Please note programming changes due to COVID-19. We have also announced online classes. View those updates here.


Student Flourishing Initiative: Tools for School and Life

Researchers from three universities designed a course on human flourishing and contemplative practices for new undergrads, who are often overwhelmed by major transitions. These faculty are hoping that this will help students manage stress, and better realize their goals.

Bringing Contemplation to Life—Kirsten Gelsdorf

After years of international humanitarian work in the wake of earthquakes, tsunamis, and war, Kirsten Gelsdorf found that meditation helped her process experiences and restored her to health. Now she equipping students before they deploy.  We sat down with Kirsten to find out more about her life, her story, her practice.

CSC's Class is Helping First-Year Students Start College Off Right

CSC is partnering to help first-year students thrive academically, mentally and socially – during school and throughout their lives.

Tish Jennings' Dialogue With the Dalai Lama: A 15-Year Journey in Mindfulness and Education

“My wish is that, one day, formal education will pay attention to the education of the heart..."

Spring 2018 CSC Speaker Series

Announcing New Talks by Sharon Salzberg (3/20), Gary Kraftsow (3/26), Mick Krasner (4/12)

Spring 2019 Contemplative Practice Rotunda Series Announced

Save the dates for experiential sessions including Seasonal Yin Yoga, Caring for the Caregivers, Mindful Leadership, and much more.

Spring 2018 Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series Announced

Join us for this experiential 6-session series featuring contemplative practices from diverse contemplative practices. Held at the University’s iconic Rotunda, sessions include mindfulness and compassion meditation; bridging separation through sacred movement and storytelling; sound meditation; and medical and therapeutic yoga.

Compassionate Schools Project

Contemplation in K-12 Education

Contemplative Learning and Research in Higher Education

A community building workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Region held on May 23, 2015

Pop-up Meditation Sessions on Grounds

Join CSC for a series of Pop-up Meditation sessions on Grounds throughout the spring semester.