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Thu 16

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 16 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 17

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 20

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 20 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 22

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 23

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 23 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon 27

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 27 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 29

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 30

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 30 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

For Daniel Barbezat Lecture, “What is Education For: Teaching As If You and Others Mattered” for Ramapo and Other College Faculty, please click here.

Mindful Fellows Program for Ramapo College Faculty and Faculty of Outside College Institutions

Mindful Fellows Krame Center Ramapo College of New Jersey Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Participants of the Krame Center’s Mindful Fellows Program listen to a presentation by Carol Bowman.

Information on the Mindful Fellows Program

The Mindful Fellows Program, offered through the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living, is designed to offer faculty the opportunity to expand their understanding of mindfulness practice and pedagogy. It is equally open to faculty who have established personal practices, as well as those who are new to mindfulness. Outside institutions interested in having their faculty participate, please contact the Krame Center at mindfulness@ramapo.edu for pricing.

Fellows and Contemplative Studies Information

Fellows will:

  1. Develop or deepen a personal mindfulness practice! Those who are accepted as Fellows participate in an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course offered through the Krame Center in the Fall, Winter or Spring semesters. Tuition for Ramapo faculty is covered by the Krame Center. Outside institutions, please contact the Krame Center at mindfulness@ramapo.edu for pricing. These courses are offered on several day and evening sessions, for details please visit https://www.ramapo.edu/kramecenter/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction/
  2. Experience a mindful community for a weekend! The workshop/retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery will address personal contemplative practice.IMPORTANT NOTE; This workshop is open to non-Fellows including Ramapo faculty and local educators and administrators and former Mindful Fellows.
  3. Integrate mindfulness with pedagogy! A one-day workshop occurs on campus and explores ways of integrating contemplative pedagogy into courses.
  4. Meet with faculty from across the country at a summer conference on Mindful Teaching in Higher Education! Attend a summer workshop/retreat/conference for many perspectives on the integration of mindful practices into curriculum for teaching.
  5. Implement mindful teaching! In the following semester, Fellows integrate mindful practices into their courses and submit a reflective report on the experience. Each fellow submits a syllabus showing integration of mindful pedagogy. Each syllabus can provide a template for other faculty who might wish to integrate mindful practices into their courses.

Contemplative Studies refers to:

  1. The scholarly interpretation of literature related to the theory and application of the many forms of mindful practice across history and cultures.
  2. Rigorous, evidence-based practice and research on the experience and outcomes associated with mindfulness.
  3. The values-based, interdisciplinary application of mindful wisdom to the promotion of the physical, social, psychological, economic, and environmental well l-being of the human community and the natural world.
Criteria and Application for the Mindful Fellows Program

2018-2019 cycle

  • Highly motivated to share and learn contemplative pedagogy. (If you have a meditation practice, how have you integrated it into your teaching? If you hope to develop one, how do you see this influencing your teaching?)
  • Wish to develop or currently engaged in a contemplative practice. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, offered by the Krame Center each semester, is a suggested part of the program. (https://www.ramapo.edu/kramecenter/programs/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction   for details)
  • A heartfelt commitment to the college community as demonstrated by service activities.

We are seeking a wide, interdisciplinary distribution of faculty, noting that mindful pedagogy can be engaged appropriately across the disciplines. We hope that participants will develop an interest in studies or research on subjects with a contemplative emphasis.

Please submit application to cbowman@ramapo.edu by September 15, 2018.

Results of Mindful Fellows Program
“I provided Labyrinth to my students last Monday. It was wonderful! Students shared their awareness after the practice, and we talked about our life. 
 I would like to introduce more experimental and contemplative pedagogy to my classes! I want to educate life skills as well as knowledge and critical thinking!”
Mindful Fellow Seonmi Kim School of Sciences and Human Service

14th Annnual Summer Session on Contemplative Learning in Higher Education

August 5-10, 2018
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Information
Mindful Fellows can receive $500 towards this summer conference. Please email mindfulness@ramapo.edu


To request disability-related accommodations, please contact mindfulness@ramapo.edu.

Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey
201.684.6855
mindfulness@ramapo.edu