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Under the leadership of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, colleges and universities nationwide have integrated contemplative practices into a variety of their courses—from literature to physics to architecture. These practices include yoga, contemplative reading and writing, mindful listening, and other practices that cultivate compassion and mindfulness.
As a result, schools report that students are showing an increased sense of personal and professional integration, as well as improvements in cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills. In the digital, wired world of today’s teenagers and 20-somethings, this is a remarkable feat.
Through presentations, demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions, four leading experts in the field introduce contemplative practices, review the related neuroscience research on meditation and learning, give examples of successful courses, and engage us in thinking about the role of contemplation in our own work.
Educators, staff, and administrators working within all aspects of higher education are invited to learn about how contemplative practices create educational environments that support engaged learning and personal and social transformation, and consider how these practices might be integrated into their unique institutional settings.
Apply for the 2014 Contemplative Practice in Higher Education scholarship now.
Supported in part by :
an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation