Rashid Hughes

Rashid Hughes

Rashid Hughes (he/him) is a native of Richmond. He is a proud graduate of the Howard University Department of Music and the Howard University School of Divinity. Rashid is a certified Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher and a Restorative Justice Facilitator in Washington DC. In 2019, Rashid co-founded the Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community, a Mindfulness Community in Washington, DC that is dedicated to inspiring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to live with love and courage. In 2020, he was selected to be an Affiliate Teacher for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. and he was also invited to be a teacher of the Presence Collective. In 2021, Rashid created the Four Pillars of R.E.S.T., a non-dual contemplative practice that offers four simple but direct pointers for practitioners to connect with the natural clarity of mind with ease. Rashid’s devotion to truth and compassion leads him to teach faith-based and non-religious audiences, including secular Mindfulness Communities, Buddhist Sanghas, and the Black Church. The teachings of James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane are deep sources of inspiration and hope for Rashid. Rashid is devoted to helping all people achieve fulfillment through radical honesty and self-compassion. You can find more information about Rashid at www.rashidhughes.com

Recent Articles

Working with Loneliness on the Contemplative Path

Rashid Hughes explores the importance of listening to loneliness and leaning into social intimacy when engaging in contemplative practice.

What to Do When Aggression Masquerades as Compassion

Rashid Hughes shares how mindfulness helps us discern if our compassion is actually aggression.