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CBD: Awakening to Space and Place: Conversation with Stanford Architect David Lenox and John Barton
Wed 11/07 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Instructor: John Barton, David Lenox
Location: , Green Library, Bender Room
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center, Architectural Design Program

Space, place and architecture make a difference. Working from general principles, and using Stanford’s campus as a model, we will explore how spaces make us feel good or uncomfortable. We will also explore how to read the cues in architecture and landscape to enhance personal well-being. PLEASE NOTE: Architectural features of the Bender Room are highlighted in the themes of this talk, and thus it is being held there.

Panelists: David Lenox, M.Arch., is the Stanford University Architect and Executive Director of Campus Planning and Design. Since 2005 he has focused on establishing a framework for continued physical growth of the campus to support the mission and vision of the University. He has led the development of a campus master plan that outlines strategies to restore the original Olmsted campus plan, and has provided direction for design on all new campus buildings including milestone projects such as the Bing Concert Hall, Windhover, School of Medicine LKSC, SEQ, Knight Management Center, and the Neukom Building. He is currently the Vice President on the Board of the Association of University Architects and has served on design juries for AIA San Francisco, California Preservation Foundation, AIA National Interior Design Awards, and the Society for College and University Planning.

John Barton, M.Arch., is Director of Stanford’s Architectural Design Program and an architect in private practice. John has taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State Universities. His practice has spanned over thirty years and has received numerous design awards including a recent AIACC Honor Award in Urban Design for collaborative work on high-speed rail options in Palo Alto. He was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2013.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 34   (Min: 0, Max: 240)
Class Code: CBD18W2-3

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CBD: Carillon Concert and Community-Wide Contemplative Pause
Wed 10/31 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Master Wong, Patricia Becker
Location: Hoover Tower, Hoover Lawn, Oval Ear, Dohrmann Grove and Meyer Green Lawn (550 Serra Mall)
Not BeWell berry eligible

Sponsored by: BeWell, HIP, WorkLife, Residential and Dining Enterprises, Haas Center for Public Service, iThrive, HELP Center

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only CBD Summit event for which a BeWell Berry is not awarded.

The Hoover carillon bells ring again this year to signal the University’s commitment to emotional well-being. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to pause, reflect and take time to unwind. Gather in Dohrmann Grove, the Oval Ear, Hoover Lawn or Meyer Green to share the concert and contemplative pause together as a community. You may also enjoy the experience by pausing wherever you are on or off campus. Concert by Stanford’s carillonneur Timothy Zerlang.

PARKING: Free parking will be available in Lot 2 behind the Stanford stadium. From there, it is a short 10-minute walk to the Carillon Concert. PLEASE NOTE: The lot is being shared with Stanford construction workers and may be crowded. Please avoid parking in shuttle paths that are set up for the workers.

12:00-12:30pm

Meyer Green: Gather for a pre-carillon-concert show by the a cappella group Talisman. Bring a picnic if you wish. Given that it is Halloween, costumes are welcome, especially in themes of peace, justice, wisdom, compassion, and rainbows.

Dorhmann Grove, Hoover Lawn and the Oval Ear: Enjoy gentle stretching (led by Patricia Becker) or guided tai chi (led by Tony Wong) and quiet space for simple relaxation or meditation. If you plan to join the gentle stretching, please bring your yoga mat.

12:30pm
We invite you to sit back and enjoy the 20 minute Carillon Concert, which will be followed by a 10 minute period of quiet contemplation.

REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED YET NOT REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 46   (Min: 0, Max: 1000)
Class Code: CBD18W-2

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CBD: Ceremonial Healing
Fri 11/02 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Randall Weingarten
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, HELP Center

We will consider several forms of ceremonial practice that serve healing. By healing we mean a traditional, ritualized effort that is both guided and spontaneous. It serves a purpose: sometimes to promote recovery from illness, or to promote health in its totality of physical, mental, social and spiritual integrity. A third purpose of ceremonial healing is to serve wholeness, fulfillment and awakening.

The Ceremonial Healing we plan to share and practice today is more akin to prayer and meditation on one axis, and to creating music, dance, symbolic forms and sheer delight on another. Three specific forms will be included: 1) ‘How to hold a Tea Bowl’, The Japanese form for offering and receiving a bowl of Tea, 2) The Navajo story of “When the two came to their Father”, and 3) The Tibetan practice of creating a sand mandala. Through these three forms, we will create simple and direct Ceremonial Healing.

Instructor: Randall Weingarten, M.D., is a psychiatry specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1968.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 29   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: CBD18F-2

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CBD: Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony
Thu 11/08 4:00 pm-4:30 pm
Instructor: Lobsang Dorji
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Alumni Center Lobby (326 Galvez Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Stanford Alumni Association, HIP

As completion of the Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala creation, Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal will lead a closing ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the monks will provide a small bag filled with sand from the mandala to any attendees who would like to take one home. The sand is considered blessed. Whatever sand is left will be placed in an urn, taken to the ocean, and spread in the water to bless the oceans and their creatures.

Instructor: Geshe Lobsang Dorji joined the Sera Jey Monastery in India at the age of 10 in 1986, received his Geshe degree in 2009 and is currently a resident teacher at Sera Jey Foundation in California.

About the program: A mandala is a symbol that translates literally to “center and its surroundings.” It is a physical representation of interdependence and interconnectedness in all of life. Created as a tool for visualization and meditation, every detail of a mandala—the design, the colors, and placement of symbols—is deliberate and holds layers of meaning. After creating the mandala with intense concentration, the final grains of sand are placed and then the entire sand painting is swept up in a final display of impermanence.

Highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will create the sand mandala of the Compassion Buddha in the gracious lobby of Stanford’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. The venerable monks will carefully place millions of grains of colored sand on a flat surface, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years. The creation of this mandala is intended to help the viewer generate compassion for all beings.

For more details, please see the Stanford Events listing.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 29   (Min: 0, Max: 66)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-4

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CBD: Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Descriptive Talk
Sun 11/04 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Lobsang Dorji
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Alumni Center Lobby (326 Galvez Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Stanford Alumni Association, HIP

As part of the creation of the Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala, Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Lobsang Dorji from the Sera Jey Foundation will give a talk on the tradition of the sand mandala with a focus on the mandala for the Compassion Buddha.

Instructor: Geshe Lobsang Dorji joined the Sera Jey Monastery in India at the age of 10 in 1986, received his Geshe degree in 2009 and is currently a resident teacher at Sera Jey Foundation in California.

