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FORM Curriculum

Being part of the FORM® Community is about being a catalyst for more tranquility, empathy, and compassion in the world. These eight FORM sessions have three components: stories based on meditation themes; meditation with movement, and ways to explore creative flow.

Equanimity may be the most basic quality of a spiritual person, according to Alexander W. Astin, Helen S. Astin, and Jennifer A. Lindholm, co-authors of Cultivating the Spirit: How College can Enhance Students’ Inner Lives (2011). Tranquility allows us to find meaning in times of hardship, to be centered, find peace, and have a positive outlook on the future. An empathic and compassionate worldview allows us to feel a strong connection to all humanity and see that all life is interrelated. Each life is a thread in the global tapestry.

FORM offers contemplative practices to spark personal exploration and help learners connect more deeply with the people in their lives. You can explore the eight themes for meditation more deeply with journal prompts in Leader Resources.