Mindfulness Practice Center
The Mindfulness Practice Center offers drop-in meditation groups, an all day retreat, workshops, audio exercises and other resources. See the menu on the left.
About the Mindfulness Practice Center
Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, without judgment. When we are mindful, we are fully engaged with the life around us and within us, with awareness and acceptance. Although we all have the innate capacity to be mindful, most of us spend the majority of our lives lost in our inner world of thoughts, worries, plans, memories, ideas, fantasies, and so on, leading to distress and disease.
Practicing mindfulness, i.e. shifting attention back to the present moment without judgment, leads to wellbeing. The benefits of mindfulness practice have been taught and practiced for thousands of years, and are currently being verified by a burgeoning field of neuropsychological research. These benefits include reduced anxiety and depression, improved attention, greater self-awareness and self-compassion, improved immune functioning, and many more.
The UVM Mindfulness Practice Center offers opportunities to learn to become more mindful. Free drop-in meditation groups and retreats are open to the community during the academic year. Mindfulness-based workshops are open to UVM students. Please enjoy the resources on this website, including audio and video recordings of guided meditation and yoga practices, a reading list, local meditation and yoga centers, schedule information, and a sign-up link to our listserv.
Drop-in Meditation Groups
Spring 2013 Schedule
Location: Allen House, 3rd Floor
Drop-in meditation groups are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the community. No registration is required. All groups include meditation instruction, practice and discussion. Beginners are always welcome.
(See also: Audio and Video Exercises)
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm, Living Well (Ground Floor of the Davis Center)
Take an hour out of your busy week to shed your stress. This weekly drop-in group includes calming breathing exercises, gentle yoga movement, and guided meditation. No prior yoga or meditation experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. No registration required - just show up.
Workshops for Students
"Mindful Living," "Healing Depression with Mindfulness," "Attention Improvement with Mindfulness (AIM)," and "Yoga to Manage Your Moods" Workshops are offered to UVM students for free. Most workshops require an initial 1/2 hour pre-group meeting with a group leader. To schedule an initial meeting, or for more information, call 656-3340.
All Day Meditation Retreat
Saturday, February 23rd
8:45am to 4pm
Contact email@example.com for more information or to register.
Last modified January 08 2013 11:24 AM