The mission of the Contemplative Community Circle (CCC) is to provide a welcoming space for CCBC faculty and staff to learn, share, and experience contemplative practices through introspection, meaning making, creativity, insight, and connection to others. CCC members, in turn, share these contemplative practices with the CCBC community in and outside of the classroom.
The CCC is housed in the Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) and shares the commitment of promoting access and equity for all persons
Monthly gatherings for faculty and staff
Our CCC consists of faculty and staff from all parts of the campus. We have representation from The Office of Intercultural Engagement, for-credit schools, the library, and continuing education, to name a few. We meet monthly to share contemplative practices and plan mindful events. If you would like to join us, please see the calendar for the next meeting and reach out to us for more information.
Annual Contemplative Community Circle/Continuing Education Conference
Each year, we hold a conference on contemplative practice.
Rooted in Community & Contemplative Practice Mini-Conference, November 2018 connected with Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing.
Threading Care, Compassion and Social Justice through Contemplative Practice,
November 2019 connected with Kate Evans’ Threads of the Refugee Crisis.
Finding Our Truth, Finding Our Stories, through Contemplative Practice,
October 2020 connected with Thomas King’s The Truth about Stories
Contemplative Community Circle Conference, 2021
Stay tuned for more information regarding the Fall 2021 conference, which will focus on themes from the Community Book, Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm, by Tich Nhat Hanh. Date TBD.
If you have an idea how contemplative practices might be useful for your program, please contact us
We work with departments, groups and organizations on campus to strengthen contemplative practice opportunities.
If you would like to partner with the Contemplative Community Circle, please reach out. Contact information below.
Do you have questions or ideas for the Contemplative Community Circle? Please contact Contemplative Community Circle Co-Facilitators, Dave Hewitt (email@example.com) or Alyssa Simms-Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)