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Virtual Meditation on the Lawn 2021

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Virtual Meditation on the Lawn 2021

Virtual Meditation on the Lawn will resume September 13, 2021!

Stay tuned for the registration link and more details. You may also subscribe to the CSC newsletter for updates. 

We will hold meditations every Monday throughout the Fall 2021 semester at 7:45am ET.

Virtual Meditation on the Lawn is a virtual drop-in meditation or guided reflection that CSC hosts along with our University partners every Monday at 7:45am ET. These 15-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.


You may view all past meditation sessions on CSC's YouTube page, including recordings of our special presentations and live meditations with Roshi Joan Halifax, Sharon Salzberg, and George MumfordSelect meditations are also available on the Insight Timer app.


BACKGROUND


This series is a continuation of a student-inspired Virtual Meditation on the Lawn held in May of 2020 to bring a much needed sense of calm and community to the UVA community amidst growing anxiety and uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. That event in turn was inspired by the 2013 in-person meditation on the lawn featuring Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington. CSC plans to extend this virtual meditation program over time, including by offering additional and longer sessions and sessions focused on specific topics and private groups. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about this program 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


Resources and guides for meditators may 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. 


CONTACT


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.