IMS Teacher

Ruth King

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Equanimity

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IMS Teacher

Ruth King

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Equanimity

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Ruth King has practiced vipassana since 1992 and teaches at insight communities nationwide. She is a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, and founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community in Charlotte, NC. She is on the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Ruth has a special interest in mindfulness, transforming racism, and the Bodhisattva path.

Often referred to as a heart activist, trainer of trainers, and consultant to consultants, Ruth designed and teaches nationwide the Mindful of Race Training program, which blends mindfulness principles with an exploration of our racial conditioning, its impact, and our potential. She is the author of several books, including Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, Cultivating Calm in Chaos, Mindful Approaches to Cultural Competency, and her most recent publication Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out.

In former years, Ruth managed leadership training and organizational development divisions at Levi Strauss and Intel corporations, specializing in culture change and diversity initiatives, including the behavioral implications of mergers and acquisitions.

An African American elder and native Californian, having lived over 25 years in the Bay Area, Ruth currently lives in Charlotte, NC, with wife, Dr. Barbara Riley, and cat, Mr. Socks.

IMS Schedule

Featured Books

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out
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Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible
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Outside Events

Goucher College Athenaeum Hyman Forum, MD

Guest Talk & Book Signing, Goucher College, MD

February 5 (at) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This public event hosted by Goucher College Athenaeum Hyman Forum, MD.

For more information, visit here.

Triangle Insight Meditation Community

Mindful of Race Training

March 15 – March 17

Triangle Insight Meditation Community, Durham, NC, is hosting a Mindful of Race training. Please contact Triangle Insight for details.

IMC Charlottesville

Guest Talk & Book Signing

IMC Charlottesville, VA

March 19 (at) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Virginia Festival of the Book

Charlottesville, VA

March 20 – March 24

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Mindfulness Conference 2019

Mindful of Race

March 22-25

Maropeng, South Africa

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Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Dedicated Practitioner Program

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Artistry as Cultural Medicine – A POC Event

May 4 (at) 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Insight Meditation Retreat

July 19 – July 28

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Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC

Fall Retreat

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Flowering Lotus Retreat Center

Healing Racial Distress Together

Magnolia, MS

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Nothing in life is personal, permanent, or perfect.

Ruth King