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SPRING 2018 ROTUNDA CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE SERIES ANNOUNCED

|Sundays|Held at the University’s iconic Rotunda, speakers from diverse backgrounds and cultures will present on a range of contemplative practices.

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Join Nancy McMoneagle, President & Executive Director of The Monroe Institute, for a talk about the work of renowned researcher and author Robert Monroe, followed by a guided meditation using his Hemi-Sync® audio technology for accessing expanded states of awareness.

When
Feb 18 2018 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Join Pat Coffey, founder of Insight Meditation Center Charlottesville (IMCC), in this session exploring simple but powerful contemplative practices aimed at the cultivation of a calm and compassionate presence.

When
Feb 11 2018 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Please join us for Tania Singer's talk, "Training the Heart and Mind: Effects of a One-Year Contemplative Mental Training Study on Brain, Subjectivity, Health, and Prosociality.

When
Nov 27 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Nau Hall Rm 101
Join UVA Department of Music faculty member Fred Maus for an afternoon talk and experiential contemplative practice session focused on the intersections of music and contemplation. Please wear comfortable attire. 
 

 

When
Nov 19 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room
Join Tim Davis for this session focused on mindfulness practices and emotional resilience. Tim is the Executive Director for Student Resilience & Leadership Development at UVA. He will speak as well as lead a hands-on session. No previous experience in mindfulness meditation is required. Please wear comfortable attire. 
When
Nov 12 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Please join Georges Dreyfus for this talk, “Meditation and Phenomenology,”  examining how meditation can contribute to the phenomenological project of describing consciousness from a first person perspective.

When
Nov 9 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
NAU Hall Rm 101

Please join Jim Austin for a talk about meditation and its relationship to "brief awakening experiences," and how neuroscience helps us understand the various issues therein.

When
Nov 2 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
NAU Hall Rm 101
Join UVA contemplative instructor and owner of Charlottesville T'ai Chi Center, Hiromi Johnson, for an afternoon of exploration of the health and healing benefits of T'ai Chi. Hiromi will offer a short talk followed by a T’ai Chi class for all levels. Please wear comfortable attire.
When
Oct 29 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

OCTOBER 23–24, 2017 “The Medicine Of Mind: Healing Physical And Emotional Pain”

Join this exciting opportunity to be part of the growing dialog on contemplative science.

When
Repeats every day until Tue Oct 24 2017.
Oct 23 2017 -
9:00 AM to 7:15 PM
Where
SERENITY RIDGE, SHIPMAN VIRGINIA

Join UVA Department of Music faculty member, Sandra Bain Cushman, for an afternoon talk and contemplative practice session on exploring balance in action through the Alexander Technique. Please wear comfortable attire. 

When
Oct 22 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

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The Art and Practice of Surrender and Self-Emptying

WHEN: Sun., Mar 18 2018 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

WHERE: Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Join Reverend Neal Halvorson Taylor for an afternoon exploring the Christian-based contemplative practice of kenosis, the act of self-emptying, surrender, and letting go.

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