Events: 1st October 2020

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)_1250768

September 22, 2020 | 07:00pm

This class is co-sponsored with the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine. It has been known for centuries in the meditative traditions, and now widely accepted in Western culture, that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects on one’s life. This 8-week online class is modeled on the program taught …
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Mindfulness in Your Home Garden_1250776

September 23, 2020 | 05:30pm

Rediscover your home garden as a place of productivity, nourishment, and refuge in this 4-week online engagement class. You will have the opportunity to explore your garden from new angles both literally and figuratively through structured activities drawing from traditions of nature observation, agricultural science, and mindfulness that will reveal unique elements of your garden’s …
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Enhancing Resilience by Cultivating a Contemplative Lifestyle_1250770

September 28, 2020 | 12:00pm

Resilience is fundamental to health and well-being, especially in this unprecedented time. Stanford longitudinal population studies have identified that people whose lifestyles include contemplative practices are currently experiencing greater resilience, as well as better physical and emotional health, including less anxiety, distress and depression. This class will help cultivate your resilience-building contemplative lifestyle to promote …
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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 01, 2020 | 07:30am

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to …
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CBD2020: Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias:Contemplative practice to deepen respect & inclusion

October 01, 2020 | 12:00pm

In this session, we will explore everyday implicit, or unconscious, biases in the workplace: how to identify bias, how to address bias, and ultimately, how to make our unconscious biases conscious. We will cover the literature on bias and inclusion in education, academic medicine specifically, and the workplace more generally as we work together to …
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Food Trends – The Evidence Behind Popular Foods and Diets_1250763

October 01, 2020 | 12:00pm

Is that sugar in your diet shortening your lifespan? Should you be fasting every other day for optimal weight control? How about keto? Does turmeric truly improve your immune system? How about those other superfoods? Join us in this 3-session online course to learn tools that will help you discern truth over fiction regarding food …
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CBD 2020: new America: Race & Restoring The Democracy That Never Was

October 01, 2020 | 07:00pm

Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love, Rev. angel Kyodo williams notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” She inspires a contemplative approach to evolving democracy in America and illuminates the collective process of transformative change …