Academic Programs in Contemplative Inquiry
- Contemplative Studies Initiative and Concentration, Brown University
- BA in Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University
- BFA in Jazz and Contemplative Studies, University of Michigan
- Contemplative Practice, University of Mary Washington
- M.A. in Integrative Health Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies
- M.Ed. & Certificate, Mindfulness for Educators, Antioch University New England
- MA in Contemplative Education, Naropa University
- MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University
Centers for the Study of Contemplative Practice/Inquiry
- Contemplative Sciences Center, University of Virginia
- The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
- Guided Practices, Center for Contemplative Mind
- Wray, Amanda, and Ameena Batada. “Contemplative Pedagogy: Equipping Students for Everyday Activism.” The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics, vol. 4, no. 2, 2017, pp. 29-46.
- Batada, Ameena, Keith Chichester, Melissa Himelein, and Richard Chess. “‘Learning How to See’: Faculty Members’ Use of Unnamed Contemplative Practices.” The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, vol. 4, no. 1, 2017, pp. 143-163.
- Batada, Ameena. “Utilizing Contemplative Practices with Undergraduate Students in a Community-Engaged Course on Health Disparities.” Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Online: 1-6, 2017.
- Betsalel, Kenneth. “A Search for a New Way of Being in the Political Science Classroom: Contemplative Practice and Political Theory.” APSA Teaching and Learning Conference. February 17-19, 2012.
- Chess, Richard. “My Memories, Our Memories.” (Part 1) (Part 2) Good Letters, an edited-blog hosted by IMAGE: A Journal of Art, Faith, Mystery, 2012.
- Chess Richard. “The Sabbath and Liberal Arts Education.” (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) Patheos, 2013.
- Chess, Richard. “To Make the Rest Participate In It: The Use of Contemplative Pedagogy in Holocaust and the Arts.” Honors in Practice, vol. 9, 2013, pp. 39-45.
Mahoney, Melissa H., Leah G. Mathews & Audrey E. Thomas.“Springsteen-omics: contemplative pedagogy and Springsteen in undergraduate economics courses.” The Journal of Economic Education, 53:1, 2022, pp. 52-68, DOI:
UNCA Campus Resources
Research, News and More
- “Three Insights from the Cutting Edge of Compassion Research,” Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
- “Body Practice and Meditation as Philosophy: Teaching Qigong, Taijiquan, and Yoga in College Courses” by Steven Geisz.
- “Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?,” Fresh Air interview with Robert Wright.
- “Cognitive-Affective Connections in Teaching and Learning: The Relationship Between Love and Knowledge” by Arthur Zajonc.
- “Consumption, Well-Being and Awareness” by Daniel Barbezat.
- “Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self and Planet” by Paul Wapner.
- “Contemplative Practices for Anti-Oppression Pedagogy.”
- “No Time To Think: Reflections on Information Technology and Contemplative Scholarship” by David M. Levy.
- “The Power of Concentration” by Maria Konnikova.
- “Reason in the Service of the Heart: The Impacts of Contemplative Practices on Critical Thinking” by David Sable.
- “Reflections on The Mindful Brain” by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
- “Slacklining teaches area kids emotional, physical balance” WLOS.