Following Contemplative Education Students’ Transformation Through Their “Ground-of-Being” Experiences
Journal of Transformative Education
Format: Journal Article
Sources ID: 22211
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Contemplative Studies (Academic Discipline), Higher Education and Contemplation, Education and Contemplation
This article examines a recurring phenomenon in students’ experience of contemplation in contemplative and transformative education. This ground-of-being phenomenon, which has been reported by students in higher and adult education settings, is a formative aspect of the positive changes they reported. It is examined here to highlight the ways in which the depth of felt or precognitive meaning that can occur in contemplative education impacts these changes. The subtlety and range of contemplative experience is described through the ground-of-being experience as a means to support the call from contemplative and transformative education theorists for pedagogies that include the subjective and contemplative.