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The Reservoir
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The Reservoir

Reflections, contemplative practices & announcements from CMind:

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Digital Proverbs for Responsible Citizens (Lockdown Edition)

April 17, 2020

Kevin Healy discusses “Ethics and Religion in the Age of Social Media: Digital Proverbs for Responsible Citizens” and how he uses it in his classes within the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Summer Session Update

April 17, 2020

Based on the current status of the global pandemic and the ever-changing landscape of our lives we have decided to shift the 2020 Summer Session to an online offering.

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

April 1, 2020

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

March 30, 2020

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

March 3, 2020

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

February 5, 2020

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

January 9, 2020

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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Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality

November 19, 2019

Angel Acosta discusses how using a 4ft x 20ft timeline as a contemplative learning tool supports participants with deepening their understanding of entrenched racial and socio-economic inequality in the United States.

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2019 Mindful Education Summit starts October 16th

October 15, 2019

Starting this Wednesday, October 16th, 35 researchers and educators will offer 5 days of resources on mindfulness in US schools at the free, online Mindful Education Summit.

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Working with Fear and Resistance when Fostering Contemplative Space

September 3, 2019

Fostering contemplative spaces in academic settings is often limited by the fear and resistance educators, students, and administrators face. This webinar will help prepare participants to utilize contemplative practices to work with fear and resistance in themselves, students, management, and systems.

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