About the program: A mandala is a symbol that translates literally to “center and its surroundings.” It is a physical representation of interdependence and interconnectedness in all of life. Created as a tool for visualization and meditation, every detail of a mandala—the design, the colors, and placement of symbols—is deliberate and holds layers of meaning. After creating the mandala with intense concentration, the final grains of sand are placed and then the entire sand painting is swept up in a final display of impermanence.

Highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will create the sand mandala of the Compassion Buddha in the gracious lobby of Stanford’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. The venerable monks will carefully place millions of grains of colored sand on a flat surface, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years. The creation of this mandala is intended to help the viewer generate compassion for all beings.

For more details, please see the Stanford Events listing.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 21   (Min: 0, Max: 66)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-4

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CBD: Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony
Sat 11/03 10:00 am-10:30 am
Instructor: Lobsang Dorji
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Alumni Center Lobby (326 Galvez Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Stanford Alumni Association, HIP

As part of the creation of the Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala, Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will lead an opening ceremony for the mandala.

Instructor: Geshe Lobsang Dorji joined the Sera Jey Monastery in India at the age of 10 in 1986, received his Geshe degree in 2009 and is currently a resident teacher at Sera Jey Foundation in California.

About the program: A mandala is a symbol that translates literally to “center and its surroundings.” It is a physical representation of interdependence and interconnectedness in all of life. Created as a tool for visualization and meditation, every detail of a mandala—the design, the colors, and placement of symbols—is deliberate and holds layers of meaning. After creating the mandala with intense concentration, the final grains of sand are placed and then the entire sand painting is swept up in a final display of impermanence.

Highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Lobsang Dorji and Geshe Lobsang Cholphal from the Sera Jey Foundation will create the sand mandala of the Compassion Buddha in the gracious lobby of Stanford’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. The venerable monks will carefully place millions of grains of colored sand on a flat surface, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years. The creation of this mandala is intended to help the viewer generate compassion for all beings.

For more details, please see the Stanford Events listing.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 21   (Min: 0, Max: 66)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-3

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CBD: Contemplation and Compline, Memorial Church
Sun 11/04 9:00 pm-9:30 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) – Join us for a quiet, reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chants. Enjoy the music of the All Saint’s Episcopal Church Choir in the tranquil candlelit ambience of Memorial Church. Reverend Joanne Sanders will provide an introduction to the compline tradition to open this service.

Facilitator: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford. Rev. Sanders preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. Under her leadership, she has brought contemplative practices, such as Compline and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 11   (Min: 0, Max: 700)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-7

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CBD: Contemplative Computing: Being more mindful in a world of distracting technologies
Sun 11/04 5:15 pm-6:15 pm
Instructor: Alex Pang
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

We often think of technologies as dehumanizing: smartphones, social media, and mobile devices create a high-tech barrier between us and the world, or between us and our better selves. In this workshop, Alex argues that our relationships with technologies are actually quite profound, and that we have a great capacity to use them to extend our physical and cognitive abilities. Our dissatisfaction with today’s technologies is the result of mindless use and bad design by companies that seek to capture and commoditize our attention. However, we can learn to regain control over our digital lives and extended selves by practicing what Alex calls contemplative computing.

Facilitator: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D., is a futurist and author whose work focuses on people, technology, and the worlds they create. His most recent books include The Distraction Addiction and Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, and the latest edition of Rest features a foreword by Arianna Huffington. Alex has a Ph.D. in history of science, and has held fellowships at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 13   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-6

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CBD: Contemplative Concert at Bing
Thu 11/08 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: TBD
Location: Bing Concert Hall (327 Lasuen Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: TAPS, Department of Music, Stanford Arts, Bing Concert Hall, HIP, BeWell

Through music, dance and song, experience PEACE: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others and Express. The concert includes performances by the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, a Stanford multidisciplinary student performing arts group, Kaorihiva, Stanford’s Polynesian dance group, Na Wahine O’ Kalani, a staff/faculty/community dance group, Mark Takata, Native American flutist, and Talisman a cappella group.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 143   (Min: 0, Max: 750)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-3

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CBD: Contemplative Skills for P.E.A.C.E.
Tue 10/30 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by HIP, BeWell, HELP

Welcome to the 2018 Contemplation by Design Summit. In this session, we will begin to experience renewal, peace of mind and well-being by pausing to quiet the striving mind, engage the senses, relax and replenish. We will explore the fundamental role of contemplative practices in creating a life of sustained excellence, service, joy, compassion, wisdom and health — a life lived fully. Learn practical evidence-based contemplative skills for enjoying the power of pause. Activities will cultivate the 5 states of P.E.A.C.E — Pause, Exhale, Attend, Connect, and Express — that support 5 P.E.A.C.E traits — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion and Ethics.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director, Contemplation by Design (CBD), has been integrating contemplative practices into resilience, stress management and career training programs at Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984. Her creation and leadership of the CBD program is an expression of her steadfast dedication to the resilience and well-being of the Stanford community.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 54   (Min: 0, Max: 403)
Class Code: CBD18T-1

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CBD: Conversation with Donal Godfrey
Sun 11/04 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Instructor: Donal Godfrey
Location: Memorial Church, Round Room (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Join us in the Round Room of Memorial Church for a conversation centered in the themes shared by Fr. Donal Godfrey during his talk in the University Public Worship service. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and deepen your insights and understanding of contemplative practice.

Instructor: Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., is an Irish Jesuit priest of the Society of Jesus. In addition to teaching Arruple Justice Immersion and interdisciplinary courses, Fr. Godfrey runs Ignatian spirituality programs for USF’s faculty and staff, including book clubs, the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and a lecture series. He was born Liverpool, England and is also a member of the Irish Bar.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 0, Max: 75)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-2

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CBD: Cultural Mindfulness: Recognizing how culture shapes our patterns of thought
Tue 10/30 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
Instructor: Jeremy Lent
Location: Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

Our mainstream culture is built on unexamined structures of thought inherited from previous generations. In this talk, followed by interactive practice and discussion, Jeremy Lent will identify historical foundations of our modern worldview and show how, by becoming mindful of our patterns of thought, we have the potential to redirect them for more beneficial outcomes.

Instructor: Jeremy Lent is an author whose recently published book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on Earth.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 42   (Min: 0, Max: 510)
Class Code: CBD18T-3

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CBD: Dream Yoga: Lucid dreaming from the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet
Tue 11/06 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
Instructor: Tenzin Wangyal
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

It is said that the practice of dream yoga deepens our awareness during all our experience: the dreams of the night; the dream-like experience of the day; and the bardo experiences after death. Indeed, the practice of dream yoga is a powerful tool of awakening, used for hundreds of years by the great masters of the Tibetan traditions. Unlike in the Western psychological approach to dreams, the ultimate goal of Tibetan dream yoga is the recognition of the nature of mind or enlightenment itself.

