Congratulations to JKS alumn Christopher Mazura who will be presenting on “Seeking Cultural Integrity: Understanding the History of American Contemplative Education” at the fifth annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Conference.
Over the past four years, members of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education have gathered at annual conferences to explore contemplative approaches to all aspects of post-secondary education and to share their questions and discoveries.
During this time, the application of contemplative approaches in educational contexts has increased considerably, both inside and outside the classroom. Neuroscientific research and the increasing use of these practices have been demonstrating their many benefits. As a result, many more students and colleagues are aware of contemplative and reflective practices and are more open to applying them toward particular goals and outcomes.
With these developments in mind, this conference will explore how contemplative practices and perspectives are currently transforming the educational enterprise and will consider the questions and issues that arise concerning the application and adaptation of contemplative practices.