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Circle of Compassion

Campus-wide Initiative to Promote Mindfulness and Compassion

We are dedicated to fostering a sense of compassion in the TCNJ community and providing programs that help us become more mindful in all aspects of our lives.

We are guided in this effort by the International Charter for Compassion ( Their mission is to promote a cooperative effort to restore compassionate thinking and action to the center of religious, moral and political life.

Weekly Events include:

  • Start the Week with Some Compassion: Monday Night Gatherings, Dinner, & Discussion from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Spiritual Center.

Each week we will focus on different aspects of compassion with guests or readings from different religious or philosophical traditions or information on recent research in the fields of psychology or neuroscience.

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Monday  from 6:30 to 7:00 pm in the Spiritual Center.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon to 12:30 pm in the Spiritual Center.

This may include a reading or movement as well as 10-15 minutes of guided meditation and closing reflections, if any. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation on an ongoing basis one is able to access greater wisdom and compassion

Special events: