Winter Break Reading Group: Contemplative Practices in Higher Education



Winter Break Reading Group: Contemplative Practices in Higher Education


Wed., Jan 22 2020 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence Library, Hotel D, East Range

Join us for a discussion of the book Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bush (authors will not be present). This book provides a gentle introduction to how contemplative practices are being used in various university classrooms across disciplines and programs and will be particularly interesting to new-comers to contemplative pedagogy.

Free and open to the public. To help us prepare for the event, registration is requested. Register here
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Facilitator: Karolyn Kinane

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Contemplative Practices in Higher Education represents an instant classic in a growing movement that promises to bring greater depth, resonance, and engagement to college students’ learning experience. Dan Barbezat and Mirabai Bush document a stunning array of contemplative applications, revealing a robust and innovative field of pedagogy.”
―Daniel Goleman, author, Emotional Intelligence

“In this book, Dan and Mirabai do an excellent job in demonstrating how these transformative contemplative practices can be sensitively introduced to academia. I didn’t develop contemplative practices until I was middle aged. I wish I had had such practices in my college days.”
— Ram Dass, teacher and author, Be Here Now