December 5-8: Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation
December 26-January 1, 2014: Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara: Village Zendo Year-End Meditation Retreat
January 4-12: Lama Surya Das: Winter Renewal Retreat
January 16-19: New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care: Silent Zen Retreat
February 28 - March 2: Krishna Das: Heart of Devotion Retreat
From the blog, Dec. 1: Who Aids the Aid Workers?
From the blog, Nov. 26: Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium
From the blog, Nov. 13: Metta Data: New Research on How Compassion Works
Video: David Frenette on gratitude
Contemplative Teaching and Learning blog: Coming to Care: Stories for Teachers by Teachers
Education Week reports on CARE for Teachers, Oct. 29: Should Teachers Be More Mindful?
From the blog, Oct. 14: Breaking Research: Contemplation and CARE in Schools
Contemplative Teaching and Learning promotes awareness of self and others by infusing classroom life and teaching with experiential practices such as mindfulness, yoga and reflective journaling. November 15-17, the Mindfulness in Education Symposium focuses on how to cultivate the social and emotional competencies of educators.
The Climate Mind and Behavior (CMB) program applies insights from behavioral sciences to climate and energy choices. In September, the Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium convened real estate professionals to explore successful approaches for enhancing sustainable practices. Videos: 2013 Climate, Mind and Behavior and Climate, Cities and Behavior symposia.
Natural disasters, economic upheavals and violent conflict expose large numbers of people to trauma. Transforming Trauma works to understand the factors contributing to resilience, and how they can be trained and sustained. Contemplative-Based Resilience Training is a proactive psychosocial intervention for humanitarian relief and development workers.