Virtual Meditation on the Lawn: A New Series



Virtual Meditation on the Lawn: A New Series

WHEN: Weekly on Mondays, 7:50am-7:55am

Online via Zoom. Register here.

Starting October 19, CSC and our partners will host virtual drop-in meditations every Monday beginning at 7:50am ET. These five-minute sessions will be 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 will guide the meditation or moment of reflection. We were honored that Dean Ian H. Solomon of UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy led our first session. A schedule of facilitators through November 9 is provided below. Stay tuned for further updates.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the well-being of all members of our community, it is even more crucial that we continue to find regular moments of peace, reflection, and contemplative connection with each other. 
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 private guided meditations for a specific community or organization. 
Event partners include Compassionate Care InitiativeCounseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), FEAPHoos Well, Student Affairs, and UVA Clubs. 

SCHEDULE (in progress)
Oct 19 - Ian H. Solomon, Dean, 
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy  
Oct 26 - Lili Powell, Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, 
Kluge Endowed Chair, School of Nursing
Nov 2 - David Germano, Executive Director, Contemplative Sciences Center
Nov 9 - Nicole RuzekDirector, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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: Ellen Daniels at
Contact information for additional CSC staff may be found here.