Events Calendar

01

Oct

Online Class

Healthy Kitchen, Cooking Together

Research shows that families who have regular meals together are more likely to eat more nutritious foods, feel better about themselves, and feel more connected with each other. Yet actually getting a healthy...

01

Oct

Webinar

Dental Wellness

Did you know that a healthy mouth can protect you from far more than tooth decay? Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a multitude of other diseases and medical conditions have been linked to...

05

Oct

Webinar

Get a Handle on Your Current Student Loan Debt

Graduating with significant debt can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to feel debilitating. Student debt can be complex, especially if you’ve taken out multiple loans. But you can take control...

05

Oct

Online Class

Painting for Mindfulness, Flow, and Fun

Research has shown that the process of creating art can have many beneficial effects on our well-being. Art making can increase our sense of presence, flow, and creativity, enhance sensory pleasure and mindfulness...

06

Oct

Berry Event

Neurodiversity Awareness Brown Bag Session

Sign up for a 90-minute “brown bag” educational session to learn about neurodiversity in the workplace, and the Neurodiversity in IT Program and earn a BeWell Berry! Learning objectives of the sessions include: Basic awareness of neurodiversity and autism Understanding of autistic traits with workplace relevance Tips for enabling autistic colleagues to be effective in …

07

Oct

Webinar

Flip the Script on Stress

With all the media reports on the negative effects of stress, one might think that stress is something to be avoided at all costs. Yet research shows that many of these negative health...

08

Oct

Online Class

Introduction to Yoga Nidra

Learn how to experience a profound state of awareness through the practice of yoga nidra. In this online class, you will be introduced to this ancient form of mindfulness meditation and experience its...

12

Oct

Online Class

Mindful Self-Compassion

Most of us feel compassion for our close friends when they are struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you needed it most? All that’...

13

Oct

POC-IT #IamRemarkable Workshop

#IamRemarkable is a worldwide Google initiative that strives to empower everyone, particularly women and underrepresented groups, to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Learn more at g.co/IamRemarkable. In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively. During the 90 min #IamRemarkable …

14

Oct

Online Class

Contemplative Skills for Personal and Planetary Health and Well-Being  

Strengthen your ability to care for the planet as well as yourself with resilience-building contemplative practices.   This online engagement class, taught in conjunction with Stanford’s free 2021 Contemplation by Design Summit, offers contemplative...

15

Oct

Online Class

Breathwork for Self Mastery

From ancient times, traditions across all cultures have spoken of the breath as the key to mastery over our inner universe. In recent times, numerous scientific studies have shown how conscious breathing can...

16

Oct

Online Class

The Ayurvedic Microroutine

Did you know that by tapping into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, you could halt or slow down escalating health imbalances? If not, this workshop is for you. The answer lies in something...

18

Oct

Online Class

Traditional Oriental Medicine Level 2

Building on the foundation created in the Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) Level 1, this course will provide self-care skills for health enrichment and healing on the emotional level. In this weeklong engagement course, you...

19

Oct

Berry Event

Maximize Social Security in Your Retirement Strategy (Fidelity Investments Webinar)

If you want to understand important Social Security claiming strategies:    Learn about strategies for claiming your Social Security benefit and how it fits with other income sources to create your retirement paycheck.    Register Here

20

Oct

Berry Event

Purpose, Redemption, and the Life Review; Exploring your Past to Make Peace with the Present

In his most recent book, A Round of Golf with my Father: The New Psychology of Exploring your Past to Make Peace with the Present, William Damon introduces readers to the “life review,” which allows for the exploration of the past to redeem old regrets and prepare for a purposeful and positive future. During this …

21

Oct

Online Class

Awakening Joy Part II

"Joy is not for just the lucky few – it’s a choice anyone can make." - James Baraz, creator of the Awakening Joy course. Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized course designed to...

23

Oct

Online Class

Foundations of Healing Touch Course 1

Healing Touch (HT) is a complementary, energy-based approach to health that uses heart-centered, gentle, non-invasive techniques to clear, balance, and align the energy system. The goal of HT is to restore balance in...

