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“Creating a Mindful Campus” at UNCA

ASHEVILLE NC – UNC Asheville will host “Creating a Mindful Campus: Mindfulness in Action,” a conference exploring how mindful and contemplative practices cultivate abilities to understand, appreciate and relate to one another, on March 27 – 28 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center.

The conference will feature members of the community and UNC Asheville campus who work in community gardens, sustainability, community building, equity and justice, technology, evolving religious traditions and other areas, who will share their experiences and their insights into ways that contemplative practices inform action.

Presenters and facilitators include Susan Sides, garden manager and executive director of The Lord’s Acre; Emily Horn, co-director of Buddhist Geeks; the Rev. Teijo Munnich, abbess of the Great Tree Zen Temple; DeWayne Barton, creator of the Burton Street Peace Garden; Sonia Marcus, director of sustainability at UNC Asheville; Jesse Goldman, UNC Asheville junior and founder of Slack-Librium LLC; and Melissa Mahoney, visiting assistant professor of economics at UNC Asheville, and yoga instructor.

Suggested conference cost for members of the UNC Asheville community is $15, and $50 for general public. For more information and to register for the “Creating a Mindful Campus” conference at UNC Asheville, visit mindfulcampus.wordpress.com.

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