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WashU Mindfulness Day October 4, 2023

Join us for a daylong exploration of modern and traditional mindfulness practices.

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9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

Mindful Eating Breakfast and Dharma Talk with Don Sloane: "The Three I's"
(DUC 276)

Donald Sloane, LCSW, is the director of the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in St. Louis. He has over 30 years of clinical experience, has taught at Washington University in the graduate school for 17 years, and now trains therapists throughout the United States. He is the author of Six Pathways to Happiness, which melds cognitive behavioral therapy with Chinese Buddhist practices.

10 - 11:45 a.m. Morning Practices

10:25-10:50 a.m.  Sitting meditation (Umrath Lounge)

Sitting meditation led by Meg Krejci

10:50-11:15 a.m. Walking meditation (Bowles Plaza)

Walking meditation led by Jeanne Kloeckner

11:15-11:40 a.m. Mindful movement (Bowles Plaza)

Mindful movement led by David Marchant

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch / Mindfulness & Anti-Racism Talk with Amit Bernstein of Moments of Refuge

"Finding Refuge, One Moment at a Time: Mindfulness-Based Trauma Recovery for Refugees” (Umrath Lounge)

Moments of Refuge Website

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1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Community Partners Resource Fair (Bowles Plaza)


Also join us for Mindfulness Mechanisms and Methods Meeting (M4)

M4 is a scientific conference bringing together an interdisciplinary group of individuals to inspire mindfulness research using advanced cognitive neuroscience tools and technology. The M4 conference will be held at Washington University on October 5-6, 2023

See the M4 Website for more information

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Mindfulness Research Panel (DUC 276)

Tim Bono

Washington University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences 

“Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness”

Jessie Sun

Washington University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences 

“Are moral people happier?”


Josh Siegel

Washington University Department of Psychiatry

“Psychedelics – a trip across levels of neuroscience”

Chris Rozek

Washington University Department of Education

 “Ride the wave or turn the tide: Integrating emotion regulation learning and skill development in schools”


4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Dr. Richard Davidson Keynote Speech 

(Umrath Lounge)

"Mindfulness & The Skills of Human Flourishing"

Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006.



5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Closing Reception

(Bowles Plaza)*

Join us immediately after the keynote for light refreshments.

*In the event of inclement weather, the reception will take place in the DUC Goldberg Formal Lounge.

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