Creating a Mindful Campus 2016:
Resilience: Self, Campus and Community, Planet
A Mindfulness-based Approach to Cultivating Resilience in Higher Education, led by Patricia (Tish) Jennings
Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems and Communities: A Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy, led by Sonia Marcus and Dee Eggers
May 23 – 24, 2016
Asheville, North Carolina
This year’s Creating a Mindful Campus event will explore ways that contemplative practices can be used to cultivate and support resilience. We will work with resilience as it may be experienced in our professional and personal lives, throughout our college campuses, in our communities, and on our planet. We’ll look at resilience especially in the areas of higher education and social-ecological systems and communities. We hope that our focus in these areas will enable us to connect and apply what we experience and learn to other fields.
The event will include opportunities to engage in a variety of contemplative practices to help inquire into the experience of resilience, to learn from our primary facilitators and each other, and to cultivate a community of educators and others who are developing ways to integrate contemplative practices into their work as educators, scholars, and activists.
We are very excited that Patricia (Tish) Jennings, Dee Eggers, and Sonia Marcus will be leading us throughout the workshop.
Creating a Mindful Campus will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23 and will conclude at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.
On Monday night, May 23, Tish Jennings will offer a talk, Mastering Classroom Social and Emotional Dynamics to Promote Learning: A Mindfulness-based Approach. This presentation, especially designed for K – 12 educators, is free and open to all, including those who are not participating in the full Mindful Campus workshop.