State of the Arts 2014


     Mindfulness Training – Class in Second Life Virtual World

This year’s STATE OF THE ARTS:  Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Virtual Worlds theme focuses on mindfulness, healing and education in the virtual space.  From educational to wellness and healing, this event will feature a panel of top experts working in mindfulness and the virtual space.   The event will culminate in a networking reception.

3:00pm – 3:30pmDoors Open/Check In:Ambient Visual Music by Louis Schwartzberg
3:30pmWelcome and Mindfulness & Music for Wellbeing…  Special performance by Michael Perricone, Tibetan Bowls, with Jahna Perricone, Mindfulness Certified Practioner, UCLA’S MARC:  Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, UCLA
4:00pm – 5:00pm


Working with Mindfulness experts Dr. Steven Hickman and Allan Goldstein from the Center for Mindfulness, UCSD, Dr. Jacki Morie and team have adapted traditional Mindfulness classes to Virtual Worlds so people can attend them from their homes using a personal avatar. The Mindfulness and Virtual World experts are currently supporting a longitudinal study being done by Dr. Valerie Rice, Chief of the Army Medical Department Field Element at Ft. Sam Houston TX, to evaluate whether this online method has the same benefits for mindfulness students as physical-based classes, which have evidence-based validity for their effectiveness in lessening stress, helping with chronic pain and dealing with long term illnesses.  Hear from these experts about this innovative and empowering work being done in the virtual space.

Panelists: Jacquelyn Ford Morie, PhD, Dr. Valerie Rice, Eric Chance, Dr. Steven Hickman, Allan Goldstein

Moderator:  Evonne Heyning

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Mindfulness in the Virtual World Q&A 

A Q&A with available panelists and creators of the program.

5:15pm – 5:20pm2014 c3 FutureVision Award Presentation:  Mindfulness in Virtual Worlds Project – Dr. Jacqueline Morie, Dr. Valerie Rice and Team 
5:20pm – 5:30pmGRATITUDE film presentation with Louie Schwartzberg, award-winning producer, director and cinematographer
5:30 pm –   6:30Reception – Cocktails, Light Appetizers and Deserts 

Sponsored by:  LOTUS POST