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April CMind Practice Webinar with Rick Chess: “By Heart: A Way of Knowing for This Time”

Posted on Apr 1, 2020

April CMind Practice Webinar with Rick Chess: “By Heart: A Way of Knowing for This Time”

In this webinar, we’ll explore the practice of coming to know something “by heart.” Together, we’ll bring a poem into our hearts. In this time of necessary social distancing, we’ll see what happens when we experience the intimacy of getting close to a few words.

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Cultivating Compassionate Teaching During the Coronavirus

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

Cultivating Compassionate Teaching During the Coronavirus

As educators, COVID-19 presents a particular challenge: having converted our classrooms to online platforms, we now face the task of teaching in a way that is worthy of this historical moment. What challenges and opportunities does the coronavirus pose? How can we best be of service to our students in this time of profound uncertainty and yet demanding need?

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Centered in Blackness: Designing Contemplative Spaces for Black People

Posted on Mar 3, 2020

Centered in Blackness: Designing Contemplative Spaces for Black People

In this webinar, Drs. Chatman and Oliver envision “creating and sustaining contemplative space that centers and flows out of our voices, experiences, and collective wisdom as Black scholar-practitioners. We strongly believe that these spaces are important and affirming for Black people and anyone in the broader community interested in learning about contemplative pedagogy through a Black lens.”

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Fostering Belonging and Intercultural Engagement Through Contemplative Practices

Posted on Feb 5, 2020

Fostering Belonging and Intercultural Engagement Through Contemplative Practices

Dr. Alexia Ferracuti explores the intersections between contemplative practices and intercultural approaches for creating inclusive learning environments, and identify ways in which contemplative practices can serve as means for developing and modeling educators’ self-awareness and capacity for valuing differences among learners and ways of learning.

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Mentoring as a Contemplative Practice in the Academy

Posted on Jan 9, 2020

Mentoring as a Contemplative Practice in the Academy

In this webinar, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde discusses how contemplative practices can assist students, faculty, and staff in doing reflective work that will lead them to mentoring relationships – in all areas of life – that encourage balance, community, appreciation of culture, and academic success.

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