Faculty & Staff Mind-Body Practice Group

Gently guided weekly gathering & practice sessions

Co-Sponsored by CAPS and The Contemplative Studies Initiative

 

  • 9 Weeks in Spring Term (Join for one, some, or all)
  • Tuesdays 12:15 -12:45pm Practice | Come early or hang out after to connect in a covered outdoor area.

  • April 5 - May 31; In-person or via our high-quality hybrid option on Zoom

  • Location: Dixon Lodge Meeting Room (11th & Jefferson - Meeting room entrance is on the East side of the building)

 

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OSU employees are invited to join the Faculty & Staff Mind-Body Practice Group. Meets weekly for short, simple, gently guided practices intended to offer grounding, relaxation, ease, relief, and clarity amidst a busy day. Practices are drawn from the specific disciplines and training of the instructor, but conferred in an open, accessible way. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness and more inspire the sessions, which are suitable for bodies and physical abilities of every kind. Embodiment practices are gentle and adaptable. Come as you are, do what feels right for you, and care for yourself as you need. Read each session description below to learn more! Chairs, meditation cushions, and yoga mats are available on site, be welcome to bring your own supplies as desired. Email ContemplativeStudies@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-4785 for accommodation requests or for general inquiries about the series. This term, please simply sign up once, and you'll receive weekly reminders about sessions, along with a zoom link to join virtually, if you choose. 

Schedule + Practice Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 5: Locating Dignity when you Feel Like a Fraud w. Kate Gallagher

The phrase "imposter syndrome" has a special relevance in higher education. We'll explore two tiny practices in the longer journey of finding a compassionate and dignified home base, right where we're at in our educational, professional, and personal development. Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday, April 12: Grounding in the present: a trauma-informed embodiment practice w. Jocelyn Kerr

Using a trauma-informed approach that supports the participant’s personal empowerment, this session will be lead as three mini-practices designed to ground you in the present moment and engage with your surroundings in a safe and refreshing way. Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday, April 19: Earth Day Meditation & Gentle Movement w. Ann Scheerer

Join us Earth Week to meditate on a healthy planet and to give gratitude for the healing qualities of Earth. In this half hour meditation, we will look to the earth for wisdom: our bodies as a mountain, our breath as a river, our emotions as the ocean. Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday, April 26: Qigong 8 Brocades w. Tessie Webster-Henry

Gentle, Mindful Movement & Body Awareness. Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday, May 3: Heart Training w. Kate Gallagher

A compassion-based meditation practice and short reflection on the surprising effects of loving attention and rigorous "heart-training." Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday May 10:  Cultivating Climate Change Compassion and Action: a Buddhism-Inspired Approach w. Dee Denver

Forthcoming... Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday May 17: Poems of the Therigatha w. Holly Hisamoto

In celebration of APIDA month, let’s enjoy the songs and stories of the Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women. These poems were composed over two millennia ago, carried orally in South Asia for centuries, and are possibly the world’s oldest anthology of literature by women. We’ll be reading a small selection from this translation, if you want to learn more. Come, sit the feet of your foremothers, listen. Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday May 24: Resting in the Space of the Mind w. Jacob Lindsley

Forthcoming... Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.

  • Tuesday May 31: Forthcoming...

Forthcoming... Please register once to attend any/all this sessions this term.