ZLMA Scholarship Award: Living in Gratitude
The Zen, Law, and Mindfulness Association at ASU is proud to announce the annual “ZLMA Scholarship Award” which will provide a $500 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. This year, the winner will be chosen based on their creative expression of gratitude and need for the scholarship.
The ZLMA executive board will select the recipient based on review of written application materials. Students can apply by completing this form by 11:59 pm on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The recipient will be notified by email by Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
The information below is just for reference and will not be used to review or select the scholarship recipient.
ZLMA, originally named ZLSA, or Zen Law Student Association, was founded in 2019 by Vanessa Kubota and Alexa Weber under the auspices of Professor Chad Noreuil to create a space and resource for law students, law professors and lawyers to engage together in the powerful practices of meditation and mindfulness. ZLMA works to provide resources and experiences to practice these tools and to form a community and network of other practitioners.
If you’re interested in receiving the ZLMA newsletter or serving as a board member email Ashlyn Narvaez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“When we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be okay. In fact, there are no promises of fruition at all. Instead, we are encouraged to simply look deeply at joy and sorrow, at laughing and crying, at hoping and fearing, all that lives and dies. We learn that what truly heals is gratitude and tenderness.” – Pema Chodron
Gratitude journals and list-making abound as news has spread of the health and psychological benefits of expressing and practicing gratitude – but these are not just fads. Although scientific studies on gratitude’s benefits are relatively new, evidence has been mounting that there are significant benefits to practicing gratitude through journaling, meditating, and expressing thanks.
For a good overview of recent research on the effects of gratitude, check out the following:
- The Science of Gratitude by Summer Allen with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley.
- Effects of Gratitude Meditation on Neural Network Functional Connectivity and Brain-Heart Coupling by Sunghyon Kyeong, et al., available from the National Institutes of Health.