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June 2021

ORCID Drop-In Session

June 30 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In November, the Faculty Senate approved a Stanford Open Access Policy that requires all members to obtain an ORCID, and Stanford Libraries is here to help! We are working together to help you 1) create your ORCID iD and record, 2) share your record with the world, and 3) connect Stanford to your ORCID.  To learn more about each of these steps, visit myorcid.stanford.edu today and keep an eye on the Stanford Libraries blog. You can also attend one of…

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July 2021

Artificial Intelligence, Activism, and Art

July 6 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What can art do for artificial intelligence? What can AI do for art? What might be artful intelligence? And informed by critical race & gender studies, what does activism look like in these spaces & communities for creative practitioners and scholars alike? Michele Elam is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Humanities in the English Department at Stanford University, a Faculty Associate Director of the Insittute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and a Race & Technology Affiliate at the Center for…

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ORCID Drop-In Session

July 12 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In November, the Faculty Senate approved a Stanford Open Access Policy that requires all members to obtain an ORCID, and Stanford Libraries is here to help! We are working together to help you 1) create your ORCID iD and record, 2) share your record with the world, and 3) connect Stanford to your ORCID.  To learn more about each of these steps, visit myorcid.stanford.edu today and keep an eye on the Stanford Libraries blog. You can also attend one of…

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September 2021

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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October 2021

Contemplation By Design Summit, Oct. 25 -Nov. 2, 2021

October 25

FREE events will be offered October 25 – November 1, 2021, to further individual, community, and planetary health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good.   The 2021 Summit focuses on a contemplative approach to climate change and skills to cultivate healthy relationships among humans and earth systems through wise, compassionate, competent action. The intention of the Summit is to deepen awareness of the interconnectedness of all life and to cultivate skillful stewardship of our personal and planetary…

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CBD 2021: Contemplating Earth: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing with Sam Mickey

October 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

There is great diversity in how humans can relate to the vast panoply of beings composing the life, land, air, and water of Earth. This talk presents an integrative vision of different ways of being in the natural world and the different kinds of knowledge that they entail, such as the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of Indigenous communities, the affective knowledge that comes with religious love and devotion, the scientific knowledge of a biologist or cosmologist, the aesthetic knowledge of someone listening to or…

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CBD 2021: Inner Transformation and Sustainability with Christine Wamsler

October 26 8:15 am - 9:00 am

Christine Wamsler, Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies and director of the Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program will explore the topic of inner transformation from the perspective of sustainability. She will address questions including: What do we currently know about the interplay of inner transformation and sustainability? And what is needed for this interplay to move forward to reach the goals for sustainable development? Christine will illuminate the gap that exists between the current trends and…

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CBD 2021: Awakening Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

October 26 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The medicine our world calls for is compassion; we need to love ourselves and each other into healing.  While compassion arises naturally, the flowering of full, mature compassion—Radical Compassion—requires training. This talk focuses on the RAIN meditation, a four-step weave of mindfulness and self-compassion that brings healing to difficult emotions. RAIN is an acronym for a four-step process: recognize, allow, investigate, and nurture.  Beginning with befriending our inner life, we’ll explore widening the circles of compassion to include all living beings.   The session will include…

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CBD 2021: Weaving the Web of Meaning: Sustainable Flourishing Rooted in Recognizing Interrelatedness

October 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our dominant worldview tells us we’re split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world. This worldview has passed its expiration date: it’s based on a series of flawed assumptions that have been superseded by modern scientific findings. In this talk, based on themes from his new book, The Web of Meaning, author Jeremy Lent will discuss how another worldview is possible—recognizing our deep interrelatedness with all of life. Showing how modern scientific…

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CBD 2021: At the Center of All Things is Interdependence with Dekila Chungyalpa

October 27 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Over 85% of the world subscribes to a faith. Over half of the schools worldwide are run by faith institutions. Collectively, faiths are the 3rd largest category of financial investors. And yet, for the most part, they are not recognized as a stakeholder group by mainstream environmental and climate movements, let alone as a crucially important one that could change the trajectory we are on today. Over the last 12 years, Dekila Chungyalpa has worked with a diverse group of…

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CBD 2021: Valuing Nature in Personal Practice and Societal Transformation with Gretchen C. Daily

October 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An awakening is underway, to the values of nature and the risks and devastating costs of its loss. Stanford Professor Gretchen Daily will describe new science to quantify nature’s benefits to people and integrate them into decision-making – in planning, policy, finance, and practice. Gretchen will relate the arc of advances in science, in understanding nature’s contributions to a range of benefits from crop pollination and coastal climate resilience to mental health in cities. Through stories, she’ll describe the innovation…

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CBD2021: Attuning to the Web of Meaning: An Introduction to the Practice of Liology with Jeremy Lent

October 30 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Following Jeremy Lent’s talk on Tuesday, Oct. 26 on the themes of his new book, The Web of Meaning, this workshop explores an integrative framework that attunes to the meaning that arises from our intrinsic connectedness within ourselves, with each other, and with the natural world. Liology (pronounced lee‐ology) comes from the Chinese word li that means “the organizing principles.” This interactive workshop introduces Liology as an embodied investigation into the organizing principles of the dynamic patterns that make up…

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CBD 2021: Contemplative Environmentalism with Paul Wapner

October 30 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How can we live meaningfully in this moment of environmental intensification?  This session will reflect on the interface between our inner lives and planetary realities, and explore how contemplative practice can assist in finding greater purpose, sensitivity, and sanity in our environmental efforts.  Environmental issues challenge not simply our technological, economic, and political lives but also our very identities as human beings.  Please join us for an interactive session dedicated to the profundity of environmental challenges and the rewards of…

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CBD 2021: Contemplative Practices for Integrating Multiple Perspectives with Sam Mickey

October 30 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

As a follow-up to Sam Mickey’s talk on Monday, Oct. 25 on the themes of his new book, Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing, this workshop introduces practices and tactics for bringing together multiple ways of being and knowing. This workshop includes strategies for cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue, as well as specific exercises for integrating different perspectives. In this integrative approach to perspective taking, contemplative exercises allow you to attune to the psychological dynamics of other individuals,…

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CBD 2021: The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature with Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith

October 31 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside, but, when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Psychiatrist Sue Stuart-Smith, author of The Well-gardened Mind, will discuss how gardening can answer deep existential needs. She will present recent research showing that connecting to nature alleviates symptoms…

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