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Upcoming conference - Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning

Posted Jan 09 2010 12:00am

This conference is an activity of the Mindfulness in Education Network. It's being held March 19 - 21, 2010, in Cambridge, MA. From the conference Web page:

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for thousands of years as a way to reduce suffering and cultivate inner peace. Research shows that mindfulness also enhances learning and attention. There is growing interest in the possibility that this ancient meditative practice can support education and learning for both children and adults. Many educational institutions, including UCLA, Stanford, UCSF, and PENN have embraced mindfulness as an educational intervention by introducing it into their curricula and conducting research in the field. This three-day event will explore the uses of mindfulness in education.

The keynote address, entitled "From Me to We: A New Look at Resilience and Well-Being," will be given by Dr. Daniel Siegel. From the conference flyer [pdf]:

Dr. Siegel, clinical psychiatrist, researcher, writer, and award-winning educator, will speak about the reflective skills of mindsight and the role their cultivation plays in activating brain circuits that underlie resilience, well-being, empathy, and compassion.

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