Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self and Planet


Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1

Lama Foundation
San Cristobal, New Mexico, USA

Cost: $960

Environmental dilemmas are among the most profound challenges facing humanity.  This workshop focuses on how we can best teach college and university students at this historic moment of environmental intensification.  Specifically, it explores ways of using contemplative practices—meditation, yoga, journaling, art, nature walks, etc.—to enhance pedagogy and cultivate wellbeing for students, professors, and all who work for a sustainable future.  

Part workshop and part retreat, this 6-day summer institute provides an opportunity to step back from our frenetic lives, develop pedagogical tools, and deepen our inner resources as teachers committed to education on a fragile and wild planet.

Faculty: Paul Wapner (professor, American University), Karen Litfin (professor, University of Washington), Jeff Warren (author and meditation instructor), Lisa Schnall (psychotherapist), Nicole Salimbene (visual artist)

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Sponsored by: Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education; Global Environmental Politics, American University