Mind and Life Think Tank Schedule September 21-24, 2017

Brown Contemplative Studies Mind and Life Think Tank

Thursday,  September 21st

 

Welcome Dinner at Andreas

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 Friday, September 22nd

Morning + Afternoon Sessions: Contemplative Studies: Origins and Development

Morning – Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305

8:45 am – 9 am

Hal Roth, Brown University

Meditation and Review of Schedule

9 am – 10 am

Hal Roth, Brown University

Building Brown University’s Undergraduate Program in Contemplative Studies

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Mirabai Bush, CMind

Getting Started:  The Origins and Funding of Contemplative Studies Programs

 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Louis Komjathy, University of San Diego

Contemplative Studies:  An Overview and the Current State of Our Field

 Luncheon Buffet– Kabob and Curry

12:30 – 1:30 pm

 Afternoon – Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University

The Contemplative Studies At Naropa University

 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Andy Fort and Mark Dennis, Texas Christian University

Creating Contemplative Studies in the Southwest

 4 pm – 5 pm

David Germano, University of Virginia

Contemplative Pedagogy Collaboration Between The University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin and Penn State University

5 pm – 5:15 pm

Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University

Concluding Meditation

Dinner at Yan’s Asian Cuisine

5:45 – 7:30 pm

8-9:30:  Paul Humphreys, Loyola Marymount University

                  The Ear of the Beholder:  An Offering of Music for Engaged Listening

Grant Recital Hall (Grant Fulton, 105 Benevolent St.)

Saturday, September 23rd

Morning Session:  Theoretical Issues Surrounding the Establishment of Contemplative Studies Programs

Morning – Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305

8:45 – 9 am

Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University

Opening Meditation

Hal Roth, Brown University

Review of Schedule

 9 am – 10:30 am

Anne Klein, Rice University and Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University

Contemplative Studies and Teaching the Dharma: Similarities and Differences

 10:45 am – 12:15 am 

Hal Roth, Brown University and Louis Komjathy, University of San Diego

Critical Subjectivity and the Phenomenology of Contemplative Studies

 Luncheon – Catered On-Site

 12:30 – 1:30 pm  

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:  "Contemplative Pedagogy: What We Teach and How We Teach It"

Afternoon – Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305

Each Session will have a 20 minute presentation of the syllabus with 20 minutes for Q+A

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 

Intro Level Courses

Session 1: David Germano, University of Virginia

And

Session 2: Andy Fort/Mark Dennis, Texas Christian University

 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Contemplative Science Courses

Session 3: Willoughby Britton, Brown University

And

Session 4: Eric Loucks/Hannah Kimmel, Brown University 

3:45-4:45 pm  

Humanities Courses

Session 5: Jared Lindahl, Brown University

And

Session 6: Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa Univeristy

4:45-5:45  Humanities Courses

Session 7: Jake Davis, New York University/Brown University

And

Session 8: Anne Klein, Rice University

 5:45-6:00

Anne Klein, Rice University

Concluding Meditation

Dinners on Your Own (Local Restaurant List Provided)

Sunday, September 24th

Morning Session: How Can Contemplative Studies Programs Address Diversity and Inclusion?

Morning – Pembroke Hall, Rm. 305

8:45 am – 9 am

Louis Komjathy, University of San Diego

Morning Meditation

Hal Roth, Brown University

Review of Schedule 

9 am – 10 AM

Ram Mahalingham, University of Michigan

Intersectionality in the Development of Contemplative Studies Programs

10:15 – 11:15 am

Carolyn Jacobs, Smith College

Diversity and Inclusion in Contemplative Studies:  How Are We Addressing the Challenge? 

11:15 pm – 12:00 pm

Take-Away Panel Discussion: Mentors Will Lead

Afternoon

Luncheon – Catered On-Site

12:00-1:00PM