Deep feeling for life characterizes monks, healers, and scholars. However, the current context of higher education in the United States leaves behind the quest for meaning in favor of corporate cost cutting and employment-focused endeavors by which we are judged. This panel of scholars seeks to share the ongoing process of creating a master’s degree program that integrates the heart of ancient practices for awareness and transformation with religious studies and critical inquiry.

Laurie Cozad

Division of Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Lesley University

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Susan Gere

Division of Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University

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Catherine Koverola

Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lesley University

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Nancy Waring

Mindfulness Studies Program, Lesley University

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