Student-Inspired Virtual Meditation on the Lawn Attracts Global Audience

More than 400 UVA students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters from around the world attended.

Faculty and Students Take on the Challenges of Online Classes

“I am literally in awe of how resilient these students are in the face of these unprecedented times.” 

Illustration by Alexandra Angelich, University Communications

Maintaining A Sense of Social Connection In a Time of Social Distancing

Tips and research originally posted by the University of Virginia.

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