Virtual Meditation on the Lawn 2021



Virtual Meditation on the Lawn 2021

Join us on most Monday mornings through December 20, 2021!
7:45–8:00am ET.


Virtual Meditation on the Lawn is a virtual drop-in meditation or guided reflection hosted by CSC and our University partners. These 15-minute sessions are led by CSC instructors, other experienced facilitators, or special University guests. The program is open to the UVA community and anyone else interested in pausing to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, resilience, and a sense of belonging with others so inclined.

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. 
Event partners include Compassionate Care InitiativeCounseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), FEAPHoos Well, Student Affairs, and UVA Clubs.

Read more about Meditation on the Lawn at UVA Today.

Recordings of previous Virtual Meditation on the Lawn sessions are available on our YouTube channel, as are special guest meditations by Roshi Joan Halifax, George Mumford, and Sharon Salzberg. Select sessions are also available on the Insight Timer app.

9/13 – David Germano 
9/20 – Anthony DeMauro [Meditation
9/27 – Nicole Ruzek [Meditation]
10/4 – Leslie Hubbard [Meditation]
10/11 – Carrington Kernodle [Meditation]
10/18 – Devin Donovan
10/25 – John Bultman [Meditation]
11/01 – Leslie Hubbard
11/08 – Cawood Fitzhugh
11/15 – Benita Mayo
11/22 – Cathy Campbell
11/29 – Ina Stephens
12/06 – Anthony DeMauro
12/13 – Anna DeLong
12/20 – Ken Horne

This series is a continuation of the 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. 

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. 

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.