Program Details

Radical Responsibility: Mindfulness for Personal and Social Transformation


with Fleet Maull
June 14 / 7:00 PM - June 16 / 4:00 PM

A Special Weekend Program - Radical Responsibility: Mindfulness for Personal and Social Transformation


Discounted Early Bird registration is available until June 1st


During this intensive weekend retreat, we will learn and practice mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI) skills for enhancing self-regulation, building personal resilience, creating authentic relationships and building community. In a safe and supportive environment, we will examine the ways in which fear and survival-based habitual patterns get in the way of realizing happiness and fulfillment in our relationships, careers, and life altogether. We will explore simple yet powerful tools for connecting with our innate goodness and wisdom, allowing us to shift self-limiting habitual patterns and create the life we want.


We all have internalized a great deal of shame and trauma in our lives, some of us more so than others. It is part of the culture and rather inescapable. The same fear-based patterns that get in our way personally are also creating more inequity, suffering, shame, and trauma for everyone, especially those less privileged and marginalized in our society. These individual and collective fear and shame-based patterns are also causing unprecedented environmental damage and peril.


Radical Responsibility is about getting in a leadership position with our self in order to optimize the value and contributions we bring to relationship, community and our world altogether.


This weekend program is based on Acharya Maull’s work in the areas of social activism, prison work and Dharma, as well as his newest book Radical Responsibility. Please visit the book website to learn more about it. Signed copies of the book will be available at the Portland Shambhala Center book store; those registered for the class can purchase the book at a 10% discount. We expect them in by the end of May (the book has not been released yet).


Participants will have the opportunity to make a heart offering which goes directly to Acharya Maull, in addition to the program fee.

Generosity Policy:


Our Generosity Policy expresses our commitment to make our programs available to all regardless of what one can pay. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.You can find out more on our website.


We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door; please make arrangements at least two days prior to the start of class.



Acharya Fleet Maull, PhD is a senior Shambhala lineage Dharma teacher and social activist working for peace & justice, criminal justice reform and social transformation. He is a pioneer and thought leader in the mainstream mindfulness movement, who founded Prison Mindfulness Institute, Engaged Mindfulness Institute and the Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety. He is also a Roshi and successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman in the Zen Peacemaker Order and leads bearing witness retreats and street retreats in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Acharya Maull is an end of life care educator who founded National Prison Hospice Association and co-founded the Upaya Institute's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training. He is the author of Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull and the forthcoming (Sounds True, 2019) Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good.

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