s ability to listen to each other and want to create sustainable change. Through this integration, she articulates the possibilities for progressive social change that can be enhanced and sustained by an understanding of how our interior lives shape our external worlds and the possibilities that mindfulness practices have for increasing the transformative potential of this interaction.