This is the primary Collection in which sub-collections are to be created for the University of Flourishing.
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A practice that directly works with an ability to strengthen compassion towards people beyond an “in group” such as family, friends, and people who we perceive to be similar to us.
An exercise to focus on making one new social connection per day.
Syllabi for course that explores contemplative approaches to learning and knowing in communication and media studies taught at the University of Virginia,
Participants in this exercise observe an object, image, or person three different ways and, each time, write what they “know” about the object.
Writing descriptively about a familiar experience or scene with as much cinematic detail as possible and then, at a later date, rereading the descriptive writing from an outside perspective, looking for subtexts in the language used.
Students sit cross-legged and take three deep breaths, inhaling through their noses and exhaling through their mouths.
The Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics Community Impact Fellowship is a groundbreaking initiative seeking to improve the lives of student athletes through the introduction of concepts of flourishing and wellbeing. The Fellowship builds on the foundation of The Art and Science of Human Flourishing course, and offers an opportunity for student athletes to develop innovative projects for enhancing student wellness. It then assists student athletes in introducing these initiatives into their communities.
The Jason Pickard Fellowship and retreat is a fully-funded co-curricular initiative seeking to contribute to the success and resilience of UVA students at the McIntire School of Commerce. The weekend event, held at a retreat center off-campus, uses a holistic approach to contribute to student flourishing. Students are introduced to flourishing and resilience through a variety of discussion groups, physical activities, and team-building exercises.
- 2016 Virginia Tech Contemplative Practices Conference Papers
- 2017 Contemplative Practices for 21st Century Higher Education
- 2018 Contemplative Practices for 21st Century Higher Education
- 2019 Contemplative Practices for Higher Education
- Co-Curricular Programs
- Curated Guides
- Practices: K-12
- Research Briefs