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Friday, March 22, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
Along with the marvels of the 21st century come hurry, distraction, and distress and a compelling question: How can we reconnect with our own humanity in the midst of a rapidly evolving technological society?
To answer this question, we invite students, the academic community, professionals, and contemplatives from Education, Arts, Health, Business, Science, Technology, and other areas to engage in a conversation about the future of contemplative mind body practices in our emerging technological society.
Applying the facilitation skills of The Center of Appreciative Practice at the University of Virginia, this conference will actively include all participants in an extended dialog designed to tap the participant’s collective wisdom for shaping our future. We will address fundamental questions such as:
What have we as individuals learned from our own experiences with contemplative mind body practices and how can we extend this learning further in promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being in our institutions?
How can institutions like universities, business enterprises, schools, government agencies and others incorporate contemplative disciplines in promoting excellence and innovation as this century unfolds?
How can contemplative mind body practices build a foundation for a safer, saner, more compassionate society in this technological age?
This conference is the first of a series of regional conferences designed to lay the foundation for growing supportive networks of contemplative practice in and between education, research, business, and community programs through synergistic interactions.
Tim Ryan - Author of A Mindful Nation
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche - Head of Dharmakaya Meditation Organization
Rich Fernandez, Ph.D. - Director of Executive Development, Google
Linda Lantieri - Director of The Inner Resilience Program, New York, NY
Ali and Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez - Holistic Life Foundation, Baltimore, MD
Michael Carroll - Author: Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader
Rick Bowles - Executive V. P. and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Merck & Co., Inc. (retired)
Mark G. McNamee - Provost, Virginia Tech
Charles Lief - President, Naropa University
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Registration includes two lunches and a banquet along with Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Conference Registration Fee is $190. Student Registration Fee is $25. Registration is limited to 160 participants.
Click here for more information and to register: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cpts/