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Practice Meditation with CSC: Resources and Opportunities

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Practice Meditation with CSC: Resources and Opportunities

WEEKLY 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 and CSC instructors are offered on Instagram Live (@uvacscevery Sunday-Thursday at 8pm. Learn more

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE FACULTY COMMUNITY
This group meets weekly for 15 minutes of contemplative practice, including mindfulness, gentle movement, and observational practices. We hold occasional half- and full-day retreats and in-depth practice sessions. We ask you to commit to attending this session twice a month. This community is open to all UVA instructors whether new to contemplation, a seasoned practitioner, or anywhere in between. Past CSC Learning Community members are welcome!  For more information, email us csc@virginia.edu. (Please use the following subject line: Contemplative Practice Faculty Community)

YIN YOGA AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
This one-hour non-flow yoga class incorporates guided meditation and gentle breath work. It is accessible to all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Learn more

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE
Participants in this weekly drop-in course explore the science and practice of resilience through meditation, mindful movement, reflection, and discussion. 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.