Program Details

Radical Responsibility & Awakened Leadership: Community Engagement Practices for Creating Enlightened Society

with Fleet Maull
August 23 / 7:00 PM - August 25 / 6:00 PM

LOCATION: 1601 West Taylor. The building is identified as "1601-1609 West Taylor". It is set back a bit from the sidewalk with planters out front between Paulina and Ashland on West Taylor. The room is on the first floor at the back of the building.

There is a parking garage across the street between Paulina and Marshfield. The entrance is on Paulina just west of Taylor.  

Radical Responsibility is the title of a forthcoming book by senior meditation teacher Fleet Maull. It is an approach to realizing personal freedom and creating authentic relationships. It is based on the choice to take 100% responsibility or ownership not only for what we create in life but also for whatever just occurs.

In this provocative weekend program, Fleet will draw clear distinctions between genuine responsibility and the shame-based blaming that dominates our culture. He will challenge the audience to look at the ways we give our power and freedom away and compromise our authenticity in everyday life.

The training will include mindfulness meditation instruction, experiential exercises, dyad work, and small group discussions. Participants will be introduced to an integrated set of transformative communication, leadership, and community building skills.

This weekend is ideally suited, but not limited to for community leaders and activists, teachers, social service professionals, business and nonprofit leaders, consultants and organizational change agents. 

Fleet Maull has been developing and leading innovative trainings in integral, transformative and mindfulness-based approaches to effective communication, authentic leadership, team building and organizational and social change for the past 25 years. He is an author and the founder of the Prison Dharma Network, National Prison Hospice Association, Peacemaker Institute, and the Center for Contemplative End of Life Care Programs at Naropa University, where he served on the faculty for over 10 years.

17 NASW CEU credits will be offered for completing the program. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886636244-2046) for 17 Social Work continuing education contact hours

CEUs will also be awarded for LCPC (LPC), LCSW (LSW), NASP and LMFT.


For those who only wish to attend the talk on Friday, the fee is $20.  You can register for Friday's talk here.


More About Acharya Fleet Maull

Fleet founded Prison Dharma Network in 1989, National Prison Hospice Association in 1991, Peacemaker Institute in 2001, and the Center for Contemplative End of Life Care Programs at Naropa University in 2003.  He served on the Naropa University faculty from 1999 to 2009, teaching courses in psychology, meditation, and socially engaged buddhism.  He also serves as senior faculty with the Upaya Institute’s (Santa Fe, NM)Being with Dying program and co-director of the Upaya Institute’s Chaplaincy Training Program.   

Fleet is also a Dharma successor of Zen master and social entrepreneur, Roshi Bernie Glassman, and a fully empowered teacher or Sensei and senior priest in the Zen Peacemaker Sangha and the Soto Zen lineage of Maezumi Roshi.  As a Zen peacemaker, Fleet serves as a spirit holder of the annual Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland and leads street retreats and other bearing witness retreats.

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