The Contemplation by Design Summit is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary week of events.

Enjoy the power of the pause.

October 30 – November 8, 2018

Register starting September 11, 2018,

by clicking on the session title in the schedule below to register.

(The session titles will become live links beginning on Sept 11.)

Free events will be offered October 30 -November 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. Registration begins on Sept. 11, 2018 when each session listed below becomes a live link. All sessions are FREE, yet registration is required for planning purposes.

For your November calendar:

Learn about & enjoy Contemplation — the Power of the Pause


THU 11/8

Viewing of Compassion Buddha Sand Mandala Creation at Stanford Alumni Center

All events are FREE!
Registration for students, faculty, staff begins Sept.11th:
BeWell berry is awarded to faculty/staff for registered participation.

On Wednesday, 10/31, the Hoover carillon bells will be ringing to signal the university’s commitment to emotional well-being. All members of the Stanford community are invited to gather at noon in Dorhmann Grove, the Oval ear and Meyer Green to share the concert and contemplative pause. The Carillon concert will also be broadcast live on KZSU radio at 90.1 FM and streamed online at

2018 Contemplation: the Power of the Pause Brochure