radical bodhicitta is the awakened heart and mind of justice, liberation and transformative healing.
it is the commitment to plant, water, and cultivate the seeds of skillful understanding and compassionate action that support our capacity:
to face the realities of bigotry, hate, oppression and white supremacy;
to tend to our suffering from the root causes and continuous traumatic impact of injustice and oppression;
to center our healing, transformation, and wholeness;
to nourish and sustain our well-being.
it is the energy that i lead with, value and wish to protect.
it is the energy that crowns, centers, roots and leads me.
— tara scott-miller, founder + facilitator
Tara Scott-Miller is the founder + facilitator of 3 Jewels Yoga — a Zen-centered contemplative community of refuge, resistance + resilience established in 2011. A graduate of New York University, Tara bridges her interests in cognition and behavior to the spiritual foundations of mindfulness to curate transformative sacred space dedicated to cultivating practices of justice, liberation, and healing. In her 14 years of teaching embodied awareness practices, Tara has hosted community-based dialogues on faith, mental health and intersectional identity for MSU’s Project 60/50; presented healing justice sessions at the Allied Media Conference; led Quaker and Buddhist communities through her intensive inquiry and discernment model for justice; co-facilitated workshops on health equity and social justice for a local public health organization; help to seed the first Transformative Justice cohort in her community; and continues to develop her knowledge, capacity and skills in service of intersectional justice and abolitionist teaching.
In September 2019, Tara was recruited to join The Firecracker Foundation — bringing her spirit of “radical bodhicitta” to the organization’s mission to build a community invested in the wholeness and holistic healing of children and teens who are survivors of sexual trauma and gender-based violence(s).