Kimi MojicaSangha Builder, Embodiment Teacher
Kimi Mojica is a skilled facilitator, mediator and self-defense instructor guided by a love of experiential learning and martial arts. As a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana meditation for over a decade, her pedagogy is firmly grounded in Buddhist principles of mindfulness and liberation. Kimi is a graduate of the East Bay Meditation Center’s (EBMC) Commit 2 Dharma Leadership Program (2012) and served as Board Chair of EBMC’s Leadership Sangha (2012-2016), playing a critical role in the development of EBMC’s current leadership and organizational structure. Today, Kimi leads an effort to infuse restorative justice practices into circle work for dharma practitioners at EBMC and beyond in addition to teaching empowerment-based self-defense at Hand to Hand Kajukenbo and Self-Defense Center as a radical embodiment practice for all. Kimi holds a Masters degree in Conflict Dispute Resolution from the University of Oregon School of Law and is the Director of Programs at the International House, UC Berkeley.