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Speaking Their Language: The Power of Contemplative Practices in the University Classroom

When Professor Emily Scida taught mindfulness practices to graduate students headed into language education, she was excited to see their anxiety decrease and self-care increase. Then she saw their academic performance improve too. 

Student Flourishing Initiative: Tools for School and Life

Researchers from three universities designed a course on human flourishing and contemplative practices for new undergrads, who are often overwhelmed by major transitions. These faculty are hoping that this will help students manage stress, and better realize their goals.

Bringing Contemplation to Life—Kirsten Gelsdorf

After years of international humanitarian work in the wake of earthquakes, tsunamis, and war, Kirsten Gelsdorf found that meditation helped her process experiences and restored her to health. Now she equipping students before they deploy.  We sat down with Kirsten to find out more about her life, her story, her practice.

CSC's Class is Helping First-Year Students Start College Off Right

CSC is partnering to help first-year students thrive academically, mentally and socially – during school and throughout their lives.

Tish Jennings' Dialogue With the Dalai Lama: A 15-Year Journey in Mindfulness and Education

“My wish is that, one day, formal education will pay attention to the education of the heart..."

Spring 2018 CSC Speaker Series

Announcing New Talks by Sharon Salzberg (3/20), Gary Kraftsow (3/26), Mick Krasner (4/12)

Contemplative Activities Calendar

A list of free weekly events sponsored by CSC that are available around Grounds during the Spring of 2018, including Yoga, Mindfulness Training, Meditation, Self-Care, and T’ai Chi.

Spring 2018 Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series Announced

Join us for this experiential 6-session series featuring contemplative practices from diverse contemplative practices. Held at the University’s iconic Rotunda, sessions include mindfulness and compassion meditation; bridging separation through sacred movement and storytelling; sound meditation; and medical and therapeutic yoga.

Contemplative Learning at UVA

Click here to view our recent video on Contemplative Learning at the University. 

Compassionate Schools Project

Contemplation in K-12 Education