CBD 2023: In-person Interactive Workshop: “The Power of the Pause” Illuminates the Light Within to Transform Society with Tia Rich, PhD

October 21, 2023 | 10:00am - 11:00am

This workshop is offered at two diferent times—giving you options for attending. Choose to participate from 8:30-9:30am OR from 10:00-11:00am. 
Location: To be announced

Experience how contemplative practices strengthen our capacity to effectively engage in the complex work of creating health and well-being for all individuals, communities, countries, and the planet.  

“iPause to Thrive, Create, and Serve” describes lives that integrate Contemplation by Design.
This workshop provides opportunities to:  
– Cultivate understanding of evidence-based contemplative lifestyle skills that develop wise compassionate competence and sustain moral courage to meet the needs of the moment.   
– Develop a contemplative lifestyle inlcuding practices such as loving-kindness cultivation, moral engagement, breath-based movement, mindfulness meditation, compassionate communication, and transformative service. 
– Create a Personal Action Plan for greater equanimity, insight, empathy, kindness, and wise compassionate action.  

Join us and enjoy becoming more fully equipped to address the societal challenges and meaningful causes to which you are dedicated.

Scholars have pointed to the role of American colleges and universities as embodied places of societal values and aspirations, reflecting both academic traditions and heritages alongside social and scientific change and innovation. Campus communities can engender positive outcomes including skills for inter- and intra-personal relationships, moral courage, and civic engagement. Collectively, these outcomes can contribute to individual and community health and well-being, and to thriving functional democracies.

Tia Rich, PhD, MA, MSW, is the founder and director of the Stanford School of Medicine’s Contemplation by Design® program. As the principal lecturer for Stanford School of Medicine’s Applied Contemplative Science concentration in Community Health and Prevention Research, Dr. Rich teaches and mentors Stanford undergraduate and graduate students. Academic classes she teaches include: Contemplative Science, Applying Contemplative Practices, Contemplative Competence for Sustainability of Public and Planetary Health and Well-being, and Translating Contemplative Science into Timely Community Programming. She also offers co-curricular classes through the Stanford Healthy Living program, including the "The Power of the Pause" contemplative retreat for faculty, staff, students, and community members. She has been integrating contemplative science and practices into Stanford academic classes and professional development programs following completion of graduate studies in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and in Education at Stanford, and undergraduate studies in Human Biology at Stanford. 

CBD 2023: In-person Interactive Workshop: “The Power of the Pause” Illuminates the Light Within to Transform Society with Tia Rich, PhD is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 20 – Nov. 3, 2023.

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

Registration opens September 12, 2023

Full event information: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit

Location: Location to be announced