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, email@example.com
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
To view all the events during Spiritual Awareness Week, please check the Spiritual Week at OSU’s facebook page.