On April 9, 2013, Debra Quayle Travis, M.F.A., M.F.T., is guest speaker for “The Art of Meditation: From Stress Reduction to Bliss to Liberation.” Location is the East Tennessee Room, D.P. Culp University Center, at 5:00 p.m.
Travis’ talk will focus on the immediate and long-term benefits of walking a spiritual path with emphasis on the benefits of meditative practice. During her presentation there will be time for questions and answers, discussion, and hands-on meditation practice.
Travis has been on the Buddhist path for almost thirty years. She has a firm foundation in the Theravadan tradition and, while living in Asia in 2005 and 2006, she began her study and practice of Vajrayana. She has taught many meditation classes and retreats to students in a variety of settings, including in her private psychotherapy practice, in hospitals, universities, at professional conferences, in prisons, and in foreign countries. Travis is a student of Lama Tsultrim Allione who has authorized her to teach. She is Tara Mandala’s program director and a resident teacher. She also is the guiding teacher for the Tara Mandala Pagosa Sangha located in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772 or Mary Ann Littleton, associate professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, at 423-439-5247.