Konda Mason

Konda Mason is a mindfulness teacher, social entrepreneur, and climate and social justice activist. She was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism in 1982 and became a student of Lama Zopa. Her love for vipassana began in 1996, working with Jack Kornfield at the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. Konda has taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 1997, starting out teaching Kripalu yoga. She has been on the Mentor Leadership Team of The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and co-created its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility curriculum. Konda’s dharma training includes the East Bay Meditation Center Commit to Dharma program, the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders program, and the Spirit Rock Teacher Training program. In addition to her spiritual pursuits, Konda is the founder and president of Jubilee Justice, a nonprofit committed to ending rural racism. Currently living in Louisiana, she has turned her efforts toward bringing justice to Black farming communities. Konda sits on the Board of Directors of Krista Tippett’s On Being Studios, RSF Social Finance, Lion’s Roar magazine, and the Historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis, Tennessee.