Please note programming changes due to COVID-19. We have also announced online classes. View those updates here.


Rotunda for CSC Series

Programming Updates — COVID-19

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Contemplative Commons Building Announced

The Contemplative Commons embodies a new model of higher education at the University of Virginia that is based upon immersive, experiential, and participatory modes of deep learning that facilitate student flourishing.

2020 Dalai Lama Fellows Application Released

Dalai Lama Fellows cultivates and supports a global movement of next generation leaders integrating contemplative work with social innovation to solve global challenges in locally adapted ways to promote human flourishing.

Contemplative Academic Classes  — Spring 2020

View a curated list of UVA academic courses that promote flourishing and embody contemplative themes. 

Dalai Lama Fellows Video

In the fall of 2018, the Contemplative Sciences Center assumed leadership of Dalai Lama Fellows.

Contemplative Sciences Center Assumes Leadership of Dalai Lama Fellows

The Contemplative Sciences Center recently assumed responsibility for one of the world’s most unique and innovative leadership initiatives

Fall 2018 Contemplative Practice Rotunda Series Announced

Save the dates for experiential sessions including yoga for all bodies, coping with global conflict, a traditional tea ceremony, and much more.

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

When Professor Emily Scida taught mindfulness practices to graduate students headed into language education, she was excited to see their anxiety decrease and self-care increase. Then she saw their academic performance improve too.