U-M PCCS; NCID; and SMTD Present:

Molly Beauregard, Rita Benn, and Ed Sarath

"Meditation, Creativity, and Consciousness"

Monday, December 1, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m. // This event is free and open to all U-M affiliates, community scholars, and the general public.

Burton Memorial Tower, Room 506, Fifth Level
881 N University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1270
University of Michigan, Central Campus

A panel discussion moderated by PCCS Director Ed Sarath, with PCCS Faculty Affiliate Rita Benn, Ph.D., Faculty Scholars Program in Integrative Medicine (UMIM);
and Molly Beauregard, College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit, Michigan.
This presentation will explore diverse approaches to meditation— its benefits, corresponding research, and ramifications for education and society. An overview of emergent contemplative studies and consciousness studies movements in higher education will highlight important philosophical questions that are unique to the 21st century meditator.

Attendees will be led through a nonsectarian practice,
followed by ample time for discussion.


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Campus Map Location:
Burton Memorial Tower is located near quadrant 3-I on the U-M Central Campus parking map. (See link and street address above, to help identify the building.)

Driving Directions to Burton Memorial Tower:
U-M Parking & Transportation Services provides several maps and resources.
For information and assistance regarding directions, call the School of Music
(734) 764-0583.

Visitor Parking: The nearest public parking for visitors is in the City Public Parking structure in map quadrant 3-G (enter off Maynard St. or Thompson), and the structure on W. Washington Ave (map quadrant 2-G). There is visitor parking in the U-M Palmer Structure on Palmer Drive in map quadrant 2-L (reached by driving to the end of Palmer Drive, and then turning left into the visitor parking entry).

Metered parallel parking is available along campus and city streets. Limited unmetered parking may be found along neighborhood streets north of E. Huron St.;
also a few U-M visitor spots are in the lot behind 300 North Ingalls Bldg. (five blocks north, on N. Ingalls St.).

General information about parking is available at http://campusinfo.umich.edu/article/parking .

U-M Permit Parking: Gold and blue parking is available in three nearby U-M parking structures: N4 Thayer Structure (Thayer St., map quadrant 2-H); N13 Fletcher Structure (Fletcher St., map quadrant 2-L), and; N26 Palmer Structure (Palmer Dr., map quadrant 2-M). More gold and blue parking is available by the 300 North Ingalls Bldg. (five blocks north, on N. Ingalls St.).

Phone and email contacts at the U-M Parking & Transportation Services are provided at http://pts.umich.edu/site_tools/contact_us.php.

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University Bus Routes & Schedules:
Specific questions regarding nearby campus bus routes and/or temporary parking permits and fees for designated (yellow & orange permit) commuter parking lots may be directed to the U-M Parking Office and Transportation Services. See http://pts.umich.edu/site-tools/contact.php or call Parking Customer Service at
(734) 764-8291.

Also, the Magic Bus website provides real-time status of (free) U-M campus bus routes and schedules. And those routes and schedules are provided at http://pts.umich.edu/transit/routes.php.

Public and Alternative Transportation:
Public bus-transit schedules (& fares) for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area are provided by The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide).

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) offers an interactive map for locating public-access, rentable Zip cars, bicycles, etc.


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On-Campus Walking Map to Burton Memorial Tower:
http://campusinfo.umich.edu/campusmap/25

For information and assistance regarding directions and the facility's interior accessibility,
call the School of Music (734) 764-0583. Ramps are located in the rear of the building, next to the pond. There is also a ramp and power doors near the McIntosh entrance, to the right of the front entrance. Take the centrally located elevator to fifth floor.


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"Flow" states display not only
heightened creativity,

but are also apertures into expanded concepts and contemplation.
photo: Pixabay.

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