Date: October 5, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 200 Main Building

David Germano: Student Flourishing, Contemplation, and the Future of Universities

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
200 Main Building

Hosted by Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., Center for Student Well-Being

David is a world-renowned scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder and director of the UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center, and has been a global leader of questions on promoting flourishing in institutions of higher education. He is also the founder of two global networks on the topic of flourishing. His current research is focused on contemplative practice.

During this session, Dr. Germano will address student suffering, flourishing, and contemplation, offering actionable practices that make flourishing attainable. Additionally, this session will explore ways Universities can engage in systemic transformation to positively impact student mental health and holistic flourishing.

Reception to follow.

Co-sponsored by Center for Social Concerns, People with Hope to Bring, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence, AnBryce Transformational Leaders Program, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.