BEYOND PRISON: Stories of Transformation from the Inside
Mar09

BEYOND PRISON: Stories of Transformation from the Inside

Beyond Prison, an immersive collection of documentary stories curated by Kalliopeia Foundation, offers a multimedia experience of the emerging field of transformative prison programming. While efforts are underway to redress a broken US prison system, the stories in Beyond Prison explore seven innovative program models – including the MBA Project – working right now to restore human dignity to the prison experience, and...

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Jennie Powe Runde on “Consciously Speaking”
Feb18

Jennie Powe Runde on “Consciously Speaking”

In her interview with Michael Neeley from Consciously Speaking podcast, Clinical Program Director Jennie Powe Runde discussed the MBA Project’s trauma-informed approach, future program goals, and the value of simply taking a deep breath. When asked about the most rewarding part of her work, Jennie replied: “The beauty of this work, part of the reason I love it, is that we are encountering people at the most vulnerable...

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MBA’s Blog on The Huffington Post
May28

MBA’s Blog on The Huffington Post

Shouldn’t Incarcerated Youth Benefit From Mindfulness Too? The first time I visited juvenile hall, I really did not know what to expect. Images of Hollywood portrayed gang members scrolled through my mind. Dozens of young men, mostly men of color, stared at me and my colleagues–medical student volunteers who were coming to teach health education. They approached me with as much trepidation as I approached them. One young...

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Podcast: MBA Executive Director Roger Miller on “Consciously Speaking”
Mar05

Podcast: MBA Executive Director Roger Miller on “Consciously Speaking”

Michael Neeley from the Consciously Speaking Podcast interviewed MBA Project Executive Director Roger Miller for the 3/4/2015 show about the principles underlying MBA’s work, the subtlety of working in mindful ways with high-risk youth and the key elements of...

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Risk the Mess: MBA featured in Shambhala Times
Nov30

Risk the Mess: MBA featured in Shambhala Times

Risk the Mess Post a Comment November 30, 2014 – 12:07 am | Permalink | What don’t I know in this moment? Report from Northern California by Leslie Gossett, Shambhala Times Regional Reporter Of all the gems I could have gleaned from the day-long gathering, this was the one that landed in my heart with the most vibrance. The day was full of small truths like this one. A few words that spoke to something deeper. An encouragement to risk...

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Podcast: MBA Project on Empowering Youth through Mindfulness
Jul23

Podcast: MBA Project on Empowering Youth through Mindfulness

On July 2, 2014, MBA Project’s Clinical Services Director Sam Himelstein and Senior Instructor Micah Anderson spoke to Renaissance Podcast about the history and structure of MBA, their own spiritual journeys, and the importance of mindfulness training to empower at-risk youth. Click here to listen to the...

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