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Practice Meditation with CSC: Resources and Opportunities

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Practice Meditation with CSC: Resources and Opportunities

VIRTUAL MEDITATION ON THE LAWN
CSC and partners across Grounds offer these brief virtual meditations every Monday at 7:50am ET. Each week a different instructor, practitioner, or UVA community leader guides these brief sessions. This weekly offering is 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. Learn more and register.

THE DAILY10
These 10-minute contemplative sessions led by UVA students  are posted on social media (@uvacsc). Learn more.

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE CLASSES
CSC offers a number of classes to learn and practice mind-body movements, meditation, and other contemplative techniques and methods for greater well-being and flourishing. Learn more.

STUDENT MINDFULNESS MEETUPS
CSC hosts these weekly mindfulness meditation groups exclusively for UVA students in partnership with (CAPS). Make mindfulness a habit by joining a group this semester! Learn more.
 

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE FACULTY GROUP
All instructors at UVA are invited to join the Contemplative Practice Faculty Group. Meets weekly for contemplative practice including mindfulness, gentle movement, and observational practices. For academic year 2021-2022, meets via Zoom every Wednesday 12:00-12:15 and in-person the last Wednesday of each month from 4:00-4:45pm. This community is open to all UVA instructors whether new to contemplation, a seasoned practitioner, or anywhere in between. Past members are welcome! To join or learn more, email Karolyn Kinane kk7av@virginia.edu by September 10, 2021. Learn more

INSIGHT TIMER
UVA students, faculty, and staff have free access to the premium (paid) Member Plus content on this award-winning smartphone app and web portal featuring a meditation timer and the world’s largest free repository of guided meditations and related tools. Learn more

PRACTICE OF KINDNESS & CARE
Research shows that meditations focused on cultivating kindness, goodwill, and warmth toward oneself and others can increase one’s sense of well-being and social connection. CSC instructor Leslie Hubbard guides this practice, which includes breathing techniques, visualization, and heartfelt wishes of kindness and well-being towards oneself and others. Listen to the audio
 

TIPS FOR BEGINNER MEDITATORS
These are 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. Learn more.