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What Brings you here? Mindfulness & Contemplative Practice in Student Affairs

Custom9:00 AM – 5:00 PMMarch 8 – March 8, 2020

The inaugural “What Brings you here? Mindfulness & Contemplative Practice in Student Affairs” will be held on Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus on Sunday, March 8th and Monday, March 9th, 2020.

This two-day summit will convene a network of like-minded professionals, provide a toolkit of practices, and create know-how on bringing mindfulness and contemplative practice to college campuses.

Summit Schedule – We’ll be updating it with more specific information about the options for each session.

Pre-Conference Silent Retreat: Join us for an optional silent retreat on Sunday, March 8 from 9–11 AM to settle your mind and welcome you to the space. We’ll officially begin at 11 AM

Featured Speakers

Angel Acosta is pursuing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. He studied anthropology and leadership at SUNY Plattsburgh. For the last ten years, he has worked in the field of college access, preparing underserved youth for higher education through the nonprofit College for Every Student. His academic research focuses on contemplative practices, critical pedagogy and youth leadership development. He is currently an education consultant and former Trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. He is currently researching and facilitating seminars on restorative circles and the power of centering healing in public education.

Molly Beauregard teaches sociology at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Molly’s innovative course, ‘Consciousness, Creativity and Identity’, integrates meditation training into the core curriculum of an academic course. Molly is also the Executive Director of the Tuning the Student Mind Foundation. TTSM supports colleges and universities as they pilot consciousness-centered education programs for students and faculty. Molly has presented this template for learning at academic conferences as well as colleges and universities across the country. Her book, Tuning the Student Mind: A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education, explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

Questions? Email MindfulPratt@pratt.edu.

*If the cost of attending this Summit is prohibiting you from being able to participate, please reach out to us. We will discuss options on a case by case basis.