NHTI is a leader in integrating mindfulness into higher education, and our work has attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in the field of mindfulness.
Practicing mindfulness helps you succeed academically and professionally, thrive at a personal level, live a satisfying life, and connect with yourself and others. This 4-part virtual speaker series invites you to explore how mindfulness can help us address challenges that have become central to our society over the last year. Personal and interpersonal insight can help build communities that foster connection, opportunity, health, and fulfillment.
Read article: “Mindfulness: Good for You and Your Bottom Line“
October 2021: ‘Rebuilding for a Better Future’
- Each virtual session is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. and will be recorded and shared with registered participants.
- Cost: $15 per session; $50 for the full series
Speaker details coming soon!
- Oct. 4 – Vaishali Mamgain
- Oct. 11 – Sara Flitner and Scott Rogers
- Oct. 18 – Jamie Bistrow
- Oct. 25 – TBA
Previous Years’ Conferences
“Social Mindfulness as Organisational Transformation”
Mark Leonard, Mindfulness-Based Organisational Education
Oct. 5, 2020; 5-6:45 p.m.
The pandemic has laid bare divisions in society and the risk of conflict grows. We know we need to do things differently, but we don’t know what to do. If mindfulness can help us understand our humanness, it can help us work together to build a better world.
** Special: Guided Mindful Meditation with Sharon Salzberg
“Reimaging Our Lives Through Compassion”
Mirabai Bush, founder and Senior Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Oct. 12, 2020; 5-6:45 p.m.
Compassion is critical at a time when COVID-19 and other world events call for reimagining our lives. Isolation and quarantine show how important others are to a healthy life, and compassion is what moves us to create a life and a society with respect and care for all. This session will include a compassion and mindfulness exercise and discussion.
“Mindfulness and Police Reform”
Richard Goerling, certified mindfulness trainer, retired police officer, and veteran
Oct. 19, 2020; 5-6:30 p.m.
Mindfulness skills are foundational for the health, humanity, and performance of police officers and police leaders. Working with police and community leaders to integrate awareness and compassion will open up new possibilities for how to transform our criminal justice system.
“Mindful Intersections: Liberation Over Time”
Stephanie Briggs, former community college professor and the owner of Be.Still.Move., a program of mindful/contemplative embodied movement and arts-based learning
Oct. 26, 2020; 5-6:30 p.m.
Through a combination of talk, group work, and discussion, this workshop will explore the importance of developing a mindful presence, investigating thought, speech, and listening paving the way for expanding personal truth, and how these processes offer steps towards transformative healing.
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019; 1-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
“A Mindful Nation in the Making”
Congressman Tim Ryan
Before being elected to Congress in 2002, Tim served in the Ohio State Senate and began his career in politics as a congressional aide in 1995. Tim has a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is the author of Healing America: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.
“How Mindfulness Helps Us Work With Our Craving Minds”
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center
Judson is an internationally known thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery” with 20+ years of experience in the mindfulness field. He has developed novel mindfulness programs for behavior change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, at TED.com (4th most viewed talk of 2016), and in documentaries, books, and news outlets across the world. He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits.
“The Inner Work of Racial Justice”
Rhonda V. Magee, M.A. Sociology, J.D., professor of law at the University of San Francisco
Rhonda is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law and social justice. A student of a wide variety of Buddhist and other wisdom teachers, including Norman Fischer and Jon Kabat Zinn, she trained as a mindfulness teacher through the Oasis Teacher Training Institute of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. She teaches mindfulness-based interventions, as well as awareness and compassion practices from a range of traditions. A former President of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Professor Magee is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. She recently completed a 2-year term on its steering council.
Liz Kineke, producer and writer of CBS series Religion & Culture
Since joining CBS in 2005, Kineke has created dozens of half-hour documentaries covering a range of religious and public-life issues, as well as matters of cultural heritage and activism. Her most recent project airing through CBS, “Teaching Kindness: Religion & Identity in Young America,” explores the effects of religion-based bullying on Sikh, Muslim, and Jewish students.
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