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Saturday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Intimate Curiousity: Felt Interconnectedness as the Desire to Learn

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I situate the contemplative feeling and insight of interconnectedness in mindfulness meditation as an educational stimulant for the experience of curiousity. First, I elaborate on how the feeling of interconnectedness reflects an educational opportunity to which the objects of learning become experientially illuminated as dynamic entities that exist in meaningful relationships to the student. In this sense, learning becomes transformed from a distant "knowing" of a separate foreign world to an intimate relatedness to a world that becomes alive in its inseparable connections to the student. Curiousity, then, is the educational moment in which the meaningful relationship between the student and the objects of learning invites a closer ontological intimacy and knowing. Lastly, I discuss how to contemplatively cultivate curiousity, whereby the felt interconnectedness is artfully sustained as a container that holds the objects of learning, thus, illuminating their wondrous intimacies to the student.

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Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Table 40, CCA Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01142

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