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.  

Guided Meditations on Campus

Koru Mindfulness 

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

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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