Social Justice Mindfulness Resources

The following books, websites, and guided meditations offer practices for healing, inner growth, and action for racial and social justice.


Inner work of racial justice

The Inner Work of Racial Justice
by Rhonda V. Magee

Awakening together

Awakening Together
by Larry Yang

Radical dharma

Radical Dharma:
Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
by Rev. angel Kyodo williams et al

Integrating mindfulness into anti-oppression

Integrating Mindfulness into
Anti-Oppression Pedagogy

by Beth Berila 

Stay Woke

Stay Woke:
A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us

by Justin Michael Williams

Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant

Acts of Faith:
Daily Meditations for People of Color

by Iyanla Vanzant

Other Resources:

  • Liberate Meditation
    Liberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the BIPOC community.

  • Mindfulness for the People 
    Mindfulness for the People is a Black-owned social change agency dedicated to disrupting systemic whiteness in the mindfulness movement.

  • The Holistic Life Foundation
    The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities.

  • Black Lives Matters Meditations
    Dr. Candice Nicole leads these guided meditations to assist in calming a heightened state of distress, affirming one’s value and humanity, and re-centering with love for Black people. 

  • Ruth King
    Racial Awareness & Emotional Wisdom Author, Life Coach, and Meditation Teacher.

  • Shawn Ginwright
    One of the nation’s leading innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development.

  • Yoga Journal
    31 Yoga and Self-Care Resources for Black Yogis (Especially if Social Media Has You Overwhelmed)