Virtual Meditation on the Lawn



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.

REGISTER HERE: Please note: You must register for the Spring 2021 Series of Virtual Meditation on the Lawn even if you previously registered for any session of our Fall Series (Oct - Dec 2020).

2021 SCHEDULE: We will hold meditations every Monday throughout the Spring semester at 7:50am ET (except for January 18, 2021 and March 29, 2021). Check back or subscribe to the CSC newsletter for updates.

Read more about Meditation on the Lawn at UVA Today.

Details for the Sharon Salzberg Event can be found here.

You may view all past meditation sessions on CSC's YouTube page here.

March 8—Jamari Michael White, Spiritual and Ancestral Healer, 2019 Dalai Lama Fellow
Meditation Topic: Coming Home to Yourself

March 15—Cawood Fitzhugh, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Nurse Practitioner
Meditation Topic: Lovingkindness Meditation

March 22—Benita Mayo, Equity Center Community Fellow-in-Residence and CSC yoga instructor.

We will not hold a meditation on March 29, UVA Spring Break Day.

April 5—Daniel A. Hirshberg, Visiting Scholar, Contemplative Sciences Center ('20–'21)

April 12—Information to come

April 19—Ed Porter, Board of Directors, Courage of Care Coalition

More dates to come.

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. 

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:
Director of Advancement: Kayti Sewell at
Communications: Katherine Ludwig at
Contact information for additional CSC staff may be found here.