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Virtual Meditation on the Lawn

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Virtual Meditation on the Lawn

Virtual Meditation on the Lawn is a virtual drop-in meditation or short guided reflection that CSC hosts along with our University partners every Monday at 7:50am ET. These brief, 7-8 minute sessions are open to the UVA community and anyone else who is interested in pausing, particularly at this very stressful and often lonely time, to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, resilience, and a sense of belonging with others so inclined. Each week a different instructor, practitioner, or UVA community leader guides the meditation or moment of reflection. Read more about Meditation on the Lawn at UVA Today.


2021-2022 SCHEDULE: We will hold meditations every Monday throughout the Fall 2021 semester at 7:50am ET. Check back or subscribe to the CSC newsletter for updates.

You may view all past meditation sessions on CSC's YouTube page which include recordings of our special presentations, Live Meditations with Roshi Joan Halifax, Sharon Salzberg, and George Mumford.


About Meditation on the Lawn: This series is a continuation of the student-inspired Virtual Meditation on the Lawn held this spring, an event that in turn was inspired by the 2013 in-person meditation on the lawn featuring Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington. CSC plans to explore additional extensions of this virtual meditation program over time, including making it daily (Monday through Friday), offering some longer meditation sessions, and offering sessions focused on specific topics and private groups. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about this or any of our events or if you would like CSC’s assistance in organizing small group guided meditations for a specific community or organization. 
 
Event partners include Compassionate Care InitiativeCounseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), FEAPHoos Well, Student Affairs, and UVA Clubs. 

TIPS FOR BEGINNER MEDITATORS can be found HERE.
You'll find general tips for practicing meditation. Additions or adjustments to these guidelines may apply to specific meditation practices and may be provided by individual contemplative instructors leading a particular practice. 


Feel free to reach out to us:
General inquiries: csc@virginia.edu
Director of Advancement: Kayti Sewell at kayti@virginia.edu
Communications: Katherine Ludwig at LudwigK@virginia.edu
Contact information for additional CSC staff may be found here.