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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.

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
Join Wildrock founder Carolyn Schuyler and UVA contemplative instructor Geoff Cox for an afternoon devoted to exploring ecotherapy and contemplative practices based in nature. Weather permitting, a portion of this session will be outdoors so please dress accordingly.
When
Oct 15 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

The 2017 Pickard Contemplative Fellowship application process is now completed, but applications are still being accepted for a waitlist. Applicants must be 3rd and 4th year McIntire students. 

When
Oct 13 2017 - 11:00 AM to Oct 15 2017 - 11:00 AM
Where
Sevenoaks Retreat Center

Join CSC contemplative instructor Shaaron Honeycutt for an afternoon of simple Iyengar-based yoga practices designed to help you sleep. This hands-on class will take place in the North Grounds Recreation Center in the second floor yoga studio MP3. Yoga mats will be provided. Please wear comfortable attire. 

When
Oct 1 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
North Grounds Recreation Center, MP3
Please join UVA Department of Drama Associate Professor, Theresa Davis, for an afternoon talk and contemplative practice experience that focuses on contemplation and social justice. This session will include guided movement exercises, so please wear comfortable attire.


Theresa M. Davis is an Artist-Educator in 3-D (Dramaturg-Deviser-Director) working to expand the boundaries of creating culturally specific work in academic institutions and beyond. Tenured at three different institutions, her directing credits include The Colored Museum, Mo Pas Connin, and for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. Current research and creative investigations include: Embodiment of the Spiritual Self, African American Theatre, Theatre as a Sacred Space, New Play Development and Poetry in Performance. Devised Poetic works include Speak! The Forbidden Truth, Give Me Liberation and NEXUS—Where Parallel Paths Cross. Theresa M. Davis continues to hold firmly to the belief that theatre has the power to transform.

When
Sep 24 2017 -
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where
Rotunda Multipurpose Room
Join CSC contemplative instructor Zoë Ward for an afternoon centered around changing habits using techniques and perspectives from various yoga disciplines. This session will include a short yoga practice open to all levels including beginners. Please wear comfortable attire and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  

 

When
Sep 17 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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