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The purpose of this site is to provide an international hub for scholars, researchers, teachers and students who are working in the rapidly growing field of contemplative education. Its purpose is to facilitate contact, information sharing, collaboration on projects, mentoring students and a range of other activities. The site is designed so that you can register and post your information as well as search the site for colleagues and material that interests you. In addition, it provides a source of information and contacts for those interested in exploring the possibilities of this area of pedagogy and research but who are not yet registered. Both registration and searching are free and so we urge you to register and become a part of the growing and exciting contemplative education community. Fill out the registration form to set up your page. You can post your photo, c.v or brief biography, descriptions of your research projects or teaching praxis, and contact information. Once your page is open, you can update it as new work or information comes available. [ read more ]

Students Learning for a Contemplative Future

We are inviting current and recently graduated students to contribute to an exciting new book project.

Society has developed a rapidly increasing interest in contemplative practices and spiritual experiences both outside of and within traditional educational establishments. Many students at all levels are now being taught a wide range of these practices in the classroom. Some are simply introduced, for instance, to mindfulness techniques for the purpose of developing the ability to enhance study and to cope more effectively with the stresses of their lives and education. In other classrooms their introduction includes practices to develop the insights and creativity needed to develop new ways of personal being and to bring about change in their area of study or performance. Some courses they engage in advanced and in-depth study of traditional texts and techniques, often with a focus specifically on applying them to their professional interests. Their experiences and learning in all of these classrooms will influence the work for which they are preparing and the world that work will impact. [ read more… ]

 

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