Contemplative Project: Intrapersonal Discoveries
Contemplative practices, by their nature, are transformative processes that place a person – you! – at the center of your experience. Try one of the contemplative practices listed in the Tree of Contemplative practices (if stumped, or if you prefer, you can use the meditations provided in the sub-modules for class).
After you finish your practice, take a half-hour to an hour to reflect on your experience by journaling about it. You may be as artistic as you like in your journaling. Do not worry about writing well; simply write down what comes up for you… to note what the experience was like for you. Include a written explanation to clarify your experience for your peers.
Share your project along with your written explanation in the Yellowdig community, and make a note about how your experience of stress was affected by your practice. (Be sure to share a photograph of your journal, art work, or an image of what you tried for your practice.) Again upload a copy in ASSIGNMENTS dropbox so I may grade the assignment. Thank you.
Try out some exercises from Chen textbook (choose 5 ) 8.1, 8.3, 8.5, 8.8, 8.9, 9.1, 9.4 and you will turn reflections in with the final project
It seems like you’re working on a contemplative project that involves trying out a contemplative practice, journaling about your experience, and sharing it with your peers. Here’s a suggested plan for completing this project:
Choose a contemplative practice: You can select one from the Tree of Contemplative Practices or use the meditations provided in your class sub-modules. Some examples include mindfulness meditation, loving-kindness meditation, or walking meditation.
Engage in the practice: Set aside some time to engage in the chosen contemplative practice. Make sure you’re in a comfortable and quiet space where you can focus on your experience.
Journal about your experience: After completing the practice, take 30 minutes to an hour to reflect on your experience and journal about it. You can be as artistic as you like, using drawings, paintings, or any other creative medium to express your thoughts and feelings. Remember, the goal is to capture your experience, not to create a perfect piece of writing or art.
Write a brief explanation: In addition to your journal entry, write a short explanation of your experience to help your peers understand what you went through during the practice. This can include details about the practice itself, your thoughts and emotions, and any insights or discoveries you made.
Share your project: Take a photograph of your journal entry, artwork, or an image of the practice you tried, and share it in the Yellowdig community. Include your written explanation and a note about how your experience of stress was affected by the practice. Also, upload a copy of your project in the ASSIGNMENTS dropbox for grading.
Complete exercises from the Chen textbook: Choose 5 exercises from the list provided (8.1, 8.3, 8.5, 8.8, 8.9, 9.1, 9.4) and complete them. Reflect on your experience with these exercises and include your reflections when you submit your final project.