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Saturday, November 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leading with Compassion: Bringing Radical Wellness to the Virginia Military Institute

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In this interactive session, we will explore the challenges of implementing a mindfulness-based meditation ‘fitness’ (MBFT) program at a small, southern, military college in Virginia. Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI’s) mission of producing citizen-soldiers in a liberal-arts framework interweaves two oppositional pressures cadets maneuver daily: military duties and academic scholarship. Our goal is to embed the MBFT program in this relatively insular and traditional learning environment, and then to expand it to the entire VMI community. MBFT will be the means to creating a just, connected, and compassionate community. We envision a program through which our cadets, faculty, staff, hourly-employees, and administration engage with each other, and with the larger world. In this session, we seek the collective wisdom of the ACMHE community to better understand the constraints and synergies of designing this program. We hope this exchange will also yield ideas that strengthen and sustain participants’ programs.


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
803 Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01104

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