Live Meditation with George Mumford — Q&A Moderated by UVA Head Wrestling Coach Steve Garland
Co-sponsored by Virtual Meditation on the Lawn and UVA Athletics!
SAVE THE DATE: April 14, 2021
Free and open to the public
George Mumford is an expert on mindfulness and performance. Since 1989, he’s been honing
his gentle, but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques with people from locker rooms to board rooms and from Yale to jail.
Michael Jordan credits Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership, helping the Bulls to six NBA championships. Mumford has also worked with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and countless other NBA players, Olympians, executives, and artists.
Mumford’s book The Mindful Athlete is both memoir and instruction guide. He believes everyone has a masterpiece within, which he can show you how to access. While at the University of Massachusetts—where he roomed with future Hall-of-Famer Julius Erving—injuries forced Mumford out of basketball and eventually into an addiction to pain medication and drugs. With the help of meditation and mindfulness, he got clean and made it his mission to teach and work with others.
Learn more about George Mumford.
Former Cavalier All-American Steve Garland is serving in his 15th season as head wrestling coach at Virginia. A master motivator, recruiter and coach, Garland has worked diligently to push the Cavaliers among the nation’s elite. The results of Garland’s perseverance are evident.
Learn more about Steve Garland.
This event is part of a special monthly series of Virtual Meditation on the Lawn offered by the Contemplative Sciences Center and our UVA partners during the spring semester. Each month a special guest from among the world’s leading meditation teachers will facilitate a 15-minute meditation followed by a Q&A. These events will run 11–11:30am ET. Please stay tuned for additional announcements and registration information regarding upcoming events in this series.