Mindful Practice & Contemplative Science in Education

Apr 16, 2023 | Past Programs

20 April, 2023

With Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey, Founders, Wisdom at Work

7-9 pm Pacific Time – West Coast US

Info and registration at: https://www.ahacd.org/webinars

Drawing insights from over 50 years of pioneering work in contemplative science and mindfulness research and education, this inspiring session will offer a wealth of practical insights, inspiration regarding the vital role of mindfulness in education for K-12 – and beyond.  

We’ll take a tour of the “mindfulverse,” exploring historical trends in this field dating back into history giving rise to the emergence of mindfulness and contemplative science in education in the Western world that began in the 70s and then to surge as Mindfulness, SEL, and SEE education in the early 21st century. 

This session will also explore the profoundly practical educational applications and intriguing implications of mindfulness and contemplative education as it has expanded beyond K-12 education to play inspiring roles in personal, team, and organizational development and transformation, and in modern medicine, higher education, business, government, military, and emergency services, and sports arenas. 

Reference to the vital role of mindfulness and contemplative education for helping students of all ages develop wise, compassionate, and sustainable life skills, worldviews, and identities that embody resilience, intuitive intelligence, ethical intelligence and discernment, somatic intelligence, prosocial behavior, and a deeper sense of confidence, self-awareness, self-mastery, meaningful relationships, interbeing, intraconnection, realistic worldviews congruent with the nature of reality, and a healthy, integrative, balanced sense of identity will be skillfully woven into this session.

Related Inspirations:

• Mindfulness Pioneers

• Roots and Shoots of Mindfulness

• Mindful Leadership article – clinical radiology

• Wisdom at Work article

• Mindful Nation

Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey, Founders of Wisdom at Work, are pioneers in this field and were among the very first people in the modern world to introduce mindfulness and contemplative science into education, medicine, sports, emergency services, and business, developing the first “mindful organizations” beginning in the 1970s.  They are classically trained in multiple mindfulness traditions, and have studied with respected teachers from many contemplative traditions. The Leveys have introduced mindful practice to a wide range of audiences around the world since the mid 1970s, teaching in Bhutan, India, Thailand, Taiwan, the Middle East, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and North America. More info at: Mindfulness Pioneers