MINDFUL EATING: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A presentation by Mark McDonough
Pastor, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee
Monday, April 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Conference Center B/C
McDonough gave an interactive presentation reminding the more than 50 participating students, faculty and staff how to 1) quiet the mind, 2) experience the food that we eat, 3) call to mind food associations with events and people, 4) and to be aware of how food is made, grown, processed, and what it takes to get food to our tables. He ended the discussion asking participants to move from mindless to mindful eating.
Mindfulness in Every Day Life
Dr. Paul Norton, Monday, November 05, 3:30 – 5 pm
Raynor Memorial Libraries
While it may seem that feeling lost, overwhelmed, and worried are modern-day problems, worry has been around for a long time. Mindfulness is an ages-old tool that has been refined by practitioners in the 21st century to be practical and applicable to the digital age. Paul Norton will introduce the background of the practice and give us introductory training in the valuable techniques of meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Free Lecture.
12/3: Centering Prayer, by Barbara Prendergast (Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier A, 4- 5 pm).
Centering Prayer is the opening of mind and heart - our whole being - to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Father Thomas Keating, founder of Contemplative Outreach, adapted the prayer methods of earlier times to give us Centering Prayer, a method of prayer that is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer but to add depth of meaning to all prayer, facilitating a movement into a receptive prayer of resting in God. In this talk, Barbara will introduce us to Centering Prayer and its technique.
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12/6: Miksang Contemplative Photography Show (Honors Program, Coughlin Hall – Lower Level, 001, 4 - 5:30 pm). View the wonderful and miraculous perceptions of a semester-long exploration of Mindfulness in Photography.