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Virtual Meditation on the Lawn

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Virtual Meditation on the Lawn

WINTER/SPRING 2022 SERIES BEGINS JAN 24
Mondays, 7:45–8:00am ET.
Jan. 24–May
2, 2022
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Virtual Meditation on the Lawn was created in October 2020, during the height of the COVID pandemic, to bring an opportunity for contemplative pause and intentional renewal each week to the UVA community and broader public. The weekly program was inspired by the 2013 in-person meditation on the lawn featuring Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington.

Each Monday morning during the semester, before the regular work day commences, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of UVA gather synchronously online for a moment of reflection and resolve to begin the new day.

The weekly program is a series of short, 15-minute, drop-in guided meditation sessions led by facilitators including CSC contemplative instructors, UVA faculty and staff, and special guests. The program is hosted by CSC and our University partners Compassionate Care InitiativeCounseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), FEAPHoos Well, Student Affairs, and UVA Clubs.  Virtual Meditation on the Lawn is free online to the UVA community and anyone else interested in pausing to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, resilience, and a sense of belonging with others so inclined.

CSC plans to extend this virtual meditation program over time by offering additional and longer sessions focused on specific topics as well as customized for private groups.

Read more about Meditation on the Lawn at UVA Today.

Recordings of all Virtual Meditation on the Lawn sessions are available on our YouTube channel and may be listened to on the Insight Timer mobile app. Sessions feature UVA leaders and experts, including David Germano, Dorrie Fontaine, Lili Powell, Nicole Ruzek, John Schorling, Ian Solomon, as well as special guests Roshi Joan Halifax, George Mumford, Sharon Salzberg, and more.


WINTER/SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE

January
24: Ian Solomon
31: Cawood Fitzhugh
February
7: Anthony DeMauro
14: Benita Mayo
21: Ina Stephens
28: John Bultman
March
7: Nicole Ruzek
14: Alicia Lopez-Opere
21: Carrington Kernodle
28: Chris Peterson
April
4: Martha Rouleau
11: John Schorling
18: Devin Donovan
25: Ken Horne
May
2: Kim Penberthy
 


MEDITATION RESOURCES

Tips for beginners and general guides for practicing meditation may be found HERE. Additions or adjustments to these guidelines may apply to specific meditation practices and may be provided by individual contemplative instructors leading a particular practice.


CONTACT US
Please contact us if you have any questions about this program or if you would like CSC to organize a small group guided meditation for a specific community or organization.

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.