Community Practice

In the wake of the events that unfolded at UVA on Saturday, May 4th, we imagine many of you have experienced a wide range of reactions, emotions, and questions. Last week, the Contemplative Sciences Center staff engaged in processes and practices to help each other work with our own thoughts and feelings.

Compassion in Action: Meeting the Dalai Lama

In mid March, a select group of Dalai Lama Fellows convened in Dharamsala, India for an in-person meeting with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to discuss the topic of compassionate leadership.


The mission of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is combining contemplation, connection, and research to enhance flourishing.

Job Opening: Executive Director, Contemplative Sciences Center, University of Virginia

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking an Executive Director to lead it into its next chapter of growth, partnership, and impact.
About the Center
The University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) enhances human flourishing, well-being, and resilience at the University and in the larger society.

Contemplative Commons Student Advisors

The Contemplative Commons Student Advisors (CCSA) are UVA students working to fill the Contemplative Commons with the vibrancy only students can create. They will be the initial hosts of the Contemplative Commons, welcoming students into the space for the first time.

Contemplative Commons Student Advisors make a year-long commitment to develop and pilot programs in the Contemplative Commons that expand beyond well-known contemplative practices such as yoga and meditation.


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