Events at Berkeley
Note: All events are free and open to the public. To receive updates about these and future events, please email BIML@law.berkeley.edu
Upcoming events - Spring 2013
Monday, February 4: The Art and Science of Mindfulness in Law
Dr. Shapiro, associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University and author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness, will offer scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. We will explore specific pathways of applying mindfulness personally and professionally to cultivate greater compassion, clarity and well being. This is a brown bag lunch. 12:45-2 pm in Boalt Hall, Room 12.
Friday, February 22: Mindfulness and Criminal Justice
The Mindfulness Initiative will convene a working group on mindfulness and criminal justice, to discuss ways of deepening the connection between these two realms. The meeting will be followed at 1:30 p.m. by a public screening of Dhamma Brothers, the 2007 documentary about insight meditation courses taught in an Alabama prison. Members of the working group will offer comments and reflections after the screening. Room 132.
Tuesday, March 5: Social Justice, Mindfulness and the Law: Reflections on the Self
Professor john a. powell, an internationally known scholar of race and social justice, and Director of the new Haas Institute For a Fair and Inclusive Society, will present a lunchtime talk in dialogue with Tirien Steinbach, Executive Director of the East Bay Community Law Center. 12:45 pm, Berkeley Law, Room 240.
Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17: Spring Berkeley Law meditation retreat
Open to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni + significant others, this overnight retreat at NatureBridge Conference Center in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will offer members of the Berkeley Law community space to learn meditation and deepen their practices in a beautiful natural setting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.