Community Resources

Community Resources

Rashid Hughes

Rashid Hughes »

Listen to Rashid’s podcast on ‘What it means to be free’ in response to the murder of George Floyd. To learn more about Rashid’s work, visit


Rosie Aguayo »
Teen Retreat Alumni

Rosie created the Teens Against Bullying Club to bring a sense of unity on campus. One goal is to find healthy alternatives to cope with feelings through mindfulness education. Learn more.

Lama Rod

Lama Rod »

Buy Lama Rod’s new book ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger.’ To learn more about Lama Rod’s work, visit

Kaira Jewel

Kaira Jewel Lingo »

View Kaira Jewel’s webinar on ‘Honoring Juneteenth: Love and Justice in These Times.’ To learn more about Kaira Jewel’s work, visit

Charisse Spencer

Charisse Minerva »
Teacher, Board Member

Listen to Charisse’s StoryCorps interview on what it was like growing up in the 1960s in Cavalier Manor, VA. Visit

Jylani, Janaya, Kanoni

Jylani, Janaya, Kanoni »
Retreat Manager and Regional Community Organizer / Teen Retreat Participants

Shop at Jylani and her daughters’ (Janaya and Kanoni) online clothing store and community forum, Black Lotus Rising. To learn more, visit

Jess and Arielle

Arielle & Jess »
Administrative Staff and Teacher

Read Arielle and Jess’ responses to a community member’s feedback on #DefundPolice including historical perspectives and articles. Visit iBme’s Blog.

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan »
Organizational Consultant

Read Miki’s article on Privilege, Responsibility, and Nonviolence
Miki is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) and the author of several books on visionary leadership. Visit The Fearless Heart’s Blog.

“What mindfulness and what meditation is doing is helping me to open up to the world and to allow this willingness to be touched, to be where the healing and transformation starts.”

– Rashid Hughes