Sitting Down While Locked Up - Meditation in L.A. County Jails (Eagle Rock)

with Kate Summers & John MacAdams

April 21st (2018)

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  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $20.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041
Suggested donations.
The Social Action Group is proud to host Shambhala Los Angeles members Kate Summers and John MacAdams in a talk about their work as Buddhist chaplains/meditation instructors in the LA Country Sheriff’s Department Jail System.  Please join us to learn about this important outreach work by members of our community.  
Kate Summers has been a Shambhalian since 2010. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she worked for the LA County Department of Mental Health. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered inside the LA County jails on behalf of the ACLU and, since 2012, as a Buddhist chaplain.  She is also a qigong instructor authorized by Eva Wong.
John MacAdams has been a student and practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism since 1982.  He teaches Mindfulness Awareness Meditation and is an Assistant Director for Shambhala Training.   In 2013, John began as a volunteer in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Men’s Central Jail (MCJ), where he provides individual and group mindfulness meditation instruction and support to inmates from a variety of religious faiths. In 2015 he gratefully accepted the position of Senior Buddhist Chaplain for MCJ.  John worked 25 years in the film business and, as a life long musician, spent a decade touring with his wife and good friends in CRAICMORE, a Celtic music group.

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