CBD 2023: Introduction to the 2023 Contemplation by Design Summit—Enhancing relationship skills for being a compassionate citizen, community member, colleague, and companion with Tia Rich, PhD
October 20, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us to deepen your reservoir of skills that revitalize you and the people with whom you interact. Learn from leading contemplative science researchers and teachers, while also delighting in developing practices that develop resilience and wise compassion to support individual and societal healing and transformation.
In this talk, Tia Rich, PhD, will provide an overview of the Stanford 2023 Contemplation by Design® Summit’s 55 free sessions, offered in person or online from Oct. 20 – Nov. 3, 2023. Learn about evidence-based contemplative practices that cultivate your capacity to thrive, create, and serve. Develop a personal Action Plan that will enrich your capacity to contribute to the health and well-being of your community and country, as well as yourself.
In response to the polycrisis, the 2023 Summit offers revitalizing wisdom and practical resources to build a better future for all. Summit topics include research on contemplative practices for PEACE: Pausing, Exhaling, Attending mindfully, Connecting compassionately, and Expressing wise compassion.
Summit speakers include: Valarie Kaur, Anne Snyder, Chris Germer, David Spiegel, Tania Singer, Michelle Maldonado, Thom Bond, Furyu Schroeder, Will Kabat-Zinn, David Vago, Mathew Fox, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Richard Schwartz, Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Helen Weng, and others.
Guided Contemplative Practices will include: Loving-kindness Meditation with Kodo Conlin, Partner Yoga with Elysabeth Williamson, Breathwork with David Spiegel, Labyrinth Walking i Memorial Church (self-guided), Embodying Loving Community with Gabriel Wilson, Practicing Ubuntu with Michael Battle, Healing with Ancestors for Intergenerational Flourishing with Brenda Salgado, Developing Trusting Relationship with the Human and More-than-human world, with Kritee Kanko, Nourishing Self-compassion through Applying Internal Family Systems Skills with Richard Schwartz, and more skill-building opportunities.
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: Introduction to the 2023 Contemplation by Design Summit—Enhancing relationship skills for being a compassionate citizen, community member, colleague, and companion 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