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Spiritual Wellness Week

October 30th, 2012
Spiritual Wellness Week at OSU runs Wednesday, November 7 to Saturday, November 10 and includes many opportunities for students, staff and faculty to learn personal ways to manage stress.The event “Sharing Food / Sharing Stories / Sharing Spirit” will kick off Spiritual Wellness Week on November 7. Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Larry Roper, and Dean of Student Life, Mamta Accapadi, will share their own thoughts about the importance of spiritual life at OSU. Then attendees will gather around tables with other members of the OSU community to share food and their own thoughts and experiences around spiritual life in college. This kick-off event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Marketplace West, 8:00 p.m. at McNary Dining Hall, and 9:00 p.m. at Arnold Dining Center. All are welcome.

November 8

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contemplative Practices and Life Outcomes Brown Bag

Four OSU faculty (John Edwards, Winston McCullough, Sarina Saturn, and Michelle Ribeiro) will host a roundtable brown bag discussion focused on contemplative practices as found in a variety of different cultural traditions and research on the effects of such practices on a variety of life outcomes, such as overall life satisfaction, health, and sense of purpose. The workshop will also include a meditation exercise.

Location: Reed Lodge

Sponsored by: School of Psychological Science and CAPS

Contact: John Edwards, 737-1370, jedwards@oregonstate.edu

November 10


Chakra Meditation

Student Sierra Laverty will give a basic overview of the chakras, and provide a personal chakra meditation and balance technique for beginners to eastern traditions.

Location: Dixon Recreation Center Multipurpose Room I



Muslim Meditation

Watch or even practice the physical activity meditation, including the four different postures of the Islamic prayer that Muslims perform five times a day.

Location: Multifaith & Meditation Room, INTO Building



Lectio Divinia

Three Camp Lutherwood staff will lead a station focusing on lectio divina (“sacred reading”), the ancient Christian practice of slowing ourselves down to listen deeply to sacred words.

Location: OSU Women’s Center



Native American Meditation

Members of the Native American Longhouse will speak about a spiritual practice, and their experiences in meditation.

Location: Native American Longhouse


11:30 a.m. – Noon

Paths to Happiness: Meaning & Purpose Workshop

Paths to Happiness education program, led by Winston McCullough (OSU Psych Dept. adjunct instructor), with guests John Edwards (OSU Psych Dept. Chair), Sarina Saturn (OSU Psych Dept. professor) and Michele Ribeiro (OSU Counseling & Psychological Services). Focus of all 3 segments is ways to discover personal meaning and purpose in life. Workshop is interactive with group discussions and exercises. www.pathstohappiness.org 


Guided Group Meditation

Noon — 1:30 p.m. — Yoga class, coordinated by Angie Greenwood of Live Well yoga studio

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Workshop, led by Winston McCullough

Location: First Presbyterian Church in Dennis Hall, 9th Street, just South of Monroe

Contact: Winston McCullough, 541-745-2521, winstonmccullough1@gmail.com

To view all the events during Spiritual Awareness Week, please check the Spiritual Week at OSU’s facebook page.


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