Two Lectures Being Presented by Ruth King

February 26, 2019 by

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Ruth King is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, and an emotional wisdom author and life coach. She is on the Teacher’s Council at Insight Meditation Community of Washington and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is the founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community in Charlotte, NC. In former years, King managed training and organizational development divisions at Levi Strauss and Intel corporations where she designed diversity awareness programs and consulted leaders on cultural change initiatives, including the behavioral implications of mergers and acquisitions. A world traveler, King’s work has been influenced by many cultures, and is often described as “ceremony.” Her intuitive methods, knowledge, and skills weave the fields of Western psychology, Buddhist philosophy, leadership development, mindfulness meditation, and just plain fun.

Currently recognized as a trainer of trainers and consultant to consultants, King teaches the Mindful of Race Training and Advanced Facilitation programs, which blend mindfulness principles and meditation with an exploration of our racial conditioning, its impact, and our potential. Both dynamic and compassionate, King speaks to the heart of her audiences with authenticity and joy. King has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA, and is the author of several publications including Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible and Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out. King, heart activist, African American, and native Californian, living over 25 years in the Bay Area, currently resides in Charlotte, NC, with life partner, Dr. Barbara Riley, and their cat, Mr. Socks.

Tuesday, March 19

Transforming Racism from the Inside Out


Location: UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Auditorium

This talk is sponsored by the UVa Contemplative Sciences Center. It is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. Register here:

Wednesday, March 20

Mindful of Race


Location: Unity of Charlottesville

The Uva Contemplative Sciences Center is co-sponsoring King’s talk as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book. For details, please visit the VA book festival website:

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