The 2012 ACMHE Conference

Posted on Jun 6, 2012

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education’s 4th Annual Conference:

Contemplative Approaches in the Diverse Academic Community:
Inquiry, Connection, Creativity, and Insight

September 21 – 23, 2012
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
$252 – $405 (ACMHE members receive a $50 registration discount)

Learn more and register at acmheconference.org.

The fourth annual conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education will explore the many ways that contemplative practices serve teaching, learning and knowing in higher education.

This year’s conference theme is “Contemplative Approaches in the Diverse Academic Community: Inquiry, Connection, Creativity, and Insight.” Everyone sits in a different place, yet we are all inextricably connected. Bringing the benefits of contemplative education to greater numbers of students asks us to honor wider and more diverse cultural contexts. Contemplative practices invite us to expand our capacity to commune with others in concrete, lived experience, all the while sensing into the inter-connectedness of each and everyone with whom we share the earth. Are we listening closely enough to those with whom we speak, and are we fully aware of the contexts into which we are speaking? And, what practices assist us in attending both to the diversity of situated reality and to the reality of our shared existence in the world?

Contributed sessions, a poster session, plenary speakers and panels and will present research and support the exchange of ideas. Practice sessions will be offered to support the development of contemplative awareness and the community of contemplative educators. Rhonda V. Magee, Professor of Law, San Francisco University, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, September 21 at 8:00 pm.

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