Webinar: Contemplative Science and Practice Through a Healing-Centered Perspective

Posted on Jul 11, 2020

The July 2020 Contemplative Practice Webinar:

Contemplative Science and Practice Through a Healing-Centered Perspective

Contemplative Science and Practice Through a Healing-Centered Perspective

Presented by
Dr. Angel Acosta
Broadcast live on Friday, July 31st
3pm EDT (12pm PDT)

Over the last century, particular movements in the field of education have moved toward restorative, holistic, trauma-informed, and mindfulness-based approaches to instruction and educational research. This webinar explores the rise of a restorative and healing-centered paradigm in education, while also examining the connections between this larger movement to contemplative science, pedagogy and practice. With the eruption of protests in response to police brutality and the enduring legacy of racialized inequality in the U.S., collective trauma and grief have become incessant. In addition, the ways in which the COVID-19 has ravaged the world has revealed our fragility and interconnectedness. This webinar invites participants to reflect on how we can harness the power of contemplative science and practice to better understand community care and collective healing.

About the Presenter

Angel AcostaFor the last decade, Dr. Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. He completed his doctorate in curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Angel has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.

After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Angel began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing, to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. He continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others. Over the last couple of years, he has designed the Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Experience–a contemplative journey to understand structural inequality. He’s a proud member of the 400 Years of Inequality Project, based at the New School. He is also the Creative Director at the NYC Healing Collective, a community initiative amplifying people and insights at the intersection of healing, wellness and societal transformation.

About CMind Webinars

CMind’s Contemplative Practice Webinars allow you to view a live presentation online; you can listen to the presenter over your computer speakers, headphones, or VOIP headset, or by dialing into the audio with your phone. Questions and comments may be submitted to the presenters during the webinar. We record the webinars, share the link to the recording with registrants, and archive the recording on this webpage.

Our practice webinars are free, but made possible with donations from supporters like you. Please consider making a $10 suggested donation to CMind to help us grow our programs!


  1. Is this webinar recorded and available for viewing?

    • Hi Mira! Yes, I just added it to this page. My apologies, I had added it to the webinar archive but not this individual post. Thank you!

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