Arthur Zajonc: Holding Life Consciously
Publication Year: 2010
Source ID: shanti-sources-83521
Collection: Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
Abstract: This recording of an interview that originally aired on National Public Radio in 2010 features Arthur Zajonc, physics professor emeritus at Amherst College and academic director for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Zajonc moderated the first public Mind & Life Institute dialogue with the Dalai Lama and pioneers the integration of contemplative practice in higher education. The program covers Zajonc’s personal history, including his Parkinson’s diagnosis and his indebtedness to Waldorf schools founder Rudolf Steiner. The role of meditation in academia and the challenges of technology are discussed.