Events: 5th 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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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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Meditation Toolkit – Prepare the Mind and Body for a Deeper Experience_1250781

October 02, 2020 | 12:00pm

Have you ever found yourself struggling to calm the mind or clear your thoughts during meditation? The first step towards a profound meditation experience is complete relaxation of body and mind. Often the stress we store in our bodies holds us back from experiencing the deep calm within. In this two-session online class, we will …
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CBD 2020: Finding True Ground in Hard Times through Love Stories

October 05, 2020 | 12:30pm

We normally think of love stories as guides or reassurances about the presence of love in our world, but in this session we’ll look at how they also help us meet the kind of wider upheavals many of us are experiencing right now—social, economic, public health.  We will explore how some of the oldest, simplest …
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Comfort Foods Made Healthier – Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing_1250774

October 05, 2020 | 05:00pm

Join us for our new fall virtual cooking class series to learn how to enjoy the comfort foods you crave in a healthier way. Studies show that we consume three times the recommended daily limit of added sugar, contributing to a number of health risks including weight gain, type 2 diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels, and …
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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 05, 2020 | 07:00pm

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning. Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out …