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Description

The Tree of Contemplative Practices provides a great summary of the many varied practices covered by the conference. Contemplative practices are reflective processes that help people cultivate an acute awareness of themselves, others, and the world around them. It allows people to be fully present with their experiences, in the moment, cultivating an intimate connection with the topic or content at hand. While diverse, the common core of contemplative practices is useful to cultivate insight, concentration, and reflection on how ideas or concepts have a personal connection. Through the application of contemplative practices, an academic community can be built where all participants are fully present, open to possibility, have space to breathe, and are better able to listen for understanding and act in more meaningful ways.

Outline

The intention of this conference is to create a roadmap to sustainably integrate contemplative practices into our lives: in the classroom, in the research laboratory, in the office, in healthcare, in the arts, and in the workplace. The conference will be organized to examine the foundations of contemplative practice, to share the current practices, and to create a plan for the future development of contemplative practice. Woven throughout the conference will be opportunities for instruction in mind body disciplines as well as times for contemplation.

The conference will begin on Thursday night with a concert with Carrie Newcomer. She weaves contemplative practices into her music. She will also offer a workshop Friday morning.

Friday will open with a choice of contemplative practice sessions. These sessions will be followed by a keynote lecture given by Mitchell Ratner. The bulk of the day will feature lectures and workshops including a workshop by Carrie Newcomer. The day will close with a keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Plews-Ogan.

Saturday morning will feature a half-day workshop (ticketed separately) by Leslie Booker.

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Section Title
Contemplative Practices for Higher Education Conference
Type
Discussion
Days
Th
Time
5:30PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Mar 05, 2020
Type
Discussion
Days
F
Time
7:30AM to 7:30PM
Dates
Mar 06, 2020
Type
Discussion
Days
Sa
Time
7:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 07, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
24.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Fee(s)
Fees Starting at non-credit $250.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Location:
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center 
110 Shenandoah ave
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-985-59000

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $60 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

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