Mark Tercek: Slowing the Mind to Speed Up Progress

The registration is now closed since we have more people than the max capacity of the venue. If you haven't been able to register online for this event you are still able to attend. You will be welcomed into the auditorium after those that pre-registered for today's event that starts at 4:30 pm. We are also recording this talk, and will post the video in a week or so on our Youtube Channel:

What is Contemplative Learning?

The University of Virginia remains committed to educating the whole student as future citizens in the tradition of liberal education. To prepare students to meet the challenges facing society, to better our University’s ability to fulfill the high ideals of public education and its commitment to liberal education, to engage and teach students to the best of our abilities and in line with best practices, the Resilient Student Initiative aims to educate the whole student so that they may find life long success and wellness in their careers and personal lives.

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CLEMONS CONTEMPLATIVE ROOM 220 - Fall 2018 Classes Announced

FALL BREAK: Clemons Room 220 classes will not meet:
November 21-25; and
December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019.

Classes follow the UVA schedule: Unless otherwise noted, all classes will meet weekly beginning the week of September 4 - December 7, 2018.

The Fall 2018 schedule of classes brings new sessions including Mindful Recharge, Yoga for Focus, two beginner series, and much, much more!

Speaking Their Language: The Power of Contemplative Practices in the University Classroom

Over the course of her 18 years in the University of Virginia’s Spanish department and particularly in her primary role of training graduate student teachers in the Ph.D. program, Emily Scida had seen plenty of stress among her student population. Yet while she found extensive research on the effects of incorporating mindfulness practices among the K-12 teacher population, very little attention had been paid to graduate students heading into faculty positions in higher education.

Student Flourishing Initiative: Tools for School and Life

April 5, 2018 by John Kelly
The greatest challenges faced by today's college students will likely have little to do with tests, papers or presentations. According to many experts, the combination of external and internal stressors affecting these students is without precedent—and growing pressure to succeed is often stoked by factors such as family financial pressures and social stresses magnified by social media.


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