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- ACMHE Webinar: Using Contemplative Practices to Promote Well-Being and Social Justice Awareness
EmailPrintMichelle Chatman shares contemplative practices used in sociology and anthropology classes to deepen student learning, enhance well-being, and inspire a commitment to social justice.
- Fostering Contemplative Life Skills on a College Campus Outside the Classroom
EmailPrintHelen Damon-Moore and colleagues at Dartmouth College present their work on developing contemplative programs through a variety of departments and services on their campus.
- Implementing a New Contemplative Pedagogy Faculty Development Program
EmailPrintDr. David Lee Keiser and Julie Dalley present their work on developing and implementing a new contemplative pedagogy faculty fellowship at Montclair State University.
- Improvisation, Meditation, and Integral Theory: New Horizons in Contemplative Education
EmailPrintThis webinar presents core ideas from Prof. Sarath’s new book, Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness: Jazz as Integral Template for Music, Education, and Society (SUNY/Albany, 2013).
- Practice: The Core of Contemplative Education
EmailPrintMirabai Bush introduces a range of practices that have been integrated into courses across the curriculum and addresses the relationship between personal experience with contemplative, introspective practice and bringing a contemplative approach to one’s professional role.
- The Blue Pearl: A Research Report on Teaching Mindfulness Practices to College Students
EmailPrintThis webinar describes the results of Prof. Deborah J. Haynes’s research with undergraduate students on the efficacy of and their experiences with contemplative pedagogy. Her presentation focuses on conceptual issues raised by her formal human-subject research with students over three years–research that included qualitative feedback from them through narrative exercises and journals, a series of ...
- Listening to Our Eyes: Seeing as Meditation
EmailPrintThis webinar, presented by Bradford C. Grant, Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Design at Howard University, is an exploration of meditative exercises using seeing and drawing and the use of physical and visual environments as a means for understanding and contemplation.
- Wanting: Teaching Economics as Contemplative Inquiry
EmailPrintA webinar with Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics, Amherst College. Prof. Barbezat discusses contemplative pedagogy and the use of introspective exercises in his course, “Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness.” First-person exercises on this subject are especially poignant for students, as they can directly discover the impact of their own wanting and how it affects ...
- The Mindful Teacher
EmailPrintA webinar with Steven Emmanuel, Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Wesleyan College. In discussions about contemplative pedagogy a great deal of attention has been devoted to practical applications of mindfulness in the classroom (what we might call “mindfulness-based pedagogy”). The tendency in this approach is to view mindfulness as a type of technology that can be ...
- Legal Education as Contemplative, Multicultural Inquiry
EmailPrintA webinar with Rhonda Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. This webinar examined how we can better develop the cognitive, personal and interpersonal skills necessary to identify and effectively dismantle structures of privilege and subordination in our midst. How can we better learn, work and thrive together in diverse communities as ...
- The Neuroscience of Somatic Attention: a key to unlocking a foundational contemplative practice for educators
EmailPrintA webinar with Dr. Catherine Kerr, Department of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine and Brown Contemplative Studies Initiative, Brown University. Somatic Attention can be a foundational practice for educators. Empathy, “gut sense,” and improved attention skills are all enhanced by somatic attention practice, especially the somatic attentional components of mindfulness meditation. ...
- Sentipensante Pedagogy and Contemplative Practice
EmailPrintPresented by Laura Rendon, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Vijay Kanagala, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas-San Antonio. Sentipensante pedagogy offers a transformative vision of education that emphasizes the harmonic, complementary relationship between the sentir of intuition and the pensar of intellect and scholarship; between teaching and learning; between formal knowledge and wisdom; and between Western and non-Western ...
- Contemplative Pedagogies in Geosciences
EmailPrintJill Schneiderman, Professor of Earth Science, Vassar College, gives examples of different types of contemplative practices that she has used in a variety of geoscience courses. Earth science content that has proven suitable for illumination with contemplative techniques includes geologic time, chemical and physical weathering, and characteristics for distinguishing different mineral groups.
- Cultivating the Executive Mind: Is Mindfulness the Key to 21st Century Economic Survival?
EmailPrintA webinar with Jeremy Hunter, Assistant Professor, The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. Peter Drucker, the founder of the discipline of modern management, asserted that making knowledge workers productive was the key to economic survival for the developed economies. Though knowledge workers use their minds to make a living, are they ...
- Integrating Trial Advocacy and Mindfulness Theory & Practice
EmailPrintA webinar with David M. Zlotnick, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law. Sponsored by a fellowship from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Professor Zlotnick created a course that explored the potential for mindfulness theory and practice to help aspiring lawyers make a career in trial work more humane and sustainable. ...
- The Contemplative Spirituality of Toni Morrison
EmailPrintA webinar with Linda-Susan Beard,Associate Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College Lectio divina is an ancient Christian monastic practice associated with more than 1500 years of Benedictine prayer and preparation for prayer. It moves “reading” beyond the search for knowledge to an attentive and interactive appreciation for what rests beneath the text and in our own ...
- Contemplative Activism: Meditations Adapted From Tibet to Empower Service and Action
- Architecti et usus meditatio: Vitruvian Echoes in Contemplative Practice
- Contemplative Pedagogy and Deep Listening
- Contemplative Neuroscience
- No Time to Think: The American University and its (Anti-) Contemplative Roots
- Contemplative Arts and Society
- Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self and Planet
- Visualizing Contemplation
- Contemplative Practice in the Science Classroom: Practical approaches to the impractical / Impractical approaches to the practical
- Mindful Shopping: How Smart Consumption Can Benefit Beings