Summer Program in Contemplative Philosophy

Summer 2024
Ukiah, California

DRBU's Summer Program in Contemplative Philosophy is a college-level summer program for high school students (ages 15-18) inspired by DRBU’s unique holistic approach to education. Through a combination of Seminar Classes, Contemplative Exercises, and Arts Workshops, the Summer Program gives you the opportunity to not only think about philosophy, but to embody it.

What is Contemplative Philosophy?

Contemplative Philosophy is rooted in the idea that philosophy is not just an intellectual pursuit, but an embodied practice that we engage with in our day to day lives. Drawing on both Western and Eastern philosophical traditions, it offers profound insights into the human condition and provides practical tools for self-reflection, personal growth, and inner transformation. 
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About the Program 

The Seminar
Learn to ask the questions that are important to you as you delve into college-level discussion centered around important philosophical and spiritual texts. 

The Contemplative Exercises

Put what you study into practice as you develop greater self-awareness, compassion, and wisdom.

The Arts Workshop

Tap into the depths of your creativity while cultivating mindfulness and a profound connection with the present moment.

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Living in Community

Immerse yourself in a supportive and collaborative community of deep thinkers.

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Preparing for College

Develop the key academic skills you’ll need in college while experiencing college residential life in a dormitory setting. 

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