Contemplative Community Week: Monday, March 28

Guided Meditation for ClassesOn Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29, members of the Community of St. John are available to lead a brief Christian meditation at the beginning of classes. Interested faculty should contact Br. John (brjohncsj@gmail.com) and Sr. Angel Mary (sr.angelmarie@gmail.com).

12:30 – 1 p.m. Walking MeditationLocation: The Green (meet at the seal)Meditate through movement with this walking meditation led by Dr. Kelly Shea of the English Department.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Mental Health: A Conversation with Dr. Gregory BottaroLocation: Jubilee Hall Auditorium and YouTube Livestream (https://youtu.be/-puTKQLeqXYMindfulness practices like meditation and gratitude have helped many people to manage their anxiety and improve their mental health. However, spiritually-minded people might wonder how compatible mindfulness practices are with their own religious traditions. In this conversation, Dr. Gregory Bottaro will share what current research and his experience as a Catholic psychologist can tell us about how these various practices promote well-being and how mindfulness relates to Christian beliefs and practices. The discussion will be followed by time for Q&A. Come early to enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Practice of the Day: Mindful EatingEach day this week we will recommend a mindfulness practice. Today try eating one of your meals “mindfully.” Here’s how: https://ro.co/health-guide/mindful-eating/

Resource of the Day: Integrated appThe app that integrates solid psychologically based practices with the Christian faith. Explore spiritual exercises, virtual retreats, videos, journal prompts, live calls, a community chat thread, and new courses updated regularly: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/integratedapp/id1585624770

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