Category Archives: DEI on the Inside

ACCP Updates – Upcoming Workshops, Themes for the Semester, and FURNITURE!!!

Hello lovely Nighthawks!

We’ve got a few updates that we would love to blast out to you, so here it is! First…


We have a few seats remaining for the workshop this Friday from 11AM to 2PM – PAUSE. This is the first of our DEI grant supported workshops, and we’re really looking forward to this one. We spent most of the day planning for this, and it’s really shaping up to be a good one. Just click on the PAUSE above to register – as always, lunch provided! And next…

THEMES for Fall

We were reminded once again, as we so often are, of our themes that we’ve adopted for our campus. Pause, Reflect, Discover, and Empathize. As we journey onward through these radical notions, we find it helpful to remember compassion… specifically, compassion for self! If you know someone here at NOVA who might be interested in getting to know what it might be like to approach all of this with a little more compassion, consider talking with them about investigating that together with some trusted friends. Hit the link below to see if this one might be something you or someone here at NOVA you know.

September 9th, 11AM to 2PM, CM332 – Compassion 101


We also were thrilled this morning to find that the ACCP got a bit of an upgrade! The new furniture is here for YOU to enjoy! Walk-in times for ANY AND ALL staff and faculty to come in and enjoy the center (Tea, Snacks, Fast Internet, Windows!) are Monday through Thursday, 1PM to 4PM. Just come on in and say hi, bring some grading if you’d like, have some tea after lunch, or just find some peace and quiet for some moments. The Center is here for YOU!

Peace and love, fellow humans! We hope to see you soon!

P + C

Commissioning the Coalition – The ACCP is Now Recruiting Changemakers!

Hello beloved community!

The Annandale Center for Contemplative Practice is delighted to announce the formation of a NOVA community of changemakers! Part of the DEI grant that we received includes the opportunity to create a coalition of folks who are interested in doing the supportive work that DEI asks of us. When you get a chance, take a look at the description page by clicking HERE and consider if you would like to join.

This work asks us to work together. This is a way to start. We’d love to work with you!

Paul and Cheri

ACCP Fall Workshop Series Open for Registration!

The Annandale Center for Contemplative Practice is pleased to announce that all of our Fall, 2022 workshops are now listed on Eventbrite and open for registration!

This Fall, we are running two different tracks. One series is offered in support of a NOVA InNOVAtion DEI grant titled, “DEI on the Inside.” The others are part of our Compassion series, and are based on the workshops that we offered last Fall and Spring with some upgrades! Feel free to browse the listings for dates, times, and details.

As always, all participants will receive a complimentary vegetarian boxed lunch, and we’re excited to offer these workshop opportunities to you.

Stay tuned! There’s a bit more to come which will be announced soon! We also hope to see you at the ribbon cutting on Friday at Noon in CM332!

Be well!

Paul and Cheri