Special Afternoon Teachers Talking on "Teaching as Contemplative Practice"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (Around 5 years ago)

Special Afternoon Teachers Talking on February 16, 2009: “Teaching as Contemplative Practice.” Dr. Arthur Zajonc, Mellon Professor of Physics at Amherst College will talk about his work in incorporating contemplative practice in his teaching, followed by responses from Gustavus faculty.

Zajonc currently directs the Academic Program of the Center for Contemplative Mind, an organization of 1500 academics supporting the appropriate inclusion of contemplative practice in higher education. He has served as scientific coordinator and editor for several dialogues with the Dalai Lama: The New Physics and Cosmology, held in 1997 and published in 2004, and “The Nature of Matter, the Nature of Life” (2002, unpublished). He was also moderator for the 2003 MIT dialogue, published as The Dalai Lama at MIT (2006). Dr. Zajonc is the author Catching the Light (1993, 1995), coauthor of The Quantum Challenge (2nd ed. 2005), and coeditor of Goethe’s Way of Science (1998).

This afternoon Teachers Talking will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with wine and light appetizers in the St. Peter Room.

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