Post-Election Day Pause For Students: A Virtual Space for Contemplation, Discussion, and Reflective Listening
The Contemplative Sciences Center and the Department of Religious Studies will host this online community event on Wednesday, November 4, from 1pm to 5pm, with contemplative practices offered every 30 minutes to ground a series of reflective discussions. The event is designed to help UVA students process the stress and turmoil of this election season.
The four-hour time frame will be punctuated by a brief guided meditation or contemplative practice on each hour and half-hour mark. Following each guided practice will be approximately 20-25 minutes of open reflection facilitated by CSC staff and supported by Religious Studies faculty. Students will have a chance to reflect on how they are experiencing this historic moment emotionally and physically in a respectful environment. Emphasis will be placed on learning to bring open awareness to one’s experience during times of uncertainty.
Students may register at any time, even after the event has started. Registered students may drop into any session and stay as long as they like, but we ask that you indicate on the registration page which 30-minute session you intend to join.