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Meditation, Volunteering, and Neuroplasticity
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 10 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Many scientific studies show that meditation and volunteering support good health for the heart, brain, and whole being. Combined, they foster positive neuroplasticity. In this course, participants study discoveries of the “Neuroscience of Meditation” and learn contemplative practices to open their heart to new perspectives in relating to members of different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. They also volunteer outside of class for one to two hours each week at Refugee and Immigrants Transitions, the Berkeley and San Francisco school districts, and Casa Mora. This experiential learning deepens their knowledge of other cultures as they assist low-income students, refugees, and immigrants with their school skills and their transition into American life.
Amelia Barili, an award-winning UC Berkeley faculty member, teaches a systematic embodied approach for brain fitness and personal transformation, integrating discoveries of neuroscience with meditation and service learning. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service in 2008.
This is a Livestream-Only Course
Classes will stream live on the scheduled day and time.
Classes will not be recorded.
Course materials will remain available to view and enjoy through December 31.
All links and materials will be posted in the Member Dashboard. Learn more.
Important Schedule Note
We strongly encourage members to register by August 25 in order to allow time to be trained by the volunteer organizations.