Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices. She is an internationally-recognized innovator, storyteller, thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into society. She is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and she recently published her first book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness (Penguin RandomHouse TarcherPerigee: 2019). 

This profile was last updated on December 14, 2020

Mind & Life Connections



Wisdom from Women in Contemplative Research

Brynn Pedrick • March 10, 2022

Topics: Social Change


2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Master Lectures: Social Justice Panel: “From Awareness to Embodied Change: A Conversation Toward Contemplative Justice”

Moderators: Dominique A. Malebranche
Panel: Helen Weng, Oliver Hill, Rhonda Magee, Dominique A. Malebranche

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Self & Other | Social Change



Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Human Relations: From Implicit Biases to Compassion for Strangers

Moderators: Rhonda Magee
Panel: Jim Coan, Hanne De Jaegher, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Rhonda Magee

Topics: Interconnection | Mental Health

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Plenary Workshop What Roles Do Inclusivity and Social Justice Play in Contemplative Science?

Peter Grossenbacher, Rhonda Magee

Topics: Social Change


Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2016 – Keynote – Rhonda Magee

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Education | Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change


Mind & Life Videos

Mindfulness and Racial Bias: Straight Talk with Rhonda Magee JD

Mind and Life Institute • December 8, 2015

Topics: Mindfulness | Social Change


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Pre-Conference Workshop – Teaching for Radical Transformation

Rhonda Magee, Maria Pacheco

Topics: Education | Mindfulness | Social Change