Welcome to Still Point

Still Point is an official faculty/staff organization at Appalachian State University dedicated to exploring contemplative inquiry, pedagogy and practice in higher education. We align ourselves with The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, which envisions the college experience as...

"an opportunity to cultivate deep personal and social awareness: an exploration of meaning, purpose, and values in service to our common future."

Still Point supports and organizes campus events, workshops and opportunities for contemplative inquiry, pedagogy and practice that encourage deep learning and well-being in ourselves and our students.

What is contemplative inquiry?

Contemplative inquiry is an introspective, critical first-person approach to learning across the academic disciplines. Contemplative inquiry allows us to appreciate the deeper meaning of our ideas and experiences and bring a richer discernment to our action in the world. It includes diverse forms, such as yoga, breathing work, deep listening exercises, mindfulness meditation and reflective journaling, which research has shown to enrich capacities for:

  • self-awareness
  • clear attention
  • well-being
  • compassion and empathy
  • leadership develop
  • academic performance

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JOIN US HERE https://appstate.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/still-point-contemplative-collaborative

News

Meditation for Mental Health April 3rd 2020 3pm

Meditation for Mental Health April 3rd 2020, 3pm - 4pm in Levine Hall room 329. Dr. Torre Hinnant, MD.  President, Still Point Contemplative...

Spring 2020 Book Group - Healing the Heart of Democracy

The Still Point Learning Community and the Center for Academic Excellence are sponsoring a book group in spring 2020 on Parker Palmer's book Heal...

Still Point Learning Community Continues Fall 2019

The Still Point Learning Community will continue in Fall 2019 and is open for all faculty and staff at Appalachian State. We are sponsored by the Cent...