24

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

Contemplation By Design Summit, Oct. 25 -Nov. 2, 2021

FREE events will be offered October 25 â?? November 2, 2021, to further individual, community, and planetary health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good.   The 2021 Summit focuses on a contemplative approach to climate change and skills to cultivate healthy relationships among humans and earth systems through wise, compassionate, competent action. …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Contemplating Earth: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing with Sam Mickey

There is great diversity in how humans can relate to the vast panoply of beings composing the life, land, air, and water of Earth. This talk presents an integrative vision of different ways of being in the natural world and the different kinds of knowledge that they entail, such as the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of Indigenous …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: An Astronaut’s Perspective: Earth views inspiring us to care for our planet

As an astronaut, Steve Smith will reveal how his life journey to being able to travel really fast â?? Mach 25 or 25 times the speed of sound to be exact â?? also paradoxically, rendered sublime mindful realizations regarding the power of living with kindness toward oneself, toward others, and toward our planet.  His 3-decade effort …

25

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: An Astronaut’s Perspective: Earth views inspiring us to care for our planet

Event Details: As an astronaut, Steve Smith will reveal how his life journey to being able to travel really fast – Mach 25 or 25 times the speed of sound to be exact – also paradoxically, rendered sublime mindful realizations regarding the power of living with kindness toward oneself, toward others, and toward our planet.  His …

25

Oct

CBD 2021: Contemplating Earth: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing with Sam Mickey

Event Details: There is great diversity in how humans can relate to the vast panoply of beings composing the life, land, air, and water of Earth. This talk presents an integrative vision of different ways of being in the natural world and the different kinds of knowledge that they entail, such as the traditional ecological knowledge …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

Personal Strategies for Alcohol and Drug Management

Recent findings indicate that alcohol may be more harmful to our health than previously thought. At the same time, data indicate that both alcohol consumption and drug use increased significantly in the United States during 2020. If you feel like it might be a good time to refresh your understanding of your own drinking or …

25

Oct

CBD 2021: Indigenous Contemplative Wisdom and Relationship-based Climate Action with Yuria Celidwen

    Event Details: Indigenous contemplative wisdom weaves our human hearts with each other, our lands, lineage, times, and cosmos. Indigenous Peoples enhance a shared identity through reverence to all living beings and the Earth. The contemplative experience that recognizes life experience based on All-Our-Relations creates an ethical and reliable holistic system expressed as caring …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Indigenous Contemplative Wisdom & Relationship-based Climate Action, Yuria Celidwen, PhD

Indigenous contemplative wisdom weaves our human hearts with each other, our lands, lineage, times, and cosmos. Indigenous Peoples enhance a shared identity through reverence to all living beings and the Earth. The contemplative experience that recognizes life experience based on All-Our-Relations creates an ethical and reliable holistic system expressed as caring interactions and compassionate living. …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Intro. to Contemplative Skills for Cultivating Personal & Planetary Health & Well-being

Tia Rich, PhD, director of Stanford’s Contemplation by Design, provides an overview of the growing field of contemplative practices and sustainability of public and planetary health and well-being. Cultivation of the capacity to take skillful individual and collective action to address climate change is the theme of Stanfordâ??s 2021 Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 25-Nov. …

25

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Intro. to Contemplative Skills for Cultivating Personal & Planetary Health & Well-being

  Event Details: Tia Rich, PhD, director of Stanford’s Contemplation by Design, provides an overview of the growing field of contemplative practices and sustainability of public and planetary health and well-being. Cultivation of the capacity to take skillful individual and collective action to address climate change is the theme of Stanford’s 2021 Contemplation by Design …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

Sitting Space – Meditation led by Stanford Students

Sitting Space is a student-led meditation group that aims to foster meditative practices and conversation about the benefits of meditation. Each week, students will lead a guided meditation for approximately 20-30 minutes.  CIRCLE Common Room is on the 3rd floor of Old Union. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. After exiting the elevator, turn …

25

Oct

Wellness Event

Flu Clinic: Hopkins Marine Station

FREE FLU VACCINATIONS will be available for the Stanford community through the Stanford University Occupational Health Center and Vaden Health Center.  COVID-19 Precautions at Flu Clinics Face Masks: Face masks must be worn at all times. Health Check: Faculty, staff, postdocs and students must have a green badge in Health Check. Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation: Retirees and …

25

Oct

Webinar

Personal Strategies for Alcohol and Drug Management

Recent findings indicate that alcohol may be more harmful to our health than previously thought. At the same time, data indicate that both alcohol consumption and drug use increased significantly in the United...

