Mind & Life Conversations 2019 Livestream

On October 29th and October 31st, Mind & Life Institute hosted its annual #MindandLifeConversations series featuring the Dalai Lama in conversation with thought leaders in Dharamsala, India. This year’s theme was Conversations on Compassion, Interconnection, and Transformation. On October 31st, Academy Founder and President Aaron Stern moderated a conversation with the Dalai Lama and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a…

Reflecting on The Future of Learning

Thank you for joining us for The Future of Learning Dialogue: Learning in Community featuring writer, political activist, and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem in conversation with Academy Founder and President Aaron Stern and facilitator Tannia Esparza. We had a transformative experience reflecting on learning as a communal human experience and practice. We hope to continue to connect with you…

The Future of Learning

The Academy for the Love of Learning is pleased to announce a new series The Future of Learning Dialogues. The series supports us all in reconnecting to the natural love of learning through conversations with exemplars of the Learning Spirit in Action – including artists, writers, members of indigenous communities, contemplatives, activists, scientists and kids. We…

Lisa Faithorn Talks with Tom Trowbridge of KSFR

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge speaks with Lisa Faithorn, lead facilitator, about the Academy’s upcoming workshop series Teacher Renewal. Teacher Renewal is a series of three Saturday workshops open to all that work in a school setting where participants are invited to explore their own learning and teaching practices. The series starts on Saturday, September 14th,…

Keepsakes from Bearing Witness

Thank you for joining us at Seton Castle or online for Bearing Witness: The Academy’s Annual Leonard Bernstein Celebration on Sunday, August 25th. We had a moving, thought-provoking experience sharing music, reflection, and contemplation with you all in a communal setting. We’d like to share keepsakes from the concert and encourage you all to continue exploring…

Teacher Stories: Creativity, Hope, and Community

Teacher Stories is a quarterly blog highlighting the experiences of educators practicing creative engagement  in New Mexico. Laura Sanchez, First Grade Teacher Atalaya Elementary School in Santa Fe, NM, shares a story of creativity, hope, and community. After visiting her father at a nursing home, Laura felt that space needed more warmth and bright colors….

Story Behind More Beautiful and Amazing

David L. Witt, Seton Legacy Project Curator, shares the story behind the Academy’s upcoming art opening exhibition and annual celebration of Ernest Thompson Seton’s birthday, More Beautiful and Amazing: Art Inspired by Ernest Thompson Seton. The exhibition highlights works by fourteen contemporary artists inspired by Seton’s nature writing. Join us on Sunday, August 11th at 2pm for More…

Regeneration

Written by Marita Prandoni and Aaron Stern Situated just a few minutes outside Santa Fe where piñon, juniper and arroyos dominate the landscape, the Academy is like an oasis, especially now after an unusually wet winter and spring. Eight years after moving to Seton Village, the cottonwoods are taller, the wild flowers wilder, and the…

The Path to the Stupa

In fall of 2017 several Tibetan spiritual leaders, the Academy for the Love of Learning board, staff and guests consecrated our stupa, a place of meditation that is graced by the bodhisattva Manjushri, who symbolizes transcendent wisdom. The path to the stupa was designed by David Gordon, who is responsible for much of the beauty…

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