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The goal for the Mindfulness Residency Program is to embed a mindfulness practitioner deeply into the Colorado College campus. Sustained engagement with the Mindfulness Resident will allow for formal and informal opportunities to build relationships, test programs and methodologies for introducing mindfulness as a core value of the campus, as well as provide teaching opportunities and curricular collaborations.
Creativity & Innovation welcomes nominations for future Residents from CC faculty, staff, and students. Please email Jessica Hunter-Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your nominee(s) and a short description of how you might envision them engaging with our community.
Mindful Thursdays Every Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30 pm MT Ongoing online through Block 7 & 8
Led by Barbara Bash, Mindfulness Resident for Creativity & Innovation. Barbara will guide a simple mindfulness process for self-connection and lead a circle practice of speaking and listening . We will use some variation of these three questions as a way to explore where we are:
What am I feeling ? Where is the discomfort - the sadness ? What is moving me forward - next steps ?
Our first Resident, Barbara Bash, is a calligrapher, illustrator, author and performance artist who has practiced Buddhism for over 30 years. She has written and illustrated many books on natural history for adults and children. She also teaches workshops in illustrated journaling, expressive brush calligraphy, and non-violent communication practices.
Barbara spent her childhood in Barrington, Illinois and studied dance and drawing in college before immersing herself in the study of calligraphy. This art form led her to a successful career as a graphic artist and teacher of book arts, first in the California Bay Area and then at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. During these years she collaborated with storytellers, dancers and musicians in performance. She also began to study the natural world through writing and illustrating books for children. The research for her books has taken her all over the world and opened her to the practice of illustrated journal keeping. True Nature was her first published journal. She now lives and works in the Hudson Valley of New York where she creates her books and does expressive calligraphic performance art. Her workshops have been presented in Buddhist centers and corporate settings, as well as prisons and mental health facilities, creating a space for everyone to make their mark in the world.
Office: Armstrong 225
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. (or by appointment)