Instructor: Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher in the Bön Buddhist tradition to students throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. Fluent in English, Tenzin Rinpoche is renowned for his depth of wisdom, his clear, engaging teaching style, and his ability to make the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 33   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: CBD18T2-5

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CBD: Ethnographic Body Map Workshop
Sat 11/03 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Cari Costanzo
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Anthropology

Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage, and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life. This unique workshop utilizes an anthropological lens, encouraging individuals to locate the cultural landscape(s) that both positively and negatively shape our embodied selves, creating a space for active awareness and empowerment.

Instructor: Cari Costanzo, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and an Academic Advisor who co-teaches Reading the Body in Stanford’s Thinking Matters program. Cari’s research and writing focus on ritual, embodiment, and identity formation in contemporary society, looking closely at the cultural construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She designs Ethnographic Body Mapping workshops that combine cultural awareness with artistic and contemplative practices to encourage the reframing and reclaiming of embodied experiences, enabling participants to both reflect upon and creatively share their life stories.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-4a

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CBD: Ethnographic Body Map Workshop
Sat 11/03 12:15 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Cari Costanzo
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Anthropology

Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage, and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life. This unique workshop utilizes an anthropological lens, encouraging individuals to locate the cultural landscape(s) that both positively and negatively shape our embodied selves, creating a space for active awareness and empowerment.

Instructor: Cari Costanzo, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and an Academic Advisor who co-teaches Reading the Body in Stanford’s Thinking Matters program. Cari’s research and writing focus on ritual, embodiment, and identity formation in contemporary society, looking closely at the cultural construction of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She designs Ethnographic Body Mapping workshops that combine cultural awareness with artistic and contemplative practices to encourage the reframing and reclaiming of embodied experiences, enabling participants to both reflect upon and creatively share their life stories.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 14   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-4b

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CBD: Foundations of Healing Qigong: Circulation
Sat 11/03 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Instructor: David Wei
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

The Chinese have an idiom, “Good circulation–good health.” From this view, stasis is the root cause of all degenerative conditions, making movement the primary means of preventative health care. Daoists have maintained countless methods of movement aimed to improve health by simply improving circulation. Participants will learn to assess their own vascular health along with various methods for improving overall circulatory function. No prior experience is necessary.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 18   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-7a

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CBD: Foundations of Healing Qigong: Circulation
Sat 11/03 3:30 pm-4:45 pm
Instructor: David Wei
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

The Chinese have an idiom, “Good circulation–good health.” From this view, stasis is the root cause of all degenerative conditions, making movement the primary means of preventative health care. Daoists have maintained countless methods of movement aimed to improve health by simply improving circulation. Participants will learn to assess their own vascular health along with various methods for improving overall circulatory function. No prior experience is necessary.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 15   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-7b

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CBD: Guided Ignatian Meditation with Donal Godfrey in Windhover
Sun 11/04 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Instructor: Donal Godfrey
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Fr. Godfrey will lead an Ignatian meditation on the story of the loaves and fish as told by Mark. This meditation involves guided visualization where one is invited to use all the senses in entering into the story. While this comes from within the Jesuit tradition, it will be presented in a way that is accessible to those who do not identify as Christian.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., is an Irish Jesuit priest of the Society of Jesus. In addition to teaching Arruple Justice Immersion and interdisciplinary courses, Fr. Godfrey runs Ignatian spirituality programs for USF’s faculty and staff, including book clubs, the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and a lecture series. He was born Liverpool, England and is also a member of the Irish Bar.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 16   (Min: 0, Max: 60)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-3

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CBD: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection on Joan Halifax’s Keynote
Thu 11/01 9:15 am-10:15 am
Instructor: Carole Pertofsky
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Geology Corner Auditorium, 320-105 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance (HHP), iThrive

After Roshi Joan Halifax’s 7:00pm keynote talk in Memorial Church, join us for two simultaneous discussions, each one led by contemplative practice leaders at Stanford. One session is led by Carole Pertofsky and the other is led by Andrew Todhunter. This session is led by Carole Pertofsky.

Instructor: Carole Pertofsky, M.Ed., is Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services at Vaden Health Center, Stanford University, where she teaches positive psychology and wellness courses. Carole is a national speaker and consultant, seminar leader, and wellness and leadership coach.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 403)
Class Code: CBD18Th-3a

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CBD: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection on Joan Halifax’s Keynote
Thu 11/01 9:15 pm-10:15 pm
Instructor: Andrew Todhunter
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance (HHP), LifeWorks

After Roshi Joan Halifax’s 7:00pm keynote talk in Memorial Church, join us for two simultaneous discussions, each one led by contemplative practice leaders at Stanford. One session is led by Carole Pertofsky and the other is led by Andrew Todhunter. This session is led by Andrew Todhunter.

Instructor: Andrew Todhunter is a writer, filmmaker, and lecturer at Stanford. He has authored three books, including the PEN USA Literary Award-winning A Meal Observed, and dozens of articles for national publications including National Geographic, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. At Stanford, he co-founded the Senior Reflection creative capstone program in Biology, and the LifeWorks program for integrative learning. He often integrates wilderness experiences, meditation, and other embodied practices into his teaching.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Th-3b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: 3172 Porter Drive
Mon 11/05 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: 3172 Porter Drive, Room 1512
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

You are invited to enjoy this peaceful morning meditation. This guided meditation will give you the experience of the five states of P.E.A.C.E. —Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity , Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director of Contemplation by Design.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: CBD18M-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: 4100 Bohannon Drive
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: 4100 Bohannon Drive, Room 120
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

A simple way to bring mindfulness practice into your life is with awareness of your body. Practice focused mindful breathing and exercises that bring openness and connection to your body for a calm, balanced start to your day.

Instructor: Christy Matta, BeWell Coach at Stanford, Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 42)
Class Code: CBD18Th-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Alway Building
Thu Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Alway Building, Room M112 (Cooper Lane)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

This guided meditation takes one through the practice of mindful awareness using the awareness of breathing as an anchor for staying in the moment and tuning into the sensory experiences of the body, of sounds, and even of thoughts that arise as one pays attention within oneself.

Instructor: Mark Abramson, D.D.S., D.A.B.O.P., D.A.B.D.S.M., D.A.B.O.M., F.A.A.C.P., T.M.J. and Dental Sleep Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, Director of Stanford Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 105)
Class Code: CBD18F-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: At your computer
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

PLEASE NOTE: This session is a remote session via Zoom. If you register for this session you will receive an email with instructions on how to join this session on your laptop via Zoom. If you are looking for the in-person session, please search for class code CBD18T2-1d.

