The 2012 retreat is an opportunity to cultivate awareness and inquire deeply into our professional lives. At the core of contemplative methods is a practice of one's own. Much of the time on retreat will be spent in focused, guided inquiry and in silence, including some silent meals. Through guided meditation, mindful walking, yoga, and journaling, participants will examine their work deeply, enabling them to reenter their professional lives from a place of greater skillfulness and insight. The final day of the retreat will include discussion of contemplative pedagogical methods and the relationship of the contemplative perspective to teaching, learning, and knowing. These practices cultivate capacities central to all of higher education—focused attention, deepened understanding of course material, greater kindness and compassion, and enhanced contemplative inquiry and insight.
The retreat is designed to appeal to participants with a wide range of experience in contemplative practice, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Registration is open to college and secondary school educators, administrators and staff.
Center for Contemplative Mind
15 Conz Street, Suite 1
Northampton, MA 01060
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