When: Thu., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m., Fri., Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. 2016
Want to improve your cognitive performance, creative skills or just general well-being? Mindfulness practice may be the answer. As the keynote speaker at this year’s Clifford Symposium at Middlebury College, neuroscientist Amishi Jha suggests that awareness of the present moment can boost mood, memory and attention. Centered on the theme “Fully Present: The Art and Science of Mindful Engagement,” this annual conference takes a close-up look at how mindfulness can impact the local community and cultivate a more contemplative culture. Meditative activities such as yoga, aikido and qi gong, talks, panel discussions, a film screening, and more complete this meeting of the minds.