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 833)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1e

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Graduate Community Center
Mon 11/05 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Aneel Chima
Location: , Graduate Community Center, Havana Room
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance

Aneel will be leading a progressive meditation that unifies “focused attention” with “open awareness” in a way that is accessible and practical. All levels of meditators are welcome.

Instructor: Aneel Chima, Ph.D., Associate Director of Health and Human Performance.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 400)
Class Code: CBD18M-5b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Harmony House
Mon 11/05 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Location: , Harmony House
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance

We will do a loving kindness meditation to cultivate compassion for self and other creatures.

Instructor: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ph.D., Psychologist in the Program for Health and Human Performance at the Stanford School of Medicine and Lecturer in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 28)
Class Code: CBD18M-5c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Landau Economics Building
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden
Location: , Landau Economics Building, Lucas Conference Center, Room 134A
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Rejuvenate from your life source and inner being by discovering how to become centered in the moment—Here-Now—using your senses as a doorway. Learn to set your worries aside, unplug from non-stop thinking and enjoy a peaceful, clear mind.

Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden, Author, founder and meditation teacher at Lovegarden Meditations, Health Improvement Program instructor.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 56)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Landau Economics Building
Thu 11/08 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Sanne Lim
Location: , Landau Economics Building, Lucas Conference Center, Room 134A
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Your breath is a powerful reminder of living in the present moment, right here and right now, and helps you tap into an inner calm. This meditation will guide you in how to rest your attention on your breath and how to handle your mind when it starts speculating or ruminating about the past or future so you may return to your present moment experience.

Instructor: Sanne Lim, Certified Life and Mindfulness Coach.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 56)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 120 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 156)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1d

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 120 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 156)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1d

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Thu 11/08 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 120 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 156)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 209 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

A simple way to bring mindfulness practice into your life is with awareness of your body. Practice focused mindful breathing and exercises that bring openness and connection to your body for a calm, balanced start to your day.

Instructor: Christy Matta, BeWell Coach at Stanford, Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 53)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Location TBD
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: John Rettger
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

This mindfulness meditation will support present-moment awareness through a focus on the mind, body, and emotions. Participants also will learn skills in self-compassion and breathwork to promote relaxation.

Instructor: John Rettger, Ph.D., Director of Mindfulness, Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 75)
Class Code: CBD18Th-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Location TBD
Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Dominique DelChiaro
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry


Sponsored by: HIP

This magnificent mindfulness journey will start with a simple body energization exercise to help focus the mind and the body, followed by a guided meditation that includes centering breathing and visualization, and ends with a writing or drawing opportunity.

Instructor: Dominique Del Chiaro, M.Ed., Healthy Living Program Manager at Health Improvement Program, Transpersonal Life Coach, Hula Instructor.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 41)
Class Code: CBD18F-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Location TBD
Mon 11/05 7:45 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Robert Cusick
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Health and Human Performance

Robert Cusick will lead participants in a guided meditation session on the theme and intersection of “mindfulness in the service of cultivating compassion for self and others”.

Instructor: Robert Cusick, Stanford Lecturer, Certified Sr. Stanford CCT™ (Compassion Cultivation Training) Instructor, Grief Counselor at Kara.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 83)
Class Code: CBD18M-5a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Location TBD
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, LifeWorks

Session will include guided meditations on the breath, body, values, and intentions. No meditation experience necessary. Following the meditation, there will be an optional 15-minute period for discussion, Q&A, and sharing.

Instructor: Sarah Meyer Tapia, M.A., Associate Director of Health and Human Performance, LifeWorks.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1a

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Location TBD
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Fred Luskin
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, LifeWorks

Practices will focus on enhancing the positive qualities of awe, gratitude, and compassion.

Instructor: Fred Luskin, Ph.D., Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford, Professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Affiliate Faculty Member of the Greater Good Science Center.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Mon 11/05 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Lani Krantz
Location: , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Sanctuary Healing Garden Labyrinth
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

This program will include a short introduction of the history of labyrinths, a brief presentation of basic instructions for walking the labyrinth and time to walk the labyrinth at your pace. You will also receive a handout with the instructions and two printed labyrinths for your personal use.

Instructor: Lani Krantz, IT Systems Analyst at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH), Certified Veriditas Labyrinth facilitator.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 33)
Class Code: CBD18M-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Diana Brady, Sarah Johnson
Location: , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Sanctuary
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Chaplaincy Services

Join Diana Brady and Sarah Johnson in a Guided Meditation of Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a simple method of meditation emphasizing interior silence, preparing us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer.

Instructors: The Rev. Diana Brady, B.S.N., M.Div., B.C.C., Director of Chaplaincy Services, The Charles L. Dostal, Jr. Endowed Chaplain, and Sarah Johnson, Senior Organization Development Specialist in Human Resources at LPCH.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18T2-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Lani Krantz
Location: , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Sanctuary Healing Garden Labyrinth
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

This program will include a short introduction of the history of labyrinths, a brief presentation of basic instructions for walking the labyrinth and time to walk the labyrinth at your pace. You will also receive a handout with the instructions and two printed labyrinths for your personal use.

Instructor: Lani Krantz, IT Systems Analyst at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH), Certified Veriditas Labyrinth facilitator.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 33)
Class Code: CBD18W2-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: SLAC
Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Patty McLucas
Location: SLAC National Accellerator Center, SLAC Sonoma Room (2575 Sand Hill Road)
BeWell Berry

PLEASE NOTE: Due to restrictions to entry at SLAC, this session is only available to those who already have SLAC access.

Sponsored by: HIP

Learn the technique of focusing the breath on letting go. This practice can be repeated many times throughout the day in order to de-activate stress reactivity and produce calm in the present moment.

Instructor: Patty McLucas, Wellness Consultant, Founder and Instructor at Mindful Wellness.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 41)
Class Code: CBD18F-1b

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Wed 10/31 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18W-1

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 3   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18Th-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Thu Fri 11/02 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18F-1d

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CBD: Guided Meditation: Stanford Hospital Chapel
Mon 11/05 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati
Location: Stanford Hospital, Stanford Hospital Chapel, next to entrance of patient unit D1 on the first floor of the hospital (300 Pasteur Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service

Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow with quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.

Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 25)
Class Code: CBD18M-1c

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CBD: Guided Meditation: The CIRCLE
Thu 11/08 7:45 am-8:45 am
Instructor: Swami Vidyadhishananda
Location: , The CIRCLE, Old Union 3rd Floor, 520 Lasuen Mall
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Office for Religious Life

In this 60-minute session, experience a Himalayan meditation based on the ancient Patanjali-Yogasutra, which integrates breath awareness and relaxation to bring about mental clarity and calm repose.

