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July 2018

墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

July 25 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct…

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September 2018

Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities: An International DARIAH Exchange

September 13 12:00 am

This 3-day conference will highlight ongoing work in the European Union’s Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and how these projects and initiatives could potentially intersect with Digital Humanities initiatives in the North American academic community, particularly on the West Coast.  This is the first of three DARIAH dissemination workshops: the second will take place at the Library of Congress in October 2018, and the third in March 2019 at the Australian National Data Service in Adelaide, Australia.…

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October 2018

2018 Contemplation by Design Summit: Oct 30 – Nov 8

October 30 12:00 am

SAVE THE DATES Free events will be offered Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, 2018 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2018 Summit schedule is posted in September at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php

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CBD 2018: Using Fiction and Poetry to Deepen Your Presence to Life

October 30 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Like meditation, fiction and poetry have long been a vehicle for creating greater presence to ourselves, others, and our world. In this workshop, you will explore how to turn your encounters with stories into contemplative practices, with many of the same benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices. Join us to experience how to use fiction and poetry to reflect deeply and create more intimacy in all of your relationships. Instructor: Jonah Willihnganz, M.F.A., Ph.D., has taught literature and writing at…

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November 2018

CBD 2018: Keynote with Roshi Joan Halifax – Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet

November 1 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for this Contemplation By Design keynote event will be available in September along with tickets to all other Contemplation By Design Summit sessions. Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 while teaching at the University of Miami Medical School. She has lectured on the subject…

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CBD 2018: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection

November 1 9:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Join us for meditation and reflective discussion after Roshi Joan Halifax’s talk at Memorial Church, led by Carole Pertofsky and Andrew Todhunter, two community leaders in contemplative practice at Stanford. Carole is Director of Wellness and Health Promotion student Services at Stanford University, where she teaches courses about the science and art of happiness, emotional intelligence, resilience and well-being. Carole is a national speaker, professional consultant, leadership and wellness coach, and seminar leader. When she isn’t teaching, coaching, or speaking,…

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CBD 2018: Presence Under Pressure: The playful gift of the improviser’s mindset

November 2 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Improvisers have the reputation of being fast and funny. But the true value of practicing collaborative creativity is the opportunity to develop your powers of listening, suspending judgement, and paying attention to the moment. There is a quality of human play, often suppressed after childhood, that is essential for creativity, connection and joy. Instructor: Dan Klein is a lecturer in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, as well as the Graduate School of Business. He teaches workshops on creativity,…

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H. K. Gruber’s Frankenstein: St. Lawrence String Quartet and Friends

November 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Breakaway contemporary Viennese composer Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein mixes his classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Gruber has sung the narrative chansonnier role a thousand times, often with the BBC Philharmonic, where he is conductor. Now baritone Tyler Duncan and percussionist Dustin Donahue join the St. Lawrence String Quartet and other musicians for…

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Gish Jen Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

November 5 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Part of the Lane Lecture Series Her awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  She received a Lannan Award in Literature in 1998, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award in 2003. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Jen delivered the William Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University in 2012. These were published under the title Tiger…

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January 2019

Maggie Nelson Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

January 28, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo by Tom Atwood Part of the Lane Lecture Series Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, and the author of five books of non-fiction. Her books include The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, and The Argonauts– “a beautiful, passionate and shatteringly intelligent meditation on what it means not to accept binaries but to improvise an individual life that says, without fear, yes, and.”—Chicago Tribune. Nelson is also the author of four collections of poetry. In 2016 she was awarded…

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April 2019

Kevin Young Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

April 15, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo credit Melanie Dunea Part of the Lane Lecture Series Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is widely regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. Young is also poetry editor at The New Yorker. Also an editor, essayist, and curator, Young’s ten books of poetry include: Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016), longlisted for the National Book Award; Book of Hours (Knopf, 2014); Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels (Knopf, 2011), winner of an…

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