26

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Awakening Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

The medicine our world calls for is compassion; we need to love ourselves and each other into healing.  While compassion arises naturally, the flowering of full, mature compassionâ??Radical Compassionâ??requires training. This talk focuses on the RAIN meditation, a four-step weave of mindfulness and self-compassion that brings healing to difficult emotions. RAIN is an acronym for a four-step process: recognize, allow, …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Inner Transformation and Sustainability with Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler, Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies and director of the Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program will explore the topic of inner transformation from the perspective of sustainability. She will address questions including: What do we currently know about the interplay of inner transformation and sustainability? And what is needed …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Weaving the Web of Meaning: Sustainable Flourishing Rooted in Recognizing Interrelatedness

Our dominant worldview tells us we’re split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world. This worldview has passed its expiration date: it’s based on a series of flawed assumptions that have been superseded by modern scientific findings. In this talk, based on themes from his new book, …

26

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Awakening Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

    Event Details: The medicine our world calls for is compassion; we need to love ourselves and each other into healing.  While compassion arises naturally, the flowering of full, mature compassion—Radical Compassion—requires training. This talk focuses on the RAIN meditation, a four-step weave of mindfulness and self-compassion that brings healing to difficult emotions. RAIN is an acronym for a …

26

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Weaving the Web of Meaning: Sustainable Flourishing Rooted in Recognizing Interrelatedness

      Event Details: Our dominant worldview tells us we’re split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world. This worldview has passed its expiration date: it’s based on a series of flawed assumptions that have been superseded by modern scientific findings. In this talk, based on …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: iPause Guided Meditation #1, Caring for Yourself and the Planet with Tia Rich, PhD

Enjoy flourishing through nature-based meditations and discover how contemplative practices equip you to engage in wise skillful action to address climate change and care for the planet. In this guided practice, you will be offered skills for sustaining a wise open-hearted relationship with all of the natural world. These skills can help to heal the …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

Moving through Change and Loss with a Creative Notebook Practice, October 26 – November 16

In this 4-session, online engagement class, you will be guided and inspired to develop your own creative notebook practice dedicated to processing emotions related to change and loss. With the individual and collective changes and losses sustained throughout the past year, we will explore how the making of expressive art forms can support the integration …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science seminars

Next Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar – October 12,2021: “Toll Like Receptor 2 in Angiogenesis, Regeneration and Vascular Pathologies” Tatiana V. Byzova, PhD, FAHA Staff, Canova Chair in Angiogenesis Director, Angiogenesis Center Department of Neuroscience Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/cviseminars-frontiers Password: 294085 Add to Calendar: Outlook | Google | Apple ***Until further …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science seminars

Next Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar – October 19,2021: “Personalizing Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation” Dawood Darbar, MBChB, MD Chief, Division of Cardiology, Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Co-Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/cviseminars-frontiers Password: 294085 Add to Calendar: Outlook | Google | …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

Camera as Witness Presents the 24th UNAFF

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Presents the 24th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Session 12 (LKSC room 130) 3:30 PM / GROUNDED (Canada, 7 min)3:50 PM / FULL PICTURE (US, 12 min)4:20 PM / THE PIANIST FROM RAMALLAH (Israel/Palestine, 60 min) Session 13 (LKSC room 120) 6:30 PM / THEY KEEP QUIET SO WE …

26

Oct

Wellness Event

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science seminars

Next Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar – October 26, 2021: “Kick-starting Cardiac Regeneration” W. ROBB MACLELLAN, MDProfessor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology, Director of UW Medicine Heart Institute, Division Head, Cardiology, Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research, Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/cviseminars-frontiers Password: 294085 Add to Calendar: Outlook …

26

Oct

Online Class

Moving through Change and Loss with a Creative Notebook Practice

In this 4-session, online engagement class, you will be guided and inspired to develop your own creative notebook practice dedicated to processing emotions related to change and loss. With the individual and collective...