Instructor: His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda is a Himalayan monk and meditation master of the ancient Vedanta order. He was awarded the degree of Mahamahopadhyay (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature. He is the spiritual founder of the nonprofit Self Enquiry Life Fellowship.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 9   (Min: 0, Max: 83)
Class Code: CBD18Th2-2

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CBD: Herbal and Nutritional Self-Care Skills as Contemplation
Sat 11/03 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Vitality and calm in the physical body provide a valuable foundation for meditative states. The normal fluctuations in the physical body also offer opportunities for learning mindfulness around lifestyle choices that contribute to or detract from physical vitality and calm. The Tibetan contemplative tradition for over 5000 years has respected the essential role of precise personalized nutritional and herbal practices as a core component of contemplative life. This workshop provides the opportunity to discover practices for nutrition and herbs that match your unique bodily constitution through lecture and demonstration. You’ll receive fundamental tools for making foods and teas that will support your physical well-being, and in turn, your contemplative life.

Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). Menpa Yangdron has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California. She was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University. She has been teaching medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 28   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-5a

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CBD: Herbal and Nutritional Self-Care Skills as Contemplation
Sat 11/03 12:15 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Vitality and calm in the physical body provide a valuable foundation for meditative states. The normal fluctuations in the physical body also offer opportunities for learning mindfulness around lifestyle choices that contribute to or detract from physical vitality and calm. The Tibetan contemplative tradition for over 5000 years has respected the essential role of precise personalized nutritional and herbal practices as a core component of contemplative life. This workshop provides the opportunity to discover practices for nutrition and herbs that match your unique bodily constitution through lecture and demonstration. You’ll receive fundamental tools for making foods and teas that will support your physical well-being, and in turn, your contemplative life.

Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). Menpa Yangdron has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California. She was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University. She has been teaching medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 29   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-5b

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CBD: Jazz Interactive Concert: On self-care
Sat 11/03 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Instructor: Sam Priven
Location: , Toyon Hall Lounge, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Student Affairs

“Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” ~James Joyce

Too often this is our reality as well. Moving mechanically from “A” to “B”, while we process how we’ll get to “C”. Over-stimulated and underwhelmed as we endlessly search for a time to be at peace. A place to lay down and rest. Let’s make that place together. Join us for a night of embodiment through music, dance, and stillness. Together we will begin to slow down and ground in the sensations of our bodies, allowing for the capacity of our individual and collective care to naturally rise to the surface. Let us ask ourselves, “Did I remember to live today?” Please bring a yoga mat or camping pad to use in the portion of the concert that invites you to lie down and rest.

Jazz Band Members: Sam Priven – Saxophonist. Having performed, studied, and recorded in nearly a dozen countries, he returns home to the SF Bay Area to make music of community and embodiment. Artist Website: www.sampriven.com

Javier Santiago – Pianist. An accomplished educator, arranger and producer, he was a finalist in the 2016 American Jazz Pianist Competition. He attended the Brubeck Institute and the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. His debut LP of all original compositions, Phoenix, features Nicholas Payto, John Raymond, J. Hoard and Corey Fonville.

Danielle Wertz – Jazz Vocalist. An internationally recognized jazz vocalist, educator, composer and arranger in the SF Bay Area. After being named a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2015, she self-released a duo project with Israeli pianist, Tal Cohen. The album was recorded at ABC Studios in Sydney, Australia and has been receiving high praise since its release in April 2017.

Zachary Ostroff – Bassist. Zachary is a Stanford Alum. Matthew Buckner – Drummer. Ryan Pate – Guitarist.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 40   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-9

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CBD: Justice, Compassion, and Self-Care
Mon 11/05 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Tyler
Location: Law School - Crown Quadrangle, F. I. R. Hall Room 290 (559 Nathan Abbott Way)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Stanford Law School

This one-hour session explores the pathway to justice through compassion and self-care. Prof. Tyler will deeply explore CBD’s 5 states of P.E.A.C.E — Pause, Exhale, Attend, Connect, and Express — that support 5 P.E.A.C.E traits — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion and Ethics.

He will share the challenges and triumphs in cultivating P.E.A.C.E., during a 20-year career as a public defender and, since 2012, as a clinical law professor. Questions he will address are:
- How has he integrated contemplative practices and self-care into his life to support the capacity for a long career of service?
- How has he taught and mentored students and lawyers in the conscious cultivation of the 5 P.E.A.C.E states to support, deepen and sustain the 5 P.E.A.C.E traits?

The session will include substantial opportunities for engagement among attendees.
- Attendees will be invited to ponder and discuss a series of scenarios that implicate fundamental values of justice in conflict with other values.
- Attendees will be asked to consider how they might respond to the scenarios in the context of the P.E.A.C.E states and P.E.A.C.E traits at the center of the Contemplation by Design program.

Instructor: Ron Tyler, J.D., is Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Stanford Law School. The Clinic represents clients in the superior courts of California. Professor Tyler’s scholarly agenda focuses on self-care skills for lawyers and criminal practice and procedure, and in 2016 he published an article in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law titled The First Thing We Do, Let’s Heal All the Law Students: Incorporating Self-Care Into A Criminal Defense Clinic. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty, Professor Tyler was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for 22 years in the Northern District of California.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 28   (Min: 0, Max: 300)
Class Code: CBD18M-4

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CBD: Labyrinth Walk at Windhover (8:00 - 8:20pm)
Wed 11/07 8:00 pm-8:20 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Walk your way to a healthier outlook on life. Enter the labyrinth and discover that intentionally walking in a circular pattern can enhance direction in your life – the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Join us at the Windhover contemplative center to walk the labyrinth based on the one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candlelit service of chanted song, and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, and Director of Contemplation By Design, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 0, Max: 35)
Class Code: CBD18W2-5a

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CBD: Labyrinth Walk at Windhover (8:20 - 8:40pm)
Wed 11/07 8:20 pm-8:40 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Walk your way to a healthier outlook on life. Enter the labyrinth and discover that intentionally walking in a circular pattern can enhance direction in your life – the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Join us at the Windhover contemplative center to walk the labyrinth based on the one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candlelit service of chanted song, and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, and Director of Contemplation By Design, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 1   (Min: 0, Max: 35)
Class Code: CBD18W2-5b

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CBD: Labyrinth Walk at Windhover (8:40 - 9:00pm)
Wed 11/07 8:40 pm-9:00 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Walk your way to a healthier outlook on life. Enter the labyrinth and discover that intentionally walking in a circular pattern can enhance direction in your life – the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Join us at the Windhover contemplative center to walk the labyrinth based on the one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candlelit service of chanted song, and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, and Director of Contemplation By Design, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 35)
Class Code: CBD18W2-5c

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CBD: Mindful Yoga in Windhover
Wed 11/07 8:00 am-9:00 am
Instructor: Tia Rich
Location: Windhover Contemplative Center (370 Santa Teresa Street)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Mindfulness and breath are central to yoga. They are also central to Stanford’s beautiful contemplative space, Windhover. Begin your morning in the serenity of Windhover; join us for a mindful yoga practice. The practice will begin with sun salutations, and flow into standing and floor poses while helping you to listen to your body, and compassionately and wisely respect your capabilities. Suitable for all levels. PLEASE NOTE: Please bring your yoga mat.

