Mindfulness & Meditation

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Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and acceptance - it is about developing the ability to be fully attentive to all of the moments of your life, reducing the amount of time you spend worrying about the future or fretting about the past.

Mindfulness is best strengthened by a regular meditation practice.  This practice invites us to slow down, breathe and observe our inner experience. Practicing mindfulness can give you the tools you need to stay in the present, remain focused and reduce distracting stressors and negative thoughts.

We invite you to sample a variety of our mindfulness and meditation offerings that can support you in exploring and developing a regular practice. Programs for Harvard students are listed on the Mindfulness for Students page.

Recorded Meditations

Guided Meditation Line

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This Harvard telephone line provides three- and four-minute guided meditations for you to access anytime, anywhere.

Quiet Places at Harvard

Quiet Places Map at Harvard

The nearest meditation space to the Center for Wellness is the Smith Campus Prayer and Meditation Space, which is located in room 728 of the Smith Center. When you exit the elevator onto the 7th floor, turn right down the hallway. The room can be found towards the end of the hallway on the left.

Guided Meditations

We are currently offering guided meditations through Zoom - see the schedule here. There are also resources and programming for students listed on the Mindfulness for Students page.

Relaxation Room

Online Guided Meditations

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