27

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: At the Center of All Things is Interdependence with Dekila Chungyalpa

Over 85% of the world subscribes to a faith. Over half of the schools worldwide are run by faith institutions. Collectively, faiths are the 3rd largest category of financial investors. And yet, for the most part, they are not recognized as a stakeholder group by mainstream environmental and climate movements, let alone as a crucially …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Quaker Values and the Quaker Contemplative Practice of Silent Worship with Steve Curwood

Steve Curwood, host and executive producer of Living on Earth, will talk about the role of his Quaker upbringing in creating and sustaining his dedication to environmental journalism for 30 years. His award-winning weekly environmental news and information program is broadcast and distributed by more than 250 public radio stations. In this keynote address, Steve …

27

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: At the Center of All Things is Interdependence with Dekila Chungyalpa

      Event Details: Over 85% of the world subscribes to a faith. Over half of the schools worldwide are run by faith institutions. Collectively, faiths are the 3rd largest category of financial investors. And yet, for the most part, they are not recognized as a stakeholder group by mainstream environmental and climate movements, …

27

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Quaker Values and the Quaker Contemplative Practice of Silent Worship with Steve Curwood

Event Details: Steve Curwood, host and executive producer of Living on Earth, will talk about the role of his Quaker upbringing in creating and sustaining his dedication to environmental journalism for 30 years. His award-winning weekly environmental news and information program is broadcast and distributed by more than 250 public radio stations. In this keynote address, Steve will …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021:Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet, Thich Nhat Hanh’s new book, a talk with his monastics

Thich Nhat Hanhâ??s monastics Brother Phap Huu and Sister True Dedication will offer insights regarding the following questions: How can we engage to help society and the planet, without burning out? How can we know what to do, and what not to do, to really help? How can we handle deep feelings of climate anxiety, …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

Happy Gut, Happy Life – Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), October 27 – November 17

Are digestive issues interfering with your life? If so, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder that affects your intestines. Signs and symptoms of IBS can include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. In this 4-session online engagement class, we will examine what is happening in the gut …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

Life’s Purpose Workshop – Live a Healthier, More Purpose-Driven Life, October 27 – November 17

Do you ever feel a need for greater professional or personal fulfillment? In the past few decades, studies on longevity have shown that people who live a â??purpose-driven lifeâ? not only find more meaning and fulfillment but are also healthier and happier. In this 4-session online engagement workshop, we will take a methodological approach to …

27

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021:Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet, Thich Nhat Hanh’s new book, a talk with his monastics

Event Details: Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastics Brother Phap Huu and Sister True Dedication will offer insights regarding the following questions: How can we engage to help society and the planet, without burning out? How can we know what to do, and what not to do, to really help? How can we handle deep feelings of climate anxiety, fear, and …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: iPause Guided Meditation #2, The True Face of Love with Jonah Willihnganz, PhD

In the early 1990s Thich Nhat Hanh gave a surprising series of talks about his â??first loveâ?, a nun he met as a young monk in Viet Nam.  Before relaying much of his story, he suggests that if we think about our own first love, will discover many things, most especially the true face of …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

27

Oct

Wellness Event

Flu Clinic: Li Ka Shing Alumni Green

FREE FLU VACCINATIONS will be available for the Stanford community through the Stanford University Occupational Health Center and Vaden Health Center.  COVID-19 Precautions at Flu Clinics Face Masks: Face masks must be worn at all times. Health Check: Faculty, staff, postdocs and students must have a green badge in Health Check. Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation: Retirees and …

27

Oct

Online Class

Life’s Purpose Workshop

Do you ever feel a need for greater professional or personal fulfillment? In the past few decades, studies on longevity have shown that people who live a “purpose-driven life” not only find more...

27

Oct

Online Class

Happy Gut, Happy Life

Are digestive issues interfering with your life? If so, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder that affects your intestines. Signs and symptoms of IBS can include cramping...