Instructor: Tia Rich, Ph.D., Stanford Senior Specialist in Health Promotion, has been teaching yoga and integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management and resilience programs at the university and medical center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 35   (Min: 0, Max: 55)
Class Code: CBD18W2-2

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CBD: More Mindful, Less Muddle: A five step approach to declutter your internal and external life
Sat 11/03 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Instructor: Pauline Wiles
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

It’s true that outer order supports inner calm, and equally, a mindful approach can help you declutter your home or office. In this workshop, you’ll learn practical steps to follow when embarking on an organizing project, common mistakes to avoid, and strategies to call upon when letting go of possessions is challenging. You’ll leave with your own plan to declutter a space which is important to you.

Instructor: Pauline Wiles is an author, speaker and creator of the Serenity Project, a year-long personal experiment in techniques to quiet the mind and make time for smelling the roses. A former professional organizer, she mentors others in the benefits of soothing surroundings to promote both well-being and productivity.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 45   (Min: 0, Max: 55)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-6a

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CBD: More Mindful, Less Muddle: A five step approach to declutter your internal and external life
Sat 11/03 3:30 pm-4:45 pm
Instructor: Pauline Wiles
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

It’s true that outer order supports inner calm, and equally, a mindful approach can help you declutter your home or office. In this workshop, you’ll learn practical steps to follow when embarking on an organizing project, common mistakes to avoid, and strategies to call upon when letting go of possessions is challenging. You’ll leave with your own plan to declutter a space which is important to you.

Instructor: Pauline Wiles is an author, speaker and creator of the Serenity Project, a year-long personal experiment in techniques to quiet the mind and make time for smelling the roses. A former professional organizer, she mentors others in the benefits of soothing surroundings to promote both well-being and productivity.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 13   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-6b

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CBD: Neuroscience of Contemplative Practices: Existing evidence and remaining questions
Thu 11/01 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Manish Saggar
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

This talk will share some of the existing and new research from the emerging interdisciplinary field of contemplative neuroscience. The goal of this talk is to share our current understanding about how training of contemplative practices (e.g. meditation) affects the brain and behavior. Some of the remaining questions and new directions for research also will be discussed.

Instructor: Manish Saggar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is a computational neuroscientist and directs the Brain Dynamics Lab at Stanford. The overarching goal of his lab is to develop computational methods that would allow for extracting personalized insights about the brain’s dynamical organization in healthy and patient populations. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked on developing one of the first biophysical network models for understanding how intensive meditation training changes brain dynamics. He is a meditator for more than 20 years and loves to talk about meditation and the brain.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 64   (Min: 0, Max: 510)
Class Code: CBD18Th-2

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CBD: Om Under the Dome (yoga) in Memorial Church
Tue 11/06 5:30 pm-6:45 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Snowball
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit as we perform sacred gestures in the special space of Memorial Church. The space and light this architecture offers to visitors is awe-inspiring and memorable.

PLEASE NOTE: Please bring your yoga mat.

This event will be led by yoga instructor Rebecca Snowball.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 40   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: CBD18T2-4

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CBD: Presence Under Pressure: The playful gift of the improviser’s mindset
Fri 11/02 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Instructor: Dan Klein
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Theater and Performance Studies

Improvisers have the reputation of being fast and funny. But the true value of practicing collaborative creativity is the opportunity to develop your powers of listening, suspending judgment, and paying attention to the moment. There is a quality of human play, often suppressed after childhood, that is essential for creativity, connection and joy. PLEASE NOTE: This event is an improv workshop led by Dan Klein, and attendees will be encouraged to participate in improv games.

Instructor: Dan Klein is a lecturer in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, as well as the Graduate School of Business. He teaches workshops on creativity, teamwork, status, Design Thinking and storytelling on campus and around the world. Dan was also a professional improviser, and the Dean of the BATS School of Improv in San Francisco.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 71   (Min: 0, Max: 140)
Class Code: CBD18F-3

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CBD: Recording and Listening: Focusing attention to live authentically
Wed 11/07 5:45 pm-7:15 pm
Instructor: Cheri Huber
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Jordan Hall (Building 420), Room 40 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

Have you ever started a meditation practice, or anything else that takes care of you, only to be besieged by messages of it’s not working/you’re not doing it right? Do you find yourself knowing what you need to do to take care of yourself, but not doing it? Do you long for someone in your life who can support and encourage you and see you for who you truly are? Then Recording and Listening is the practice you’ve been looking for. Bring your smartphone and earbuds and join Cheri for an interactive exploration of a simple yet powerful tool for focusing the attention, clarifying the life we want, and taking steps to realize that life.

Instructor: Cheri Huber, author of 24 books, has been a student and teacher of Zen for over 35 years. In 1983, Cheri founded the Mountain View Zen Center, and in 1987 she founded the Zen Monastery Peace Center near Murphys, California. She and the monks at the Monastery conduct workshops and retreats at these centers, other places around the U.S., and internationally.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 27   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: CBD18W2-4

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Sun 11/04 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Sairus Patel, Carl Cheney
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.

Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

Carl Cheney is a docent at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he leads natural science tours and is a member of the Herbarium Team. He has a B.A. in History from Stanford, and is a retired corporate organization development executive.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 200)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-5a

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Sun 11/04 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Instructor: Sairus Patel, Carl Cheney
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.
Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

Carl Cheney is a docent at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he leads natural science tours and is a member of the Herbarium Team. He has a B.A. in History from Stanford, and is a retired corporate organization development executive.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 6   (Min: 0, Max: 200)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-5b

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Mon 11/05 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Instructor: Sairus Patel
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.

Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 17   (Min: 0, Max: 100)
Class Code: CBD18M-3

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CBD: Savoring Stanford's Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk
Tue 11/06 7:45 am-8:45 am
Instructor: Sairus Patel, Carl Cheney
Location: , Galvez parking lot at corner of Lasuen and Campus
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Trees of Stanford

Listen to the birds and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take, feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and special spots on the Stanford campus.

