Sign up now for the University of Virginia’s Mindfulness Center
workshop designed especially for law students, “Mindfulness for Law Students.” The
six-week series will meet each Thursday, October 3 through November 7,
5:15-7:15pm here at the Law School. Sessions will combine discussion, guided meditations and instruction, and
provide resources for students to develop their own meditation practices. To
encourage interactivity, enrollment is limited to 30 students and participants
must attend all six sessions. The workshop is free to students. Slots are
already filling – for more
information and to enroll, email Kristin Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to hear hard science on
how meditation changes the brain? U.Va.’s Contemplative
Sciences Center (CSC) is hosting a talk by Dr. Richard Davidson on Change Your Brain by Transforming
Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation. Dr.
Davidson founded the University
of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, and
conducts scientific studies of the impact of meditation on brain
activity. His study of brain scans of people while they were
meditating found remarkably high rates of activity in the part of the brain
linked to positive emotions. His talk is on Main Grounds in Old Cabell
Hall, Friday September 20, noon-2pm (doors open at 11:30); register on CSC's
Check out these books new to
the Law Library’s growing collection of mindfulness materials! Let us know if
you have favorites you’d like to see added. You’ll find these books and more in
the Library’s Reserve Room, next to the DVD collection:
- Peace is Every
Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress,
Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Special: Living Zen by Charlotte J.
Beck & Steve Smith.
- A Path with
Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield.
- Zen Flesh Zen
Bones: A Collection of Zen and pre-Zen Writings compiled by Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki.
- The Power of
Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle.
- The Tao of
Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.
- Kristin Glover & Ben Doherty