The Practice of Contemplation

"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower; hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour" ­ William Blake

Discover how contemplation can contribute to peace and ease in the midst of hectic student life. This one-hour workshop invites students to explore contemplative practices that can become an enduring foundation for self-care. Activities will include guided meditation, reflective journaling and mindful engagement with visual art.

For millennia practitioners of various wisdom traditions have engaged in techniques of opening to ³something more,² be it the present moment, the Mystery, or the desire to see life clearly, and such contemplative practices are now being scientifically shown to support wellness and everyday resilience. Explore for yourself how pausing to connect to what is most important to you can enhance your quality of life.


  • Caitie Daphtary, Seminary Intern, Office for Religious Life
  • Katie Newll, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, HIP
  • Tia Rich, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, HIP
  • Rev. Joanne Sanders, Associate Dean for Religious Life
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 19:00
Windhover, 370 Santa Teresa St Stanford, CA 94305
Event Sponsor: 
Office for Religious Life
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