A Question from Caverly Morgan
It can be extraordinarily powerful for a person to realize that they are not their thoughts, that they are not limited to this body/mind, that they are inherently free. This teaching, if not administered skillfully, can also leave people feeling as though their experiences of oppression are invisible — equivalent to the philosophical approach of ‘colorblindness.’ How can we continually refine our skill of holding the absolute, the clear recognition of oneness and the illusory creation of identity, while addressing the relative? How can we fully embody that, in actuality, there is no duality between the relative and the absolute realms of existence?
Caverly Morgan, Peace in Schools
Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, change-maker, nonprofit leader and public speaker. She is the Founder, Executive Director and Head Teacher of Peace in Schools--the nation's first for-credit mindfulness class as a secular program in high schools pioneering new depths in mindfulness education, based in Portland, Oregon. Caverly blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach. Her personal mindfulness practice began in 1995 and has included eight years spent in a silent monastery. She has been teaching contemplative practice since 2001 with the aim of igniting personal transformation and collective awakening.
Prior to her pioneering efforts with Peace in Schools, Caverly formerly worked for nonprofits serving people with special needs. An artist and educator, she brings insight, passion, warmth and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages and experience levels. Caverly speaks publicly at conferences on topics including contemplative practice, social entrepreneurship, authentic leadership, and mindfulness education, and has been featured in publications such as Mindful Magazine and The New York Times. Caverly leads meditation retreats, workshops, and classes around the United States. She offers personal consultations in-person and on Skype. She is dedicated to actualizing possibility, serving love, and embodying the truth of interconnection.