Please join CASBBI for a seminar on Mindfulness led by Carolyn Stachowski from Insight on the Inside. You will have the opportunity to learn and engage in mindful practices.
About Insight on the Inside.
IOI’s mission is to inspire and empower by sharing mindfulness meditation and other contemplative practices to people in communities vulnerable to the consequences of systemic racism and other forms of oppression. IOI’s students include those who are incarcerated or returning from incarceration, people transitioning from homelessness, those in substance abuse treatment, or affected by poverty, aging or illness. These populations experience a high rate of trauma, addiction and related health disorders but also have limited access to medical services.
About the Speaker.
Carolyn Stachowski Vice President and IOI Program Director has been involved with IOI in its organizational development from its beginning in 2009. She has taught regular classes in the Alexandria Detention Center a federal detention center, the Arlington Detention Center, the Pre-Release Center in Montgomery County, and in the D.C. Department of Corrections, including in the mental health unit, a substance abuse treatment facility, and a class for young men aged 18-25. Carolyn is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute’s 2-year program, is a founding member of the IMCW Women’s Sangha, one of the founders and an active member of the Dharma Teacher Sangha, a community of meditation teachers of IMCW. She ordained in the Eight Lifetime Precepts with Bhante Gunaratana in 2019. She is active in the running of two food service businesses and is a long-time visual artist.
The Social Hour will be held virtually on Zoom until further notice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link or to join the CASBBI mailing list.