• Date: November 19, noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Annex B in person or on Zoom – Meeting ID: 884 1465 3886 | Passcode: UUCP4027
  • Facilitator: Douglas Kelley, Emeritus Professor of Communication and Lincoln Professor of Relational Ethics at ASU 

The ancient practice of mindfulness has recently become a topic of discussion in popular media and academic settings. This presentation and discussion explores possibilities of how mindful practices influence our personal relationships. In particular, we’ll discuss presence as a means of connection and feeling understood; awareness as a means of connection, but also a potential way of creating distance during interpersonal interactions; and, the role of non judgment in creating safe relational space while being less reactive in our friendships and romantic relationships. The discussion will include work from a variety of authors, including Thich Nhat Hahn, Thomas Merton, Arthur Zajonc, Martin Buber, Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama.

Registration is not required for this class.

For more information, contact afd@phoenixuu.org .