Learn first-hand what the new science of awe‚ and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall well-being and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature.

Instructors: Sairus Patel ‘91 is editor of Trees of Stanford (trees.stanford.edu) and editorial assistant of Pacific Horticulture magazine, where he serves on the Board of Directors. A life-long tree enthusiast, he gives tree tours of surrounding communities.

Carl Cheney is a docent at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where he leads natural science tours and is a member of the Herbarium Team. He has a B.A. in History from Stanford, and is a retired corporate organization development executive.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 200)
Class Code: CBD18T2-2

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CBD: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body
Sat 11/03 8:00 am-9:00 am
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans claim that sound both can “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we may experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center. Please bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow for your comfort.

Instructor: Danny Goldberg, B.F.A., is an artist and environmental educator who facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, and groups around the Bay Area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers and events throughout the U.S.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-2a

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CBD: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body
Sat 11/03 9:15 am-10:15 am
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Guests will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans claim that sound both can “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we may experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center. Please bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow for your comfort.

Instructor: Danny Goldberg, B.F.A., is an artist and environmental educator who facilitates creative group activities for schools, retreats, and groups around the Bay Area. He offers Sound Immersion Experience at yoga studios, healing centers and events throughout the U.S.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 34   (Min: 0, Max: 50)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-2b

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CBD: The Action Bias and The Human Condition: The role of contemplation
Tue 11/06 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Instructor: Blakey Vermeule
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, English Department

Professor Vermeule will discuss the benefits of both action and contemplation which is the topic of her recent book, Action versus Contemplation: Why an Ancient Debate Still Matters. The publisher, University of Chicago Books, states that the book “reminds us of the richness of a life that embraces action and contemplation, company and solitude, living in the moment and planning for the future. The active and the contemplative can—and should—be vibrantly alive in each of us, fused rather than sundered. … we can discover how the two can nourish, invigorate, and give meaning to each other, as they have for the many writers, artists, and thinkers, past and present, whose examples give the book its rich, lively texture of interplay and reference.”

Instructor: Blakey Vermeule, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of English at Stanford. She has written three books in literature and philosophy, which is her intellectual passion. A New Englander, she moved to California for graduate school.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 22   (Min: 0, Max: 150)
Class Code: CBD18T2-6

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CBD: The Power of Rest
Sat 11/03 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Instructor: Alex Pang
Location: Lathrop Library, Room 282 (518 Memorial Way)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, HELP Center

In today’s 24/7 always-on world, overwork has become the default, and rest is an afterthought. But we neglect rest at our peril; and as argued in the book Rest: Why You get More Done When You Work Less, some of history’s most famous thinkers learned to use rest to be more creative and productive. This workshop builds on the lessons of the book to examine what kinds of rest are most mentally and physically restorative; the structural and cultural forces that prevent us from resting well; and how we can find more rest in our lives. PLEASE NOTE: Feel free to join us even if you have not finished reading the book.

Facilitator: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D., is a futurist and author whose work focuses on people, technology, and the worlds they create. His most recent books include The Distraction Addiction and Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, and the latest edition of Rest features a foreword by Arianna Huffington. Alex has a Ph.D. in history of science, and has held fellowships at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 0, Max: 250)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-8

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CBD: Tu Gu Na Xin: Daoist breathwork
Sat 11/03 8:00 am-9:00 am
Instructor: David Wei
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300 Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Daoists directly relate ones quality of breath with their quality of life. Tu Gu Na Xin is a Daoist breathing method that cleans and clears the lungs. This allows for deeper, fuller breaths, contributing to a richer experience of life. Participants will learn to assess their breath capacity in addition to various methods for improving overall lung health. Both solo and partnered work will be introduced. No experience is necessary, all are welcome to enjoy the session.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 8   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-1a

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CBD: Tu Gu Na Xin: Daoist breathwork
Sat 11/03 9:15 am-10:15 am
Instructor: David Wei
Location: Stanford Main Quad, Building 300, Room 300 (Palm Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

Daoists directly relate ones quality of breath with their quality of life. Tu Gu Na Xin is a Daoist breathing method that cleans and clears the lungs. This allows for deeper, fuller breaths, contributing to a richer experience of life. Participants will learn to assess their breath capacity in addition to various methods for improving overall lung health. Both solo and partnered work will be introduced. No experience is necessary, all are welcome to enjoy the session.

Instructor: David Wei is a 16th generation lineage holder for the Wudang San Feng Life Nourishment Sect. He has over 20 years of experience in Daoist arts and culture, with a specialization in Tui Na acupressure. David is also the founder of Wudang West, an Oakland-based Heritage Center aimed to practice and preserve the cultural wellness arts of Wudang, China.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 16   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18Sat-1b

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CBD: University Public Worship (UPW), Donal Godfrey sermon on “Living the Loaves and the Fishes”
Sun 11/04 10:00 am-11:00 am
Instructor: Donal Godfrey
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: Office for Religious Life, HIP

Memorial Church has historically been an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University since the church was dedicated in 1903. It is open to anyone, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey. Please join us in this spectacular and sacred venue.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., is an Irish Jesuit priest of the Society of Jesus. In addition to teaching Arruple Justice Immersion and interdisciplinary courses, Fr. Godfrey runs Ignatian spirituality programs for USF’s faculty and staff, including book clubs, the Spiritual Exercises, retreats, and a lecture series. He was born Liverpool, England and is also a member of the Irish Bar.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 10   (Min: 0, Max: 1000)
Class Code: CBD18Sun-1

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CBD: Using Fiction and Poetry to Deepen Your Presence to Life
Tue 10/30 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Instructor: Jonah Willihnganz
Location: Stanford Graduate Community Center, Havana Room (750 Escondido Road)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: The Stanford Storytelling Project, HIP, HELP Center

Like meditation, fiction and poetry have long been a vehicle for creating greater presence to ourselves, others, and our world. In this workshop, you will explore how to turn your encounters with stories into contemplative practices, with many of the same benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices. Join us to experience how to use fiction and poetry to reflect deeply and create more intimacy in all of your relationships.

Instructor: Jonah Willihnganz, M.F.A., Ph.D., has taught literature and writing at Stanford since 2002 and is Director of the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program that sponsors courses, grants, and acclaimed event series, and the award-winning radio program State of the Human. He is also co-founder of LifeWorks, a new initiative at Stanford that helps students cultivate natural human capacities such as courage, resilience, compassion, and deep attention.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 28   (Min: 0, Max: 400)
Class Code: CBD18T-2

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CBD: Walking Meditation and Contemplation of Memorial Church Inscriptions
Tue 11/06 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Joanne Sanders, Tia Rich
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, Office for Religious Life

Join us in the awe-inspiring tranquility of Memorial Church for a walking meditation. The event will be centered on the inscriptions carved in the sandstone interior walls of this beautiful sacred space. Assembled by Jane Stanford, these inscriptions represent a collection of instructive and inspirational quotes to nourish the soul and spirit.

