Mindfulness and Christian Contemplative Practice with Ethel Fraga

Emerson Dining Hall – Faculty Dining Room

Ethel Fraga has been a daily meditator and a student of contemplative spirituality for 52 years. She has made extended retreats with many wonderful teachers including Dom Bede Griffiths, Fr. Thomas Keating, Thich Nhat Hahn and Sharon Salzberg. She teaches workshops on Christian contemplative spirituality and Jon Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. She serves […]

The Pedagogy of Belonging: Disrupting Racial Bias and Supporting Transformative Education Through Compassion-Based Awareness Practices

Mary Lyon Hall - Holman Room Norton, MA, United States

The work of racial justice begins with ourselves. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of our own tribe, and to blame others. The practice of embodied mindfulness–paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way–increases our emotional resilience, […]