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

October 30, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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 for integrating different perspectives. In this integrative approach to perspective taking, contemplative exercises allow you to attune to the psychological dynamics of other individuals, the social dynamics of different communities, and the environmental conditions of the life, land, air, and water of Earth. These exercises both deepen one’s own way of being while also facilitating cooperation and collaboration across the effulgent diversity of the living Earth community. Some practices include breath-based practices for connecting with the elements, a dyad practice for managing eco-anxiety, and a mixture of focused attention and open monitoring meditations oriented toward one’s place on the planet. These practices can be done while sitting on a cushion or chair. Participants are advised to have a pen and paper for notetaking.

Sam Mickey, PhD., is a Research Associate for the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, an Adjunct Professor in the Theology and Religious Studies department at the University of San Francisco, and the Reviews Editor for the journal Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology. He is the author and editor of several books that explore philosophical, religious, and literary perspectives on environmental issues, including Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence: Ecological Wisdom at the Intersection of Religion, Ecology, and Philosophy, and his most recent book, edited with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing.

Contemplative Practices for Integrating Multiple Perspectives is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 25-Nov. 2, 2021.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

After Sept. 1, 2021, REGISTER HERE