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

Mindful Mondays meets at noon in the Mind-Body Studio of the Well-Being Center when classes are in session.

Sign-up for the weekly email by emailing Roger Mancastroppa (rmancast@richmond.edu). 

We practice different types of meditation, mindfulness practices and have some conversation each week to support individual practice and create community.

Brand new or practicing for decades? All are welcome.

KORU Mindfulness @UR

Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The curriculum consists of three components:

KORU BASIC is an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Taught as a weekly, 75-minute class over four weeks by a trained and certified Koru Teacher. (These classes are currently remote, but will return to in-person as we are able.)

Watch for Spiderbytes or contact Roger “Mac” Mancastroppa for upcoming classes! rmancast@richmond.edu 


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. For more information, please contact Kevin Heffernan.


Sacred Pause

Fridays, 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Chaplaincy hosts Sacred Pause via Zoom. This spiritual, nonreligious service invites us to share our lives with one another. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the news unfolding in our larger world. The service includes opportunities for meditative breathing, reflection, and optional sharing with the gathered community. For a Zoom link, please contact Jamie Lynn Haskins Chaplain for Spiritual Life.

There are also a variety of offerings available through the Office of the Chaplaincy to strengthen your spiritual well-being through reflective, prayer-based, and community centered practices and traditions. For more information and to find the opportunity that may be right for you, please contact a Chaplaincy staff member.