Mind & Life

Bobbi Patterson - Contemplation, Place, and Resilience

December 3, 2021

BobbiPatterson_sq.jpgIn this episode, Wendy speaks with professor and Episcopal priest, Bobbi Patterson. Bobbi's work integrates Christian contemplation, Buddhist meditation, contemplative pedagogy, the role of place, and adaptive resilience. This conversation covers many topics, including:

  • contemplative Christian traditions;
  • the power of silence;
  • dialogue between Christianity and Buddhism;
  • a Christian contemplative view of mind;
  • women in the church;
  • how to listen to a place;
  • bringing students into nature and urban settings;
  • the role of the body in contemplation;
  • understanding burnout;
  • and adaptive and land-based resilience.

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