30 Minute Drop-In Guided Meditation Sessions:
Spring 2018, student lead guided meditations will resume on Mondays at 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM, Tuesdays at 11:30 AM, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7 PM at the Spiritual Center.
Eight-Week Non-Credit Courses (FREE):
Making the Most Out of Life with Mindfulness
Through a variety of meditations, mindful movement, experiential activities, information and discussions on topics such as stress, perception, and choice, students are given the foundation to begin a personal practice of mindfulness. These evidence-based practices enable students to change unhealthy patterns of behavior and to live happier and more connected lives.
In addition to attending all 8 classes, students are expected to meditate 10 minutes each day, attend one 30 minute drop-in session each week and attend one three hours silent retreat with a guided meditation on Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 1 pm.
The Spring 2018 Courses are all being held on Tuesdays from February 13th through April 10. The specific times for each course are as follows:
- Session A: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
- Session B: 2 PM to 3 PM
- Session C: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Go to CMC Courses Spring 2018 for more information and to apply.
Custom Workshops for Clubs, Classes, and Student Organizations:
The Center offers the following workshops to departments student organizations, classes and other groups on and off campus.
- 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 meditation on the breathe, 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 the notion of the “wise mind.”
- Self-Compassion and Mindfulnes include a brief overview of mindfulness, discussion of compassion and then self-compassion. Participants explores how self-compassion differs from self-esteem and self-care and are introduced to a system for fostering self-compassion through a guided meditation.
- These workshops can be tailored to meet the particular needs of different groups. For further information on Center programs and resources e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle of Compassion (Student Organization):
This Circle gathers weekly over Monday night dinners at 7PM in the Spiritual Center. Over dinner, the group explores issues related to living a purposeful and meaningful life through the lens of mindfulness and compassion. Dinners are provided and vegan-friendly. The Circle is a welcoming place for all students – please feel free to drop by! To get e-mails with updates on weekly dinner topics contact email@example.com or go to their website, Lion’s Gate page, or Facebook group.
Circle Dinner Topic Schedule is as Follows:
January: The Neuroscience of Change
01/29 – Creating New Habits, Letting Go of the Old
February: Preparing for Healthy Relationships
02/05 – Radical Acceptance
02/12 – Vulnerability and Valentines Day
02/19 – MOVIE: Walk With Me – About Thich Nhat Hanh
02/26 – Getting from Me to We
March Theme: Community
03/05 – Positive and Negatives of Community
03/12 – Spring Break
03/19 – Visit Kidsbridge Museum
03/ 26 – Expanding Beyond Tribal Mentality
April Theme: The Natural World
04/02 – Learning from nature
04/09 – Animals and other living things
04/16 – Finding self in nature
04/23 – End of Year Celebration