Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness & Compassion with an Anti-oppression Lens

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Rose Mina Munjee, PhD Cand., RP, MPS, BMATH, MBA, AMM-Mind
The workshop will be offered online.

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Mindfulness practice has been shown to increase our self-awareness and ability to regulate emotions, and improve our relations with others. Mindfulness is an important component of compassion, which requires awareness and clear-seeing into our stress, both as individuals and collectives. Compassion involves acknowledging stress and suffering, combined with the wish or actions to alleviate the stress. One of the ways our society and systems perpetuate suffering is through oppression, which arises when there is a power imbalance, where some groups are over-empowered and other groups are treated as inferior.

In this two and a half-hour, online, introductory workshop, teachers of mindfulness and compassion programs and therapists using these techniques will begin to explore mindfulness and compassion-based teaching and learning with an anti-oppression lens. We will engage in exercises and practices to cultivate greater cultural sensitivity and understanding of the perspectives of those with various identities and intersectionalities. In so doing, we aim to intentionally enhance feelings of safety and inclusion generated in mindfulness and compassion-informed programs and therapeutic settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Expand cultural awareness and learn about implicit bias with mindfulness and compassion
  • Develop a greater appreciation for the lived experiences and perspectives of those facing oppression
  • Learn to foster more inclusion and cultivate safer and braver spaces
  • Learn about mindfulness and compassion-based, anti-oppression approaches to teaching and learning
  • Explore allyship and begin to develop supportive resources and commitments


Rose Mina Munjee is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice, experienced and certified mindfulness teacher, mentor, corporate trainer, craniosacral therapist, and therapeutic, trauma-informed yoga teacher. She teaches at the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (COP - BIPOC, LOMSC, LOTT), Centre for Mindfulness Studies (Professional, Personal, Community Programs), University of Toronto (New College, OISE), several organizations, and is a managing director at Mindful Wellness. Rose Mina facilitates evidence-based mindfulness programs including MBSR, MBCT, and MSC. She is also a teacher trainer, curriculum developer, and mentor. She has a private practice and does clinical work in trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and psychotherapy. Rose Mina integrates relational, IFS, CBT, trauma-informed, social justice, and mindfulness in her work. Rose Mina has written for several peer reviewed journals and is co-writing a book based on new qualitative research on mindfulness, compassion, race-based trauma, and social justice. She has a Master's in Spiritual Care and Buddhist Studies with Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto (TST), and is a PhD Candidate in Education at Reading University in the UK.


May 11, 2023

8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PDT)

Registration Fee

$55 ($45 early-bird rate available for those who register on or before April 11, 2023) 

The session will be recorded and will be sent to all registrants after the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

A refund (minus your $15 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will be made for cancellations submitted in writing on or before April 27, 2023, two weeks prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be allowed after this date.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee.