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Friday, November 8 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Contemplative Reading as Radical Wellbeing

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“Reading,” for many people, is merely a way to “get information.” This panel explores contemplative reading as a counter-practice to such instrumentalist tendencies. Panelists will describe three contexts to probe the fashioning of the self that contemplative reading crafts. What does it look like to read contemplatively for Ph.D coursework, exams, and dissertation projects? As teachers, how might lectio divina improve our capacity to be present with students’ transformative experiences as we read course assessments? As a personal practice, how can such reading engage the metaphors of decolonization and reinhabitation of the self? Each presenter identifies contemplative reading as an act of radical wellbeing that supports the student, teacher, and individual-in/as-community. Through facilitated conversation, all present in the room will have an opportunity to share experiences so we may expand our understanding of this powerful personal practice.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EST
162-75 Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01070

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