Contemplative Retreats for Educators

Walking Meditation at the 2011 Retreat for Educators

 

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Day-long retreats held by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society offer higher education professionals (faculty, staff, administrators), undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to cultivate a sense of clarity, meaning, and purpose as the basis for engaged action in their work and education. Throughout the day, we explore a variety of contemplative practices. Participants will have opportunities to connect with one another and become part of a community committed to contemplative practices in higher education. Participants with any degree of familiarity with contemplative and reflective practices are encouraged to attend.

 

Past Retreats:

Retreat for Educators: Contemplative Practices in Teaching and Learning Saturday, March 28, 2015 Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT with Shalini Bahl and Daniel Barbezat
Contemplative Retreat for Educators: A Day of Practice Saturday, May 3, 2014 Friends Meeting of Washington, Washington, DC with Paul Wapner and Nicole Salimbene
Contemplative One-Day Retreat for Educators: Mindfulness, Lovingkindness, and Simple Yoga Saturday, February 22, 2014 Amherst College, Amherst, MA with Mirabai Bush and Anna Neiman Passalacqua
November 18 – 21, 2012 Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY With Mirabai Bush, Paul Wapner, and Anna Neiman Passalacqua Read the report (.pdf)
November 17 – 20, 2011 Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY With Mirabai Bush, Arthur Zajonc, and Anna Neiman Passalacqua Read the report (.pdf)
November 11 – 14, 2010 Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY With Mirabai Bush, Arthur Zajonc, and Sunanda Markus Read the report (.pdf)
November 12 – 15, 2009 Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, CA With Mirabai Bush and Arthur Zajonc Read the report (.pdf)
November 13-16, 2008 Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY With Mirabai Bush, Arthur Zajonc, and Sunanda Markus Read the report (.pdf)

Dialog at an Academic Retreat

“The Center is a great guide to developing contemplative practices. ‘Poetry and Meditation,’ the experimental course I taught in Spring 2000 at West Point as a Fellow of the Center, changed much of what I thought I knew about teaching and learning, and by doing that, changed my life.”

— Marilyn Nelson, chancellor, Academy of American Poets; author, A Wreath for Emmett Till and Carver: A Life in Poems