Events & Activities

What we do

In encouraging deep learning and well-being in ourselves and our students, Still Point has offered the following types of programming

Workshops – Led by skilled meditation leaders, contemplative practitioners, faculty and staff within the Appalachian Community

Book groups – The Center for Academic Excellence, has supported Still Point book groups on “Buddha’s Brain,” “Contemplative Practices in Higher Education” and other works

Still Point Contemplative Learning Community – Spring 2020 sponsored by the Center for Academic Excellence. The learning community focuses on the integration of contemplative practices in teaching and learning. Contemplative practices are broadly defined as mindfulness, meditation, deep listening, and methods of inquiry that unite body, heart, and mind.

The goals of the learning community will be to:

  • Explore our experiences of contemplative teaching strategies through dialogue, presentations, and research
  • Encourage academic success and well being in our students and ourselves through contemplative work

Social events and Gatherings – Still Point occasionally hosts "teas and opportunities" for the campus to meet, present, and network.

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What's Happening

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...