Oscar Medina

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Oscar Medina

Oscar Paul Medina is a visionary leader that is integrating the fields of consciousness and healing with community and restorative justice work.

Born in East LA, and raised in the Mojave Desert where he began exploring the hidden life of LA street culture along with the world’s mystic and artistic traditions. His early devotion was to the creative process of poetry; a response to the tense conflicts in family, society and religion. He moved to the Bay Area to pursue his calling as a poet and writer, and engaged in a long battle with trauma and addiction, which led to a inner journey of spiritual healing.

In 2014, a calling to be of service in community coincided with an invitation to become a Dalai Lama Fellow. He created a garden where low-income communities could get free local organic food, along with access to healing modalities. Later that year, Mindful Garden Collective in Oakland was born, and has now fed thousands of families with local organic food, and hosted community events centered on meditation, yoga, and social ecology.

In 2015, Oscar was invited to bring meditation and healing to a population he knew intimately from his own life: incarcerated youth. This work in prisons transformed his experience of healing, trauma, and restorative justice which led to a deep study of rites-of passage in nature and somatic therapeutic modalities. The integration of these experiences anchored in him a deep commitment to expand this work to Spanish speaking populations, diverse youth, and those individuals who serve these communities.

Oscar is currently a meditation teacher and trainer at Mind Body Awareness Project and Mindful Life. He has spoken at UC Berkeley and Google on the intersection between consciousness and social impact work. He holds a private practice as a meditation teacher and somatic facilitator, where he guides individuals and communities to awaken to their wholeness and service in the world.

Follow the golden thread from the heart of Consciousness to your Self.