Mindfulness & Meditation

CharlesWhat is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and acceptance.

Mindfulness 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. It is best strengthened by a regular meditation practice. This practice invites us to slow down, breathe and observe our inner experience.

Why Practice it?

In an academic environment we take on a great deal of pressure, doing our best in school while balancing competing commitments. Therefore, cognitive control and self-awareness are key to performing our best.

Practicing mindfulness can give you the tools you need to stay in the present, remain focused and reduce distracting stressors and negative thoughts.

Give it a try

Explore the online guided meditations or attend one of our informal group sessions.  

Koru Mindfulness 

Join the other 600 Harvard Students who have participated in this mindfulness and meditation curriculum 

Upcoming Guided Meditations

Come once; come weekly to these informal gatherings of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary. Practice will be eclectic and may include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! 

Fall 2017

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 
 
Guided Meditation
12:15-12:45pm
Grays Common Room, 
East Entrance
 
 
Guided
Meditation
12:15-12:45pm
Grays Common Room, 
East Entrance
Guided Meditation
12:15-12:45pm
Grays Common Room, 
East Entrance
Guided Meditation
12:15-12:45pm
Grays Common Room, 
East Entrance
 
 
 Lunchtime Meditation
12:30-1:00pm
Bock Room,
6th floor
Smith Campus Center
Guided Meditation
12:15-12:45pm
Grays Common Room, 
East Entrance

 

Resources

  • Retreats and Quiet Places
  • Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart.  A quarterly meditation series.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR).  An 8-week program offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Lending Library.  A selection of guided meditation CDs.  Borrow two items for two weeks, free with HUID!

Relaxation Room

Online Guided Meditations

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