Event Calendar

Are you an ACMHE member with an upcoming event to promote? You may email your event details to Maya@contemplativemind.org for posting on the acmhe.org & contemplativemind.org community calendars!

Parable of the Sower: Octavia’s Lessons to Ground for Well Being

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Offering a contemplative practice for well-being and self-reflection, Sequoya will center Black sci-fi author Octavia Butler and the 12 lessons mentioned throughout the Parable of the Sower. Sequoya will facilitate an interactive session, integrating contemplative practices and creativity, such as guided visualization with oracle card images, intentions, and guided journaling.

South Asian Identity Development and Contemplative Pedagogy: A Journey Reconciling Spirituality, Culture, and Appropriation

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Using personal story, the speakers will discuss their respective journeys navigating South Asian identity development, the influence of colonialism on this process, and how they have navigated contemplative pedagogy work within a broader context of cultural appropriation, racism, and islamophobia. The session will begin with a brief contemplative practice.

Bringing Contemplative Pedagogy to Campus through the Faculty Learning Community

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In this workshop, participants will learn about the effectiveness of Faculty Learning Communities in bringing contemplative practices to the university classroom. We will discuss the value of implementing contemplative pedagogy into higher ed curriculum and introduce participants to practices that can be used in classrooms of all types.

Understanding Non-Binary Gender Through Mindfulness and Expressive Arts

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El Chenier will guide us through Through loving kindness and expressive arts practices to “come home” to our own bodies and examine their own gender identities. In so doing, we will develop a deeper capacity to connect with non-binary folx, and with ourselves.

Memory as Arc: A Poetic Archiving of Your Archives

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In this creative writing retreat, participants will craft evocative images and metaphors from memories and personal narratives. Participants will leave with a series of short pieces that can be used for further creative and scholarly development.

Weaving the Waves of Awe: Indigenous Cosmologies for Ecological Belonging

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Free for ACMHE members: Dr. Yuria Celidwen invites us to come together into a shared experiential practice of empowerment for individuals, relationships, communities, and the planet by cultivating a sense of responsibility, adaptability, balance, purpose, and belonging.

Contemplative Environmentalism

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Free for ACMHE members: Jillian Lain will discuss the philosophy and practice of yoga in the context of environmental activism, equitable access to nature, and the decolonization of yoga.