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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. Dinners are vegan-friendly!

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.


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  • Mindfulness Meditation: Monday at 6:30 PM, Tuesday at 11:30 AM,
           Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PMSessions last about 30 minutes.

This may include a reading or movement as well as 10-15 minutes of guided meditation and closing reflections. Some of the benefits of the practice of mindfulness meditation on an ongoing basis are: less stress and anxiety, increased comprehension and retention of information, improved interpersonal relationships, more ease of being regardless of circumstances, and a greater sense of compassion for self and others.



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