The Mindfulness Allies Project (MAP) originated in my Master of Divinity thesis, and is a model to partner meditation teachers and centers with community organizations serving under-resourced
populations, particularly in relation to race and class. For the two pilot years, I taught a summer mindfulness series at a community center serving
low-income residents. Classes were free, as was childcare during and dinners afterward. Feedback was highly positive. I have presented on MAP at
Oxford University, Harvard Divinity School, and the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.