There is a conference coming here to Virginia Tech called Contemplative Practices for a Technological Society from April 11-13, 2013! Below is information about it:
We invite students, academics, professionals, contemplatives, practitioners, and researchers from Education, Arts, Health, Business, Science, and Technology to engage in a conversation about the role of contemplative mind body practices for advancing Service, Innovation, Creativity, and Reflection as a foundation for an enriched life experience. All of these fields are seeking solutions to today's increasing complex global, social, and environmental challenges. All these fields share the common goal to create a future that allows all members of the global community to achieve their full potential. In this conference we explore the possibility that contemplative mind body practices could provide a holistic approach to the challenges of the 21th century by integrating the many contributions and innovations from all of these fields while honoring the commonality of the human experience.
A starting point for this conversation can be found in a wide variety of contemplative mind body practices like contemplative and mindfulness meditation, movement practices like taiji and yoga, and creative practices using art, writing, deep listening, etc. In this conference we explore the possibility that contemplative practices can have a direct impact on the academic experience. We explore the possibility that contemplative practices can provide a foundation for health, wellness, and life-long learning which can be carried into the workplace experience as well as our personal lives. We offer this opportunity to the participants engage in contemplative practice and conversation through keynote lectures, practice sessions, presentations, roundtable discussions, and community building. We propose a conversation seeking commonality and mutual understanding for a safer, saner, more compassionate world as we invent our future.
Check out the website and register today!
Contemplative Practices for a Technological Society Website