Mindfulness Matters Week: “The History, Benefits, and Potential of Mindfulness in Higher Education”

Mindfulness Matters Week will be held Oct. 26–30. It will kick off with a keynote by Mirabai Bush, a prolific author and cofounder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Monday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Bush will present “The History, Benefits, and Potential of Mindfulness in Higher Education.”

A pioneer in the introduction of mindfulness into higher education and other sectors of society, Bush will share the recent history of mindfulness on campuses as well as its benefits to

students, faculty and staff. As a founder of the Contemplative Practice Fellowships, she has witnessed the development of mindfulness pedagogies in disciplines from physics to poetry to computer technology. Her talk will consider the role of supplemental contemplative practices, the need to adapt teaching of mindfulness in the educational setting, examples of effective programs, and the relationship of mindfulness to current academic and social concerns, including distance learning, racial justice, chronic distraction, and questions of identity. 

Register for the event.