28

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Valuing Nature in Personal Practice and Societal Transformation with Gretchen C. Daily

An awakening is underway, to the values of nature and the risks and devastating costs of its loss. Stanford Professor Gretchen Daily will describe new science to quantify natureâ??s benefits to people and integrate them into decision-making â?? in planning, policy, finance, and practice. Gretchen will relate the arc of advances in science, in understanding …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021:Compassion, Gratitude, Awe:Self-transcendent Emotions for Collective & Planetary Well-being

In this talk Professor Dacher Keltner will present the latest science of self-transcendent emotions, including compassion, gratitude, and awe. He will discuss the place of self-transcendent emotions in biological and cultural evolution. Prof. Keltner will focus on how they shift the self from narrow concerns about rewards and desires, to prosocial tendencies, including toward the …

28

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Valuing Nature in Personal Practice and Societal Transformation with Gretchen C. Daily

      Event Details: An awakening is underway, to the values of nature and the risks and devastating costs of its loss. Stanford Professor Gretchen Daily will describe new science to quantify nature’s benefits to people and integrate them into decision-making – in planning, policy, finance, and practice. Gretchen will relate the arc of …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: iPause #3 Awareness, Tangerine Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastics

Meditation is not only for the sitting cushion, but also for while we are walking, lying down, or even eating. Allow Thich Nhat Hanhâ??s monks and nuns to guide you in a delicious and powerful new way to enjoy your morning fruit. PLEASE BRING your own TANGERINE or ORANGE to this guided practice session.** Ecology, …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of deaths, threatened the health of billions, and upended every aspect of society. Its impact will reverberate for decades to come, but COVID-19 wonâ??t be the last global health threat of its kind. What we do next to prepare is critical. Through this ambitious conference series, Stanford Medicine and …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

Primary Care for LGBTQ+ Patients: Take Pride in Your Health

Free and open to the community Having a physician who is familiar with the needs of the LGBTQ+ patient increases an individualâ??s trust and makes it easier to communicate candidly with their doctor. This talk will reflect the range of needs that are more easily discovered and addressed as a matter of course in a …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

MIPS Seminar – Dr. Steven Poplack, MD

The Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) was established as an inter-disciplinary program in 2003 by the Dean of the School of Medicine (Dr. Philip Pizzo) and brings together scientists and physicians who share a common interest in developing and using state-of-the-art imaging technology and developing molecular imaging assays for studying intact biological systems. The …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

Cardinal Careers Fellowships Info Session – For Graduating Seniors and CoTerms

If you are a graduating senior or co-term interested in public service careers, come to this information session to learn about Stanford-exclusive, Cardinal Careers Fellowships! The fellowships provide full-time, mentored experiences in nonprofit or governmental organizations. Hear from fellowship alumni and get tips for your applications. The fellowships covered at this info session include: Community …

28

Oct

Wellness Event

Camera as Witness Presents the 24th UNAFF

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Presents the 24th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Session 16 4:00 PM / MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW (US, 56 min) 5:10 PM / AULCIE (Israel/US, 72 min)6:40 PM / Panel “Mental Health and Sportsâ? (FREE Admission) Session 17 8:00 PM / PRESERVING THE HOLOCAUST (Poland/US, …

28

Oct

Webinar

Holiday Eating

The winter holiday season is almost here. This time of year, we may look forward to joyful experiences and time spent with loved ones, yet many of us also anticipate what can feel...

29

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Contemplative Innovationâ??Designing Technology in the Era of Distraction with Ruchika Sikri

Explore the potential of â??good-for-humans technologyâ? that is designed to support connection with oneself, nature, and the Cosmos. Ms. Sikri will illuminate how technology that cultivates introspection, empathy, social connections, and compassion can uplift humanity and be good for the planet. Problems of technology, such as the ones featured in the 2020 documentary â??The Social …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Your Mind on Awe with Florence Williams

Research has shown that spending time in nature can make you not only happier but kinder, more compassionate and more purpose-driven. In this talk, science journalist Florence Williams will unpack the new science of awe, explaining how experiencing it gives us perspective, makes us feel part of something larger, and provides windows of opportunity for …

29

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021:Compassion, Gratitude, Awe:Self-transcendent Emotions for Collective & Planetary Well-being

Event Details: In this talk Professor Dacher Keltner will present the latest science of self-transcendent emotions, including compassion, gratitude, and awe. He will discuss the place of self-transcendent emotions in biological and cultural evolution. Prof. Keltner will focus on how they shift the self from narrow concerns about rewards and desires, to prosocial tendencies, including …

29

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Your Mind on Awe with Florence Williams

