The Mindful Campus Program aims to co-design and implement mindfulness- and compassion-based programming to support undergraduate student wellness at CU Boulder. To increase the impact and relevance of these practices to students, we employed participatory research methods to forge collaborations among diverse experts. Together we collaboratively designed scalable, sustainable mindfulness- and compassion-based resources driven by the best available scientific evidence, contemplative practice wisdom, and the practical needs of our campus community during these challenging times. Our work paves the way for sustained wellness on our CU Boulder campus and highlights the power and promise of Youth Participatory Action Research and co-design methods to expand the relevance and scale of contemplative practices such as mindfulness and compassion for individual and collective impact.
Join us in mindful community as we reset, care for our minds and bodies, learn accessible techniques to promote wellness, and just be. We welcome all sexual identities, races, ethnicities, nationalities, neurotypes, education majors/levels, identities, and self-identification. All are welcome.
The Renée Crown Wellness Institute’s Mindful Campus Program is excited and honored to announce the offering of a Speaker Series for the 22-23 academic year. We are looking forward to inviting both local and national mindfulness leaders to engage with our communities.
Finnish-Irish-American filmmaker Donagh Coleman holds degrees in Philosophy and Psychology and Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin, and a MA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley. Previous films with wide international festival and TV exposure include A Gesar Bard’s Tale and Stone Pastures. Donagh’s films have also been shown at museums such as MoMA and the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, and by the European Commission.
I am a frequent speaker, facilitator, and panelist at outdoor summits and conferences, I coach women in trail running along the Front Range, I facilitate retreats which empower participants to develop skills that serve them both in nature and in daily life. It is in these spaces that I give voice to an experience of women and people of color in the outdoors—narratives that are important yet unfamiliar to many.
Solwazi has been practicing and teaching for over 20 years with a focus on Vipassana since 2003. He has studied/practiced in Thailand, Burma, India, and South Africa. He is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is currently in the four-year Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. Solwazi worked for over 20 years as a health educator and trainer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. He leads mindfulness meditation classes and retreats in the Denver metropolitan area. He is an ICF certified professional coach and a graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration and the Thai School of Complementary Health in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Lastly, Solwazi is the guiding teacher for a Prison Buddhist Ministry Program in a Federal Prison located in Englewood, Colorado.