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Contemplative Practices

Hi everyone,

I had an experience this summer that might be of interest to AEPL members–I attended a week-long workshop sponsored by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society:  http://www.contemplativemind.org.  It’s a wonderful organization that is devoted to infusing “contemplative practices” into classrooms and into the world.  They have a social justice arm and an academic arm–I was at their annual summer workshop for academics, which focused on specific techniques for infusing our classes with contemplative practices.  I learned about and experienced everything from Lectio Divina-style reading practices to various meditation/contemplation exercises.  I’ll be sharing some of what I learned at coming AEPL events, in particular our summer 09 conference at Estes Park, and probably at future AEPL NCTE and CCCC panels and workshops.   In the meantime, you might be interested in joining the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education association–info at http://www.acmhe.org. Love to all,  Irene Papoulis
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