Event Details: Research has shown that spending time in nature can make you not only happier but kinder, more compassionate and more purpose-driven. In this talk, science journalist Florence Williams will unpack the new science of awe, explaining how experiencing it gives us perspective, makes us feel part of something larger, and provides windows of …

29

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Contemplative Innovation—Designing Technology in the Era of Distraction with Ruchika Sikri

Event Details: Explore the potential of “good-for-humans technology” that is designed to support connection with oneself, nature, and the Cosmos. Ms. Sikri will illuminate how technology that cultivates introspection, empathy, social connections, and compassion can uplift humanity and be good for the planet. Problems of technology, such as the ones featured in the 2020 documentary …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: iPause #4 Guided Meditation, How Not To Be Afraid of Strong Emotions

Climate change and the ensuing disease, destruction, and devastation warrant strong emotions which can include anxiety, fear, and despair. Skillful response to those emotions facilitates wise compassionate competent action to address climate change. This guided meditation practice will cultivate your skillful response to strong emotions. Thich Nhat Hanh has said, â??it may not be possible …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

Meditations for Inner Peace and Sustained Resilience, October 29 – November 19

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. – Dalai Lama When we are faced with difficulties, it is easy to spiral into negative thinking, anxiety, and stress over circumstances that are out of our control. One tool that is in our control is the practice of meditation, which research has …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Planet Hope: Species Loneliness, Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Future of Life on Earth

Richard Louv speaks on “Nature-deficit disorder,” as he defined it in his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods as not a medical diagnosis, but a useful term â?? a metaphor — to describe what many of us believe are the human costs of alienation from nature, as suggested by recent research. Among them: diminished …

29

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Planet Hope: Species Loneliness, Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Future of Life on Earth

Event Details: Richard Louv speaks on “Nature-deficit disorder,” as he defined it in his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods as not a medical diagnosis, but a useful term – a metaphor — to describe what many of us believe are the human costs of alienation from nature, as suggested by recent research. Among them: diminished use …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): AKI in Heart Transplant: A Use Case for Clinical Pathways

Pediatric Grand Rounds  Development, Implementation and Outcomes of Clinical Pathways: Building on Experience from Acute Kidney  Injury in Heart Transplantation Presented By:Seth Hollander, MDClinical Associate Profesor, Pediatric CardiologyStanford School of Medicine Claudia Algaze Yojay, MDAssistant Professor, Pediatric CardiologyStanford School of Medicine Session Description:Clinical pathways have the potential to integrate evidence and consensus-based care seamlessly into …

29

Oct

Wellness Event

Meeting Today’s Health Equity Challenges

Join a diverse group of health policy experts for a panel discussion on meeting today’s unprecedented health equity challenges and learn about Stanford Medicine’s new Department of Health Policy. Panelists will discuss how COVID-19 exacerbated health disparities; how lthe ack of gender equity impact families and health; and Medicaid’s impact on access to care, insurance …

29

Oct

Online Class

Meditations for Inner Peace and Sustained Resilience

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. - Dalai Lama When we are faced with difficulties, it is easy to spiral into negative thinking, anxiety, and stress over...

30

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD2021: Attuning to the Web of Meaning: An Introduction to the Practice of Liology with Jeremy Lent

Following Jeremy Lentâ??s talk on Tuesday, Oct. 26 on the themes of his new book, The Web of Meaning, this workshop explores an integrative framework that attunes to the meaning that arises from our intrinsic connectedness within ourselves, with each other, and with the natural world. Liology (pronounced leeâ?ology) comes from the Chinese word li …

30

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Contemplative Practices for Integrating Multiple Perspectives with Sam Mickey

As a follow-up to Sam Mickeyâ??s talk on Monday, Oct. 25 on the themes of his new book, Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing, this workshop introduces practices and tactics for bringing together multiple ways of being and knowing. This workshop includes strategies for cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue, as well as specific …

30

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Contemplative Environmentalism with Paul Wapner

How can we live meaningfully in this moment of environmental intensification?  This session will reflect on the interface between our inner lives and planetary realities, and explore how contemplative practice can assist in finding greater purpose, sensitivity, and sanity in our environmental efforts.  Environmental issues challenge not simply our technological, economic, and political lives but …

