The Contemplation by Design Summit is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary series of events.
Enjoy the power of the pause.
Oct. 9 - Nov. 2, 2022
Please click on the session titles for the full description, which are being updated when they become available.
Below is the 2022 Summit Schedule.
Free events will be offered Oct. 9 - Nov. 2, 2022, 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.
Oct. 9 - Nov. 2, 2022
All 2022 Summit sessions are FREE and online except for the in-person events in Memorial Church on Sunday, Oct. 16.
|7:00-8:15pm||Introduction to the 2022 Summit on Contemplative Skills for Enlivening the Body and Calming the Mind to Cultivate Individual and Societal Healing and Transformation, Tia Rich, PhD, Director, Contemplation By Design|
|7:45-9:45am||Healing Trauma in the Brain, Mind, and Body: A three-session series, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk|
|3:00-5:00pm||Polyvagal Theory, the Body and How to Heal Prevalent Aspects of Trauma, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk|
|7:45-9:45am||Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions including Contemplative Practices and Other Non-pharmacological Methods and Activities, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk|
Taking a Situated Approach to the Design of Contemplative Practices and Interventions, Lawrence Barsalou, PhD
|5:15-6:30pm||Postmetaphysical Spirituality and the Embodied Mind, Bruce Alderman, MA|
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#1, Kum Nye Yoga: The Body's Recollection of Being—Inner Massage, Bruce Alderman, MA|
|10:00-11:30am||Connecting to our Body as Healer, Peter Levine, PhD|
|12:00-1:30pm||Integrating Embodied Mindfulness: 7 Principles for Actualizing the Benefits of Somatic Practice, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)|
|5:15-6:30pm||Body, Soul, and World: The holistic path of Jewish spirituality, Rebecca Schisler|
|7:00-8:15pm||Homecoming: Applying Holistic Interventions and Liberation Psychology to Trauma Recovery, Thema Bryant, PhD|
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#2, Kum Nye: The Body’s recollection of Being—Tasing relaxation, Bruce Alderman, MA|
|8:30-9:45am||Embodied Flourishing in Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Wellness in Connection, Tawni Tidwell, PhD|
|12:15-1:30pm||Taijiquan: Contemplative movement rooted in Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hong Yang, MBA|
|5:15-6:30pm||iPause Guided practice#3, Establishing the Foundations for a Supportive and Flourishing Qigong Practice, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)|
|7:00-8:30pm||Patrisse Cullors in conversation with Elaine Ray about 12 Steps to Transform Yourself and the World|
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#4, Kum Nye: The Body’s recollection of Being—Integration, Bruce Alderman, MA|
|12:15-1:45pm||Radical Responsibility: Integrating individual and collective responsibility for personal and social transformation, Fleet Maul, PhD|
|5:15-6:30pm||iPause Guided practice#5, The skill of whole body breathing and synchronous movement, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)|
|1:00-3:00pm||Radical Responsibility: Skill-building for self-empowerment and personal freedom (Interactive Workshop), Fleet Maul, PhD|
|3:30-5:00pm||Tai Chi, Taoist Movement Practices, Hong Yang, MBA (interactive Workshop)
|5:15-6:30pm||Integrated Holistic Yoga: Mindfully Embodied Practice to Cultivate Healing and Resilience, Christiane Brems, PhD|
|7:00-8:30pm||The Awakened Brain: The new science of spirtuality and our quest for an inspired life, Lisa Miller, PhD|
|11:00-12:00pm||University Public Worship (UPW), "Calm in Tumult," Rev. Aaron Grizzell (In-person in Stanford Memorial Church)|
|12:15-1:15pm||Guided Meditation, Rev. Aaron Grizzell (In-person in Stanford Memorial Church)|
|3:00-4:30pm||iPause Guided practice#6, Pranayama, Yoga Breathing Practices Richard Rosen|
|5:15-6:30pm||iPause Guided practice#7, Deepening the profound integration spirit, mind, and body, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo Rōshi)|
|7:00-8:30pm||The Wisdom of the Labyrinth: Its History, Mystery, and Modern Uses, Lauren Artress, D. Min|
— We look forward to continuing the 2022 Summit experiences with you on Oct. 28 through Nov. 2 in the sessions listed below. —
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#8, Tia Rich, PhD|
|9:00-10:30am||Five-Elements Qigong, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA|
|12:15-1:30pm||Sameness and Difference, Diane Musho Hamilton|
|4:30-5:45pm||A Brief History of Qi, Heiner Freuhauf, PhD|
|9:00-9:45am||iPause Guided practice#9, A Calm Heart: Qigong for the Fire Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA|
|10:15-11:30am||Contemplative Neuroscience, Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD|
|12:30-2:00pm||Internal Alchemy Qigong: A Practical Introduction to the Cultivation of Qi, Heiner Freuhauf, PhD (Interactive Workshop)|
|3:00-5:30pm||Integrated Holisitc Yoga: Mindfully Embodied Practice to Cultivate Health and Resilience Workshop, Christiane Brems, PhD and Heather Freeman, PsyD (Interactive Workshop)|
|9:45-10:30am||iPause Guided practice#10, Effortless Rest: Qigong for the Water Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA|
|11:00-12:30pm||Healing Collective Trauma, Thomas Hübl|
|1:00-3:00pm||Evolving World Views, Diane Musho Hamilton|
|4:00-4:45pm||iPause Guided practice#11, Yoga Nidra|
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#12, Balancing Opposing Forces: Qigong for the Earth Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA|
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#13, Rooted Resilience: Qigong for the Wood Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA|
|7:30-8:15am||iPause Guided practice#14, Nourishing Our Grief: Qigong for the Metal Phase/Element, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA|
All Contemplation By Design SummitTM sessions are FREE. If you wish to make a donation, please do so here.
We look forward to being with you in the Summit sessions you attend.