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The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion offers drop in meditation sessions and an experiential course for all members of the TCNJ campus community. We also have a student group, Circle of Compassion, which is open to all TCNJ students. Feel free to attend our events/programs throughout the semester & promote to your students!


Self Exploration Through Mindfulness

Free 9 week non-credit courses | Application Deadline: September 13, 2019

First class includes what to expect, and final commitment date is September 24, 2019.

This experiential course includes a variety of meditation practices, reflection, mindful movement, information on science of mindfulness and activities that reduce stress, improve clarity of thinking and memory as well as overall psychological & physical well being.

Participants are expected to do 10-15 minutes of guided meditation and awareness enhancement activities each day. The course includes a half-day (10 – 1PM) silent retreat (with guidance) on Saturday, November 9.

Tuesday Classes:  September 17th – November 19th

Session A:  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session B:  1:00 – 2:00 PM

Session C:  2:30 – 3:30 PM

For more information and to apply please click on Self Exploration Through Mindfulness or contact


Take Time for Yourself with Mindfulness

Have you ever noticed how your mind keeps going when you try to take it easy?  Mindfulness teaches how to manage your busy mind so that you can enjoy being with yourself.

30-Minute Drop-In Guided Meditation Sessions | Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM in Spiritual Center



The Center offers the following workshops and informational presentations to departments, student organizations, classes and other groups on and off campus. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction includes an overview of mindfulness, a discussion of stress perception and response, how the brain works as it relates to stress, how relaxation techniques differ from mindfulness meditation, the practice of a variety of different meditations, and an overview of some of the many benefits of mindfulness.
  • Mindful Communication includes an overview of mindfulness, exploring obstacles to healthy communications, discussing behaviors that facilitate constructive listening and conversation and practicing different meditations and exercises to cultivate more mindful communication.
  • Self-Compassion and Mindfulness includes a brief overview of mindfulness, discussion of compassion and then self-compassion.  Participants explore how self-compassion differs from self-esteem and self-care and are introduced to a system for fostering self-compassion. A variety of different compassion based meditations are experienced and discussed.


These workshops can be tailored to meet the particular needs of different groups. For further information on Center programs and resources e-mail: