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Former drug runner, transformed by Buddhism, to teach leadership in Pittsburgh

Written by Ann Rodgers on .

Fleet Maull, a former drug smuggler whose life was transformed through Buddhist meditation and who now heads a Buddhist prison outreach, will speak in Pittsburgh July 26-28, 2013 -- but the early registration deadline is tomorrow, June 20.
Mr. Maull will lead a weekend leadership program called Radical Responsibility & Awakened Leadership. It includes lectures, discussion and “exercises in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI)” as well as effective communication and leadership skill building. The workshop is open to anyone interested in exercising better leadership, not just those engaged in Buddhist practices.
Mr. Maull served 14 years in a federal prison, where his life was transformed through Zen meditation. He began teaching while still in prison and has founded organizations to advocate for prison reform, provide books to prisoners and care for dying prisoners. His organizations include Prison Dharma Network, Peacemaker Institute, National Prison Hospice Organization, the Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat and the Center for Contemplative End of Life Care.
He travels widely to bring many of the principles that changed his life to people who have never seen the inside of a prison. He is a senior teacher in the international Shambhala Buddhist Community, the Zen Peacemaker Community and a certified trainer with Partners in Leadership, New Line Consulting, Peacemaker Institute and the Center for Council Training.
Pricing is on a tiered scale with a generosity policy to accommodate those with limited funds. (Early registration by June 20: $165 Patron Level, $130 Sustaining Level, $85 Supporting Level. After June 20, the fees are $220 Patron; $175 Sustaining; $115 Supporting.)
This event is co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center and NASW–PA. Fifteen continuing education credits are available for social workers, family and marriage therapists, and licensed professional counselors.
For further information:
www.pittsburgh.shambhala.org/programs, 412 345-1759.

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