Contemplative Studies: Symposia and workshop to take place this spring

Registration is now open for the inaugural International Symposia for Contemplative Studies and its pre-conference workshop "Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Strengthening Evidence Based Practice," taking place in Denver, CO in April.

The inaugural International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, facilitated by the Mind and Life Institute, will take place April 26-29, 2012.

The symposia is a collaborative effort among centers and laboratories around the world to explore the correlates and consequences of contemplative practice. The symposia will bring together world-renowned researchers, scholars, teachers, and students in keynote addresses, concurrent master lectures, panels, workshops, and poster presentations.

To see a detailed symposia schedule, click here. To register, click here.

Co-sponsored by the Garrison Institute Initiative on Contemplation and Education and the Mind and Life Institute, the "Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Strengthening Evidence Based Practice," workshop will take place in conjunction with the symposia, on April 26.

The intention of the pre-conference workshop is to bring together researchers and contemplative education practitioners to promote networking, dialogue and collaboration. 

Panels will develop a deeper understanding of the field of contemplative education as well as the nature and importance of evidence-based practice. Working sessions will help individual programs to clarify their logic models, examine ways to gather evidence about the impact of their work and receive feedback from colleagues. Researchers and practitioners will gain insight into each other's work, and advance the knowledge base of the field.

Click here for details and to register for the workshop. 

For information about mindfulness in education, please visit our Education section and see posts from's "On Education" blogger, Tish Jennings.