Mindfulness and Meditation 

Mindfulness practice can help us focus on the present moment, become aware of our immediate surroundings and fully accept our thoughts and feelings.

Mindful Mondays

Mondays, noon
Wilton Center, behind Cannon Memorial Chapel

This space for mindfulness practice is designed to enhance individual practice, create a more mindful community, and offer instruction in mindfulness and meditation. This is an opportunity to share knowledge of the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual — the science-based benefits of meditation. Those who join us will experience the tangible benefits of mindfulness and meditation in their own lives and will be encouraged to share and articulate them.

Tranquil Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Whitehurst Living Room

Students only Drop in for 20 minutes of student led guided mindfulness practice, no experience required! Hosted by CAPS interns. No need to sign up; just stop by.

Kairos Contemplative Service

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

This 30-minute weekly service offers students sacred time to reflect on life’s deepest questions. Each service focuses on a question that helps students to consider their lives and their relationship to the world around them in light of Christian spirituality. It includes scripture, contemporary music, hymns, prayer, several minutes of silence, and candle lighting. Hosted by the Chaplaincy.

Breathe and Be

Wednesday evenings, 5-5:30pm

Political Science Lounge, 202c Weinstein Hall

This 30-minute drop in meditation draws from a variety of contemplative practices, including breath awareness, body scan meditation, and listening to Tibetan singing bowls. It’s meant to be a space to relax, breathe, let go, and chill. Hosted by Dr. Datta from the Department of Political Science. All are welcome.

Midday Prayer

Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

This 15-minute weekly Christian service includes scripture readings for meditation, opportunities to share a concern on your heart, and a brief time of silence. It is a quiet, peaceful and reflective way to pause midday and center yourself. Hosted by the Chaplaincy.

Thoughtful Thursdays

Thursdays, 12:00 noon
Wilton Center Multifaith Room

Drop in for 20 minutes of guided mindfulness practice to build and strengthen your skills, whether you are new to mindfulness or practice regularly. Hosted by CAPS. No need to sign up; just stop by

Tai Chi

Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, Multipurpose Room 107

This course is an introduction to taiji quan, China's famous slow-moving, internal martial art. Students learn the basics of Wu Style, one of the five major styles of taiji. Enhanced strength, balance, coordination, internal power, and self-defense capability are the natural effects of this relaxed, enjoyable practice designed to be useful for everyone, from couch potato to professional athlete. No experience necessary.

Zen Meditation

Sundays, 7 p.m.
Wilton Center Multifaith Room

Zen practice emphasizes zazen, or seated meditation, as the primary means to realize the insights of the Buddha. This practice also extends into everyday activities such as eating, working, and relationships. No previous experience is needed, but beginner-focused workshops are scheduled occasionally throughout the year. Hosted by the UR Zen Buddhist Sangha.