30

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Cultivating Awareness Practices in the Wisdom and Wonder of Nature with Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman, author and insight meditation teacher, will share inspiring ways to develop your contemplative practice in the great outdoors! Drawing from his decades of teaching meditation in the wild, Mark will discuss the benefits of these practices in nature as an avenue for cultivating awareness and waking up to our interconnectedness. The natural world is …

30

Oct

Berry Event

CBD2021: Attuning to the Web of Meaning: An Introduction to the Practice of Liology with Jeremy Lent

Event Details: Following Jeremy Lent’s talk on Tuesday, Oct. 26 on the themes of his new book, The Web of Meaning, this workshop explores an integrative framework that attunes to the meaning that arises from our intrinsic connectedness within ourselves, with each other, and with the natural world. Liology (pronounced lee?ology) comes from the Chinese word li that means …

30

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Contemplative Environmentalism with Paul Wapner

  Event Details: How can we live meaningfully in this moment of environmental intensification?  This session will reflect on the interface between our inner lives and planetary realities, and explore how contemplative practice can assist in finding greater purpose, sensitivity, and sanity in our environmental efforts.  Environmental issues challenge not simply our technological, economic, and …

30

Oct

CBD 2021: Contemplative Practices for Integrating Multiple Perspectives with Sam Mickey

Event Details: As a follow-up to Sam Mickey’s talk on Monday, Oct. 25 on the themes of his new book, Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing, this workshop introduces practices and tactics for bringing together multiple ways of being and knowing. This workshop includes strategies for cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue, as well as specific exercises …

30

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Cultivating Awareness Practices in the Wisdom and Wonder of Nature with Mark Coleman

Event Details: Mark Coleman, author and insight meditation teacher, will share inspiring ways to develop your contemplative practice in the great outdoors! Drawing from his decades of teaching meditation in the wild, Mark will discuss the benefits of these practices in nature as an avenue for cultivating awareness and waking up to our interconnectedness. The natural …

30

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: iPause #5 Zen and the Art of Walking Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastics

To help society and the planet, to really help with discerning insightâ??knowing what to do, and what not to do day after dayâ??take steps in walking meditation. Learn to arrive into life in the present moment by cultivating Thich Nhat Hanhâ??s powerful technique of mindful walking. Enjoy live guidance from the monks and nuns living …

30

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

31

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature with Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the â??realâ? life that lies outside, but, when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Psychiatrist Sue Stuart-Smith, author …

31

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Practice Workshop with Mark Coleman

Meditation in nature can help us to connect more deeply to our environment, to each other, and to ourselves. Through a variety of guided nature-based practice, Mark will lead participants in fostering this connection to the natural world. Being outdoors with a contemplative awareness, we can sense how we are held and nourished by the …

31

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature with Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith

Event Details: The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside, but, when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Psychiatrist Sue …

31

Oct

Berry Event

CBD 2021: Awake in the Wild Nature Meditation Practice Workshop with Mark Coleman

Event Details: Meditation in nature can help us to connect more deeply to our environment, to each other, and to ourselves. Through a variety of guided nature-based practice, Mark will lead participants in fostering this connection to the natural world. Being outdoors with a contemplative awareness, we can sense how we are held and nourished …

31

Oct

Wellness Event

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders exhibit

In response to the precipitous increase in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes throughout the United States, the staff of Stanford Libraries created the Rise Up against AAPI exhibit which focuses on the history of systemic racism against the AAPI community. The aim of this exhibit is to help educate our community and …

31

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: No One Can Purify Another: When Yoga is Property, But God is Change

Did you imagine you could purify another? In this sermon on abiding by change, Roopa draws a radical thru-line from the Dhammapada, a central Buddhist text, to Octavia Butlerâ??s, Parable of the Sower. She expands upon the line (Dhammapada, The Self, Chapter 12: 166), â??No one can purify another.â? Roopa asks: Can we reconcile the …

31

Oct

Wellness Event

CBD 2021: Guided Meditation in Memorial Church, Breathe Like Water: Sending a Deep Breath to Empathy

Water is a site of profound beauty and suffering; a site in need of empathy. In this guided meditation, Roopa draws upon the metta, or loving-kindness tradition. Participants will be invited to pour an inhale into the body, like a vessel filling with pure, clean water. In the exhale, the body empties its vessel, and …