About Events Virtual Meditation on the Lawn with Dean Solomon Virtual Meditation on the Lawn with Dean Solomon OCT 19, 2020 7:55 AM Online via Zoom Register Starting October 19, CSC and our partners will host virtual drop-in meditations every Monday beginning at 7:50am ET. These five-minute sessions will be open to the UVA community and anyone else who is interested in pausing, particularly at this very stressful and often lonely time, to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, resilience, and a sense of belonging with others so inclined. Each week a different instructor, practitioner, or UVA community leader will guide the meditation or moment of reflection. Dean Ian H. Solomon of UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will lead our first session! A schedule of facilitators through November 9 is provided below. Stay tuned for further updates As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the well-being of all members of our community, it is even more crucial that we continue to find regular moments of peace, reflection, and contemplative connection with each other. This series is a continuation of the student-inspired Virtual Meditation on the Lawn held this spring, an event that in turn was inspired by the 2013 in-person meditation on the lawn featuring Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington. CSC plans to explore additional extensions of this virtual meditation program over time, including making it daily (Monday through Friday), offering some longer meditation sessions, and offering sessions focused on specific topics and private groups. Please contact us if you have any questions about this or any of our events or if you would like CSC’s assistance in organizing private guided meditations for a specific community or organization. Event partners include Compassionate Care Initiative, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), FEAP, Hoos Well, Student Affairs, and UVA Clubs. Ian H. Solomon Ian H. Solomon has been dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy since September 2019. He comes to Batten with more than 20 years of experience as an educator, policymaker, diplomat and businessman in more than 40 countries. The Batten School has the distinction of being the only school of public policy administration in the U.S. that is explicitly committed to teaching leadership. The School’s programs inspire students to act vigorously, effectively and ethically on behalf of the common good. Read full bio Related Content Ian H. Solomon Learning from Tragedy News In 2017, a group of UVA deans and other members of the University community offered recommendations in the wake of the Unite the Right rally. Three years later, Risa Goluboff, dean of the law school, spoke with Dean Ian Solomon about what the group learned and how our nation has evolved. Remembering August 11th and 12th News Last week, on the third anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, three witnesses spoke on a panel moderated by Batten’s dean, Ian Solomon. Now famous around the world, the rally spanned two days and brought white supremacists and counter-protestors together in a violent clash that killed one demonstrator and injured many others.