In the Contemplative Exercise you have the opportunity to engage with the same questions explored in Seminar, but through the lens of embodied contemplative practice rather than intellectual inquiry. 

Contemplative practices are a type of activity that involve intentionally focusing your attention on a particular object, thought, or experience in a way that cultivates greater awareness, insight, and understanding. Examples of contemplative practices include meditation, yoga, taiji, writing, and various martial arts.

The goal of these practices is to help you develop greater self-awareness, compassion, and wisdom, and to cultivate a deeper sense of connection to yourself and the world around you. Additionally, they can be greatly beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety, improving emotional regulation, and increasing overall well-being. Our hope is that you will encounter exercises and principles that you can take with you after the program and which will continue to benefit you throughout your life.