Ligmincha Symposium for the Contemplative Sciences: Body, Breath, and Mind

CSC is co-sponsoring the Ligmincha Symposium for the Contemplative Sciences: Body, Breath, and Mind at the Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia, on Sunday, April 14 – Tuesday, April 16. The cutting-edge dialogue will probe the intersections of contemporary science and contemplative understandings of being human. Speakers will discuss the latest neuroscience, humanities research, and experiential knowledge of contemplatives and Tibetan medical doctors about the dynamics of body, breath, and mind.

David Vago: Mapping the Meditative Mind: From Clinical Outcomes to Unified Compassion

Over the last 35 years, there has been much progress in the science of mindfulness and meditation. We are slowly approaching a level of precision to better understand the rich typology of meditation practices, the mechanisms by which they function to support a healthy mind and body, and how they can best serve select populations.

An Afternoon of Contemplative Classical Indian Music

Save the Date: March 24, 2019. More details to come. 
Note: Pinn Hall was formerly Jordan Hall. Directions

This is a unique opportunity to experience the ancient raga music of India in an intimate setting with Srinivas Reddy on sitar and Mayuresh Abhyankar on tabla drums. In addition to performing an afternoon of ragas, the artists will also explore the contemplative underpinnings of the tradition as it has been practiced over generations.

The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom—Tish Jennings

Curry School of Education associate professor Tish Jennings is a leading expert on the use of mindfulness-based interventions and social and emotional learning to improve teacher and student wellbeing. In her new book, The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching (W. W. Norton, 2018), Jennings applies that expertise to an increasingly prevalent issue for U.S.

Dalai Lama Fellows Video

In the fall of 2018, the Contemplative Sciences Center assumed leadership of Dalai Lama Fellows (DLF) — one of the world’s most innovative global initiatives. Through contemplation and action, DLF helps cultivate young leaders working at the intersection of justice, peace, and ecology around the world.

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