Schedule Cheri Maples (Mindfulness and Justice) in New York in January
From the New York Spirit-Law-Politics Group:
Sat Jan 22
"Cultivating and Deepening Our Meditation Practice"
Day of Mindfulness
Free Will Donation to the Teacher (Dana)
Veatch Ballroom, UUC at Shelter Rock just across the Queens border right off the LIE
Tues Jan 25th
"Mindfulness and Justice" Free Evening Talk w Cheri Maples
Open to Public
Law School Auditorium
CUNY School of Law Flushing NY
For Location & Directions http://www.law.cuny.edu/about/directions.html
“In addition to being a dharma teacher, Cheri has worked in the criminal justice system for over 25 years: as a police officer, a district attorney, and a parole officer. She has worked in preventative and restorative justice programs, prisoner reentry programs, and domestic violence advocacy. Mindfulness has informed her work in so many ways.. Mindfulness has informed her work in so many ways and I find her approach truly inspiring.” CUNY Contemplative Student Jane Gish
Sponsored by CUNY Contemplative Law Program Student Org.
For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs Jan 27th through 30th
Cheri Maples, Sharon Salzberg, Gina Sharpe
People Who Care for People: Tools for Resiliency
Open to the public
This retreat sponsored by the Garrison Institute’s Wellness Project will help caregivers and those in helping professions enhance resiliency skills and healing and coping strategies in response to stress, burnout and secondary trauma, as well as offer training in meditation and yoga.
Cheri Maples is a dharma teacher, keynote speaker, and organizational consultant and trainer. For 25 years she worked in the criminal justice system as an Assistant Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice, as head of Probation and Parole for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and as a police officer with the City of Madison Police Department, earning the rank of Captain of Personnel and Training. She has also worked as a lawyer and social worker. She has experience in conflict resolution, working with strong emotions, and promoting restorative justice practice. Many know Cheri from Thay's retreat which focused on the criminal justice system and was the basis for his book 'Keeping the Peace.' For more information see www.mindfulnessandjustice.org.