Scholar Talk | Radhule Weininger: Mindfulness and Meditation

Why practice mindfulness in the museum? What do art and meditation have in common? Mindfulness and Compassion practices allow us to open our hearts and minds. Following a brief tour through the exhibition guided by museum staff, Radhule Weininger MD, PhD, will speak about the importance to find balance and tranquility within ourselves to be fully and creatively engaged in our lives and the world.

Radhule Weininger, MD, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and teacher of meditation and applied mindfulness practice, had been the resident teacher of mindfulness practice at the La Casa de Maria Retreat Center for 17 years. Radhule is mentored by Jack Kornfield in her teaching and by Joanna Macy in her interest in Engaged Buddhism. With her husband Michael Kearney, MD, she founded the non-profit Mindful Heart Programs, and directs Kind MindSB, a program that provides mindfulness meditation in several Santa Barbara schools. Besides regular weekly meditation groups, she organizes the Solidarity and Compassion town hall meeting. Heartwork: The Path of Self-compassion, with a foreword by Jack Kornfield, was published in 2017. For more information visit,, and

Radhule is also currently teaching a two-year mindfulness and compassion facilitator training at UCSB as well as a one-year mindfulness and compassion teacher training through Mindful Heart Programs. She continues to teach 4 residential retreats and various other weekend workshops as well as a one-year facilitator training program through her non-profit Mindful Heart Programs.

Since 2003, Radhule has presented at numerous national conferences and seminars, including the Contemplative Care Conference organized by the New York Zen Center at the Garrison Institute, the UCSF Palliative Care team, as well as internationally, in Ireland, Canada, Austria, and Japan. Known for her work in bridging Buddhist and Western psychology, she continues to receive invitations to speak at conferences worldwide. 

  • December 4, 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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