Fostering Contemplative Life Skills on a College Campus Outside the Classroom

Posted on Jan 9, 2014

A webinar with Helen Damon-Moore, Nancy Vogele, Mark Kutolowski, and Kathleen Moore, Dartmouth College
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Helen Damon-Moore and colleagues at Dartmouth College present their work on developing contemplative programs through a variety of departments and services on their campus. The presenters discuss the challenges and opportunities that arose while implementing these campus-wide programs, and the roles that faculty, staff, and students can play in the process. Helen and her colleagues provide examples of the integration of contemplative practice and learning with community-based learning programs, outdoor education, religious life, student groups, and faculty/staff programs.

Download the webinar slides as a .pdf.


Helen Damon-Moore, Director of Service and Educational Programs, Tucker Foundation for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice, Dartmouth College
Nancy Vogele, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Mark Kutolowski, Outdoor Programs Office, Traditional Wilderness Skills Instructor
Kathleen Moore, Administrative Assistant and Assistant to the Dean of the Tucker Foundation

About the Lead Presenter:

Helen Helen Damon-Moore directs the local, school-based, national, and international service programs at Dartmouth’s Tucker Foundation for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice, and she works with faculty and community partners to create community-based learning courses. She is a practitioner of mindfulness and a convener of mindfulness groups for faculty, staff, and students. Prior to entering academic administration Helen was adjunct professor of women’s studies and education. In her 5 years at Dartmouth she has initiated a mindfulness practice group (called MPG); helped to create a student mindfulness group; brought a number of contemplative practitioners to campus for talks and retreats; incorporated contemplative practice into her own course on gender and activism and consulted with faculty on doing so into their courses; fostered dialogue in Dartmouth’s faculty development center on such practice; and advocated for MBSR with Human Resources and the College’s new affiliated medical practice (not fruitful yet). She learned MBSR at the University of Iowa hospitals and helped to establish classes for health professions students there.

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