A photograph of Sheena Wadhawan
Sessions: Saturday 5–6pm ET; BIPOC sangha, 6–7pm ET
Sheena Wadhawan is a consultant supporting organizations and individuals to be inclusive, equitable, and to live their anti-oppressive values. Sheena came to this work after over a decade as a social justice attorney working on the frontlines of movements for economic justice, housing, civil rights, and immigrants’ rights. Sheena is a multi-lingual immigrant, woman of color, and survivor with lived experience of oppression. She believes in the resilience and wisdom of the communities she serves, who inspire her to be a joyful warrior and to lead with love.
In 2019, Sheena completed her teacher training in Cultivating Emotional Balance, which brings together contemporary emotions science with ancient contemplative wisdom to cultivate greater emotional awareness and balance through meditation.
No one of us is free until all of us are free.
We are gathering in a time of immense change. Buddhist principles guide us to transform ourselves in order to transform our world in ways it so desperately needs. Meditation is the practice through which we cultivate our attention and focus. Another crucial aspect of Buddhist practice is to live a life of virtue. To act in ethical ways towards our collective liberation. As we reckon with what it means to live an ethical life, we must understand the oppressive systems in which we live that benefit the dominant culture while causing great harm to communities of color. We have the potential for change and to be joyful warriors against the chains of oppression and racism.