CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

September 30, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | online

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored. Contemplative practices (CP) cultivate the capacity to wholeheartedly turn toward difficult issues. Contemplative science has identified that CP strengthen the ability to: engage with complexity; bear tension and self-soothe in wise ways; transform destructive unconscious bias; provide effective compassionate action; and engage in deliberative democracy. Join us for this first of 22 sessions in the 2020 Summit designed to enhance your resilience-building contemplative lifestyle and support you in living into the better future that can emerge from the challenging events of this unprecedented time.

Tia Rich, PhD, Director, Contemplation by Design, has been integrating contemplative practices into resilience, stress management and career training programs, and academic classes at Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984. Her creation and leadership of the Contemplation by Design program is an expression of her steadfast dedication to the resilience and well-being of the Stanford community. She teaches the School of Medicine course “CHPR 234: Applying Contemplative Practices.”

This event is part of the free Stanford Contemplation By Design Summit, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020. The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

After Sept. 1, 2020, REGISTER HERE.

Full event information: http://events.stanford.edu/events/885/88511

Contact Email: contemplation@stanford.edu

Contact Phone: 650-725-9930