Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, eco-spiritual thought leader, mindfulness teacher and justice advocate working at the intersection of social and financial justice and planetary healing. Konda was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism in 1982. Her love for Vipassana began in 1996, working with Jack Kornfield at the Vallecitos Retreat Center. She has taught at Spirit Rock since 1997, starting as a yoga teacher. Konda’s dharma training includes the East Bay Meditation Center Commit to Dharma program, Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader and she is a recent graduate of the 2020 Spirit Rock Teacher Training program. Konda teaches daylongs, retreats and workshops.
In addition to her spiritual pursuits, Konda is a social entrepreneur, the Founder/President of two nonprofits working at the intersection of social, financial and climate justice. Her work centers conversations at the Intersection of Land, Race, Money and Spirit. She is passionate about reversing the harm the extractive financial system has had on all living systems, and the harm of racism in America. Her work with RUNWAY and the founding of Jubilee Justice, Inc. and Potlikker Capital encapsulates the restorative work she does with Black urban entrepreneurs and Black rural farmers, respectively. She is driven by her desire to witness a world that is environmentally regenerative, spiritually fulfilling, socially just and economically equitable. You can subscribe to her podcast “The Brown Rice Hour” on the Be Here Now Network.
In 2019 Konda was nominated as one of the Top 35 World-Changing Women in Conscious Business, a list of courageous female-identifying game-changers paving the way for positive global impact. In the same year, Konda was selected to give the commencement address for Presidio Business School in San Francisco and was awarded an Honorary MBA.
Konda sits on the Boards of Directors of On Being with Krista Tippett, Lion’s Roar Publications, Paul Hawken’s One Generation, the Historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis, TN and is a Trustee at Mills College in Oakland, CA.