Taqwa will lead a guided meditation that will begin with mindfulness in breathing, follow by quiet contemplation of natural beauty and end with words of gratitude. She will chant Islamic prayers to start the workday with hope, clarity and positivity.
PLEASE NOTE: The November 6th session can be joined remotely via Zoom. Please register for the remote session on the HIP registration page for more details.
Instructor: Taqwa Surapati, G.C.I.C., Cancer Care Chaplain, Spiritual Care Department at Stanford Health Care.
About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.
The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.
You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus at: contemplation.stanford.edu/assets/pdfs/CBD-calendar_2018.pdf
Register at the HIP registration page beginning Sept. 11 (Search "Li Ka Shing" in the search bar)
Free and open to the public.