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October 2019

Contemplation By Design Summit

October 29 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free events will be offered Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2019 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 2019 Summit schedule will be posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php. Registration will open on September 10, 2019. All events are FREE. Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resileince, well-being and…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Tarika Lovegarden

October 30 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Rejuvenate from your life source and inner being by discovering how to become centered in the moment—Here-Now— using your senses as a doorway. Learn to set your worries aside, unplug from non-stop thinking and enjoy a peaceful, clear mind. Instructor: Tarika Lovegarden, is an author, founder and meditation teacher at Lovegarden Meditations, and an instructor at the Health Improvement Program. About the program: As part of the 2019 Contemplation by Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Diana Brady and Sarah Johnson

October 30 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Join Diana Brady and Sarah Johnson in a Guided Meditation held in the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Sanctuary, a beautiful and sacred space to experience interior silence. Please note: Allow time to register as a visitor at the hospital reception desk prior to this session. Instructors:  The Rev. Diana Brady, BSN, M.Div., BCC. Diana serves as the Director of Chaplaincy Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She has been a chaplain at Packard since March of 2013, primarily…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Kafunyi Mwamba

October 30 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Rev. Dr. Kafunyi Mwamba will lead participants in Guided Healing Touch Meditations to activate your own capacity to transmit healing energy for yourself and others to support physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellness. Instructor: Rev. Dr. Kafunyi Mwamba is a PhD Candidate in Palliative Care with Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He is currently a Palliative Medicine Chaplain here at Stanford Health Care with Spiritual Care Service under Rabbi Lori Klein. He is a Certification Candidate in Healing Touch with Healing…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Tia Rich, PhD, Director, Contemplation by Design and ME Schnaubelt

October 30 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gather around a warm fire in the crisp night air to complete your day with a meditation practice grounded in natural elements. This guided meditation will enliven all five of your senses through exploration of the five natural elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. This practice will include exploration of the transformative power of fire and the role of the breath in igniting the energy (the fire) in our bodies, especially in the solar plexus and abdomen, and distributing…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Kafunyi Mwamba

October 31 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Rev. Dr. Kafunyi Mwamba will lead participants in Guided Healing Touch Meditations to activate your own capacity to transmit healing energy for yourself and others to support physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellness. Instructor: Rev. Dr. Kafunyi Mwamba is a PhD Candidate in Palliative Care with Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He is currently a Palliative Medicine Chaplain here at Stanford Health Care with Spiritual Care Service under Rabbi Lori Klein. He is a Certification Candidate in Healing Touch with Healing…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Robert Cusick

October 31 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Robert Cusick will lead participants in a guided meditation session on the theme and intersection of “mindfulness in the service of cultivating compassion for self and others.” Instructor: Robert Cusick is a Certified Sr. Stanford CCTTM (Compassion Cultivation Training) Instructor, Grief Counselor at Kara and a lecturer in Stanford’s Wellness Education program in the Division of Health and Human Performance. About the program: As part of the 2019 Contemplation by Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and…

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November 2019

CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Lakshmi Tayyebi and Vera Michalchik

November 1 7:45 am - 8:30 am

In the practice of meditation Baha’is believe that human progress and the unity of humankind would not be possible without reflection and contemplation. When “meditation is bathed in the inner light and characterized with divine attributes, the results are confirmed”.  We will guide a meditation on the oneness of creation, using phrases that reflect and bring our attention to the unity of humanity. Instructors:  Lakshmi Tayyebi is an Application Analyst in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Over the…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Mark Abramson, DDS, DABOP, DABDSM, DABOM, FAACP, TMJ,

November 1 7:45 am - 8:30 am

This guided meditation takes one through the practice of mindful awareness using the awareness of breathing as an anchor for staying in the moment and tuning into the sensory experiences of the body, of sounds, and even of thoughts that arise as one pays attention within oneself. Instructor: Mark Abramson, DDS, DABOP, DABDSM, DABOM, FAACP, TMJ, and Dental Sleep Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, Director of Stanford Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic. …

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Fred Luskin

November 1 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Practices will focus on enhancing the positive qualities of awe, gratitude, and compassion. Instructor: Fred Luskin, PhD, Director of the Sanford University Forgiveness Project, Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford, Professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Affiliate Faculty member of the Greater Good Scuence Center.  About the program: As part of the 2019 Contemplation by Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford…

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CBD 2019: Guided Meditation with Andrew Todhunter for Stanford Undergraduates

November 4 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Designed for undergraduate students. In this session, we will learn a simple meditation practice in which we focus on the breath, followed by Q&A and discussion. Instructor: Andrew Todhunter is a writer, filmmaker, and lecturer at Stanford. He has authored three books, including the PEN USA Literary Award-winning A Meal Observed, and dozens of articles for national publications including National Geographic, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. At Stanford, he co-founded the Senior Reflection creative capstone program in Biology,…

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