Facilitators: The Rev. Joanne Sanders, D.Min., Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford, preaches and presides regularly at services in Memorial Church. She has brought contemplative practices such as Compline, an evening candelit service of chanted song and the Labyrinth, to the Stanford and local community.

Tia Rich, Ph.D., Director, Contemplation by Design (CBD), has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into resilience, stress management and career training programs at the University and Medical Center since 1984.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 7   (Min: 0, Max: 130)
Class Code: CBD18T2-3

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CBD: WorkLife Integration: Creating your personal success plan
Mon 11/05 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Instructor: Phyllis Stewart Pires
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP, WorkLife

This interactive workshop will explore the challenges of integrating our 24/7 work demands with the rest of our lives. This session will include insights from the WorkLife Office’s coaching of hundreds of Stanford community members, strategies for managing the multiple demands on our time and energy, and how to start on a personalized plan for action.This informative session will also address intentional choices, purposeful decision making, and accepting what life is in the current moment.

Instructor: Phyllis Stewart Pires, Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy at Stanford, designs and manages programs that support the Stanford community in navigating the competing demands of work, study, personal and family lives. These include a large system of early education programs, life-cycle support services, and peer-mentor circles leveraging original worklife integration content. She has worked with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research on a variety of women’s leadership and diversity initiatives and was selected as a 2016-17 Beyond Bias Fellow. Phyllis founded the award-winning Family Services programs at Cisco and her career in the technology sector included a variety of HR, communications, and diversity roles, including serving as the Global Head of Diversity for SAP.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 31   (Min: 0, Max: 166)
Class Code: CBD18M-2

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CBD: [Keynote by Joan Halifax] Standing at the Edge: Finding freedom where fear and courage meet
Thu 11/01 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Joan Halifax
Location: Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall)
BeWell Berry

PLEASE NOTE: The registration for this Contemplation By Design session is being managed by the Stanford Tic†ket Office (STO). Please register at the STO's Joan Halifax registration page. Thank you.

Sponsored by: HIP, Office for Religious Life

We will explore five psychological territories called Edge States—altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement—that epitomize strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience. Through the experiences of caregivers, activists, humanitarians, politicians, parents, and teachers, incorporating the wisdom of Zen traditions and mindfulness practices, and research on compassion, we open up perspectives on how compassion is the pivot out of the shadow side of the Edge States.

Instructor: Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 while teaching at the University of Miami Medical School. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary Research Fellow in Medical Ethnobotany at Harvard University, and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress. More information is available at Stanford Events.

For more information on the CBD 2018 Summit please see the CBD 2018 brochure.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 0)
Class Code: CBD18Th-4

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ONLINE: Headspace
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: At your computer/device
BeWell Berry

Headspace is your very own personal guide, here to help you train your mind. Meditation is a way to give your mind the time to pause, detach and re-energize in order to manage stress, increase happiness and boost focus for sustainable high performance.

Research has shown that Headspace can help individuals learn to cope more effectively with work pressures, reduce stress, and reduce mind wandering. Headspace also has been shown to improve compassion, happiness, and mood. And meditation generally has evidence for improving sleep, anxiety, working memory, pain management and many other outcomes.

With this digital program's 1-year subscription, you'll have access to every meditation and mindfulness exercise in the Headspace Library as well as animated lessons that teach you how to use mindfulness to improve your overall sense of well-being. That means over 650 hours of unique, guided content. Lessons and exercises focus on topics ranging from pain management to relationships to creativity and last anywhere from 2 to 60 minutes. We recommend completing the Basics series before you jump into other packs though. The Basics series gives you a solid base on which to build your practice.

Special Two-Step Registration Process:
Step 1 - Register for the Headspace program at hip.stanford.edu
Step 2 - Receive email from HIP with unique code and instructions for how to access your program

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 44   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: headspace-30

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NEW CLASS: Living With Intention for a More Fulfilling Life
Wed 10/10-11/14 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Skolnik
Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Bodega Bay Room
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Research shows that living a life of intention and purpose provides fulfillment and contributes to longevity. Yet often, our days are filled with commitments and little time is spent doing what is most important to us. This can be exhausting and overwhelming at times. How can we rediscover what is most important to us (our values), and feel more alive each day?

In this 6-week class, you will be guided through the process of reconnecting with your values, uncovering what contributes to your fulfillment, and exploring how to live your life in alignment with your values. Through partner work, mapping exercises, guided meditations, and reflective writing, you will learn concrete tools for living a life of intention and managing the barriers that hold you back. Please join us.

Instructor: Elizabeth Buckley Skolnik is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Elizabeth brings her extensive experience as a Life Coach in private practice, a Leadership Coach within the corporate world, and a Wellness Coach for Stanford’s BeWell and Health Improvement Programs to her passion for helping individuals make lasting behavior change in the areas of decision making, emotional regulation, wellness, and life balance.

Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $200 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 4   (Min: 0, Max: 12)
Class Code: lwi-01

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Tue 09/25-11/13 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Mark Abramson
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Rm 130 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Co-sponsored with the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine.

It has been known for centuries in the meditative traditions, and now widely accepted in western culture, that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects on one's life. This 9-week class is modeled on the program taught at the U MASS Stress Reduction Clinic and will focus on mindfulness meditation to help you gain a new understanding of how stress affects your life, and how life can be lived more fully. Included in the class fee is the text Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, handouts, and recorded meditations.

Instructor: Mark Abramson, DDS, the founder and facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs at Stanford. He has practiced dentistry in the Bay Area for more than thirty years, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and temporomandibular disorders.



Category: Healthy Living : Contemplative Practices
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $330 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 17   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: msm-01

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FREE WEBINAR: Intro to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Sarah Meyer-Tapia
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

We can't always change our circumstances, but we can change our relationship to them. We can?t always take things off our plate, but we can be present and focused on what we are doing. By practicing curious, gentle, and precise attention to the present moment we literally re-wire our brains and enable ourselves to live with high function, low stress, focused minds, and open hearts. In this 1-hour webinar, we will discuss current research and utilize practical, accessible, universal skills to develop mindfulness in everyday life.

Instructor: Sarah Meyer, MA, completed her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2010. She is Manager of Operations for BeWell Coaching at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus. Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly 15 years.