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

Enjoy the power of the pause.

September 30- October 6, 2020


Please click on the session titles for the full description.

Below is the 2020 Summit Schedule.

Free events will be offered September 30– October 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit.                   

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited. Please register to reserve your place in the sessions. Thank you.

Contemplation Calendar

September 30 - October 6, 2020

All 2020 Summit sessions are online and free.

FRI 10/2/20

7:30-8:15am iPause Morning Guided Meditation session 2, Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA *
12:30-1:45pm The Inner Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Between doubt and commitment, Prof. Clayborne Carson
6:30-8:00pm Liberation Through Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens

SAT 10/3/20

11:00am-5:00pm Workshop: Working for Freedom on All Fronts: The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens and Reverend angel Kyodo williams

SUN 10/4/20

12:00-1:00pm University Public Worship (UPW) with guest speaker Rev. Charles Howard *
1:00-2:00pm UPW “Talk Back” Conversation Session with Rev. Charles Howard *
4:00-5:30pm Breath: The new science of a lost art, James Nestor 
7:30-8:30pm Daniel Pearl Harmony for Humanity concert *

MON 10/5/20

7:30-8:15am iPause Morning Guided Meditation session 3, Dominique Del Chiaro, MEd *
12:30-1:30pm Finding True Ground in Hard Times through Love Stories, Jonah Willinghanz, PhD
7:00-8:30pm Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy, Prof. Frank Fukuyama, Prof. Larry Diamond and Gideon Rose

TUE 10/6/20

7:30-8:15am iPause Morning Guided Meditation session 4, Tarika Lovegarden *
9:30-10:30am Embodied Spiritual Practice: How movement with intention teaches us to pause, Rabbi Mychal Copeland *
12:00-1:15pm Summon the Hero Within: The power of mindset for dealing with change,
Dominique Del Chiaro, MEd
6:00-7:00pm YogaX Gentle Flow Yoga, Heather Freeman *
7:15- 8:15pm P.E.A.C.E. Concert with Stanford Talisman A Cappella group *

All Contemplation By Design Summit sessions are free. If you wish to make a donation, please do so here. Thank you.

*All sessions are BeWell Berry eligible unless they are marked with an asterisk. After each Berry eligible session, registered attendees will be sent a "Health Enrichment Berry Validation Form" to complete and upload to the BeWell website in order to be awarded the Berry. 

** After you register in Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Eventbrite. The Eventbrite confirmation e-mail will give you the Zoom links and livestream links for all of the Summit sessions. 
To Reserve your Seat in the Zoom sessions you choose to attend, use the Zoom links provided in the Eventbrite confirmation e-mail to REGISTER in Zoom. Only your name and e-mail are requested by the Zoom registration process so it goes quickly.
No registration is necessary for the live stream links. However, Zoom registration is necessary for each Summit Zoom session you wish to attend. 
We look forward to being with you in the Summit sessions you attend.