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

Enjoy the power of the pause.

October 29 – November 7, 2019

Registration opens here on September 10, 2019*

*Note: On Sept. 10, each session title below will become a live link to registration for that session.

Free events will be offered October 29 – November 7, 2019 to bring the Stanford community together in experiences that further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. Quiet the striving mind and refresh yourself through contemplation. Experience ways of being that nourish and sustain wise, purposeful engagement.

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited. Please register to reserve your place in the sessions. Please see the Stanford Events Calendar for updates on session descriptions and locations. Thank you.

Contemplation Calendar

October 29 – November 7, 2019

Summit Sessions Color Key:
Practicum format with some lecturer (blue titles)
Lecture format with some practicum (black titles)
SRWC= Stanford Redwood City Campus
TUE 10/29

Contemplative Skills for P.E.A.C.E., Tia Rich, PhD at Stanford Redwood City Campus (SRWC)

Healing Qigong, David Wei at SRWC

Prof. Grant Parker discusses Aristotle’s Way: How ancient wisdom can change your life

Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body, Danny Goldberg

WED 10/30

Guided Meditations (multiple locations, including SRWC)

Contemplative Skills for P.E.A.C.E., Tia Rich, PhD

Contemplative Practices for Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Stress in Youth, Victor Carrion, MD

Sound-based Contemplative Practices with Mirabai and Friends

Guided Meditations (multiple locations)

THU 10/31

Guided Meditations(multiple locations, including SRWC)

Mindful Yoga in Windhover, Tia Rich, PhD

Living From Open Awareness: "Waking Up" as the heart of contemplative life, Dustin DiPerna , MA

Cultivating Your Inner Compass: Navigating the road of competing values, Dominique del Chiaro, MEd at SRWC

Identifying the Contemplative Practice that Best Fits You and Your Needs, Jeffery Martin

FRI 11/1

Guided Meditations(multiple locations, including SRWC)

Carillon Concert & Community-wide Contemplative Pause

Keynote-Aware: The Science and practice of presence, Dan Siegel, MD, Founder of Mindsight

SAT 11/2

Contemplative Technology Exhibit and Exploratorium

Healing Qigong, David Wei

1 to 1,000 grains — A mindful holistic process for equity, inclusion and well-being, Prof. Ken Singleton & Fumi Arao

Acupressure and Acupuncture: Self-care skills for contemplative practice, Amalia Reeves, LAc, & Sue Kim, MD, LAc

Body Mapping Workshop, Cari Costanzo, PhD

Resilience, Adina Glickman, MSW

Healing Qigong, David Wei

Keynote Workshop — Aware: The Science and practice of presence Workshop, Dan Siegel, MD

Yoga Nidra, Heather Ford, MFA, C-IAYT

Yoga Breathing for Contemplative Practices, Swami Ramananda

Integration: Contemplative practice in academics and the workplace, Yingzhao Liu

Andrew Ridker in Conversation with Audrey Shafer, MD about his novel The Altruists

Guided Meditation

SUN 11/3

University Public Worship (UPW) with the Venerable Thubten Damcho, Memorial Church

Conversation with the Venerable Thubten Damcho, Round Room, Memorial Church

Guided Meditation in Windhover with the Venerable Thubten Damcho

Savoring Stanford’s Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk

Playful Mindfulness: Improv as a joyful journey to confidence, calm, and connection, Lisa Rowland & Ted DesMaisons, MBA, MTh

Keynote —Jack Kornfield in Conversation with Congressman Tim Ryan about his book A Mindful Nation

Compline and Contemplation, Memorial Church

MON 11/4

Guided Meditations (multiple locations, including SRWC)

Mindful Monday Meals in Ricker and Branner Dining Halls

Integration: Contemplative practice in academics and the workplace, Yingzhao Liu at SRWC

Om Under the Dome, Yoga in Memorial Church, Rebecca Snowball

Standing in My Care Workshop, Phyllis Stewart Pires, MA & Caitlin Azhderian, EdM at SRWC

Mindful Monday Meals in Ricker and Branner Dining Hall

Labyrinth Walk, Windhover, Rev. Joanne Sanders, DMin & Tia Rich, PhD

Guided Meditation

TUE 11/5

Guided Meditations (multiple locations, including SRWC)

Standing in My Care Workshop, Phyllis Stewart Pires, MA & Caitlin Azhderian, EdM

Savoring Stanford’s Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk

Keynote — Dan Harris in conversation with the Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Memorial Church

Discussion Sessions with Rosan Gomperts, Donnovan Yisrael, Roselyn Thomas, or Jim Thompson to Reflect on the Harris and Steinwert conversation

WED 11/6

Guided Meditations (multiple locations, including SRWC)

Savoring Stanford’s Natural Beauty: A campus contemplative walk

Walking Meditation and Contemplation of Memorial Church Inscriptions, Rev. Joanne Sanders, DMin & Tia Rich, PhD

Mindful Meditative Movement, Sue Schmitt at SRWC

Keynote — Contemplative Practices, Social Action and Service: Conversation with Harry Elam, PhD, Parker Palmer, PhD, and Tom Schnaubelt, PhD

Reflections and Plans for Action inspired by the Elam, Palmer, Schnaubelt Conversation

Guided Meditation in the CIRCLE

THU 11/7

Guided Meditations (multiple locations, including SRWC)

Contemplative Concert, Bing Concert Hall

All CBD Summit sessions are free. If you wish to make a donation, please do so at: contemplation.stanford.edu/donate.php Thank you.

On Wednesday, 11/1, 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 kzsulive.stanford.edu.