Reflections on Developing a Campus-Wide Workshop Series on Contemplative Practice and Social Justice


  • Jennifer J Daubenmier San Francisco State University
  • Christopher J Koenig
  • Maiya Evans
  • Lisa Moore
  • Michele J Eliason


contemplative practice, social justice, faculty development


Contemplative practices have been increasingly used in higher education to facilitate student well-being and academic success. More recently, educators, activists, and researchers are exploring how contemplative practices and perspectives may support promotion of social justice issues on and outside college campuses. In this reflection, we share the development, execution, and evaluation of a campus-wide workshop series held at San Francisco State University (SFSU). The series promoted reflection and discussion on the relationship between contemplative practice and social justice to improve campus climate, enhance well-being of campus members, and promote student success.


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