Mindfulness and Meditation

Students sitting cross-legged on the ground with their eyes closed.

Students enjoying a guided meditation.

Published September 3, 2019

Meditation and mindfulness can relieve stress, improve focus and more. We offer programs to help you cultivate this practice in your daily life.

Learning to be Mindful

Meditation is the practice of intentionally focusing on something (frequently a word or phrase, sounds, or your own breath) to increase awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment. When we mediate, we are trying to be mindful—much like how when you run, you are trying to exercise. Health Promotion offers a variety of programs to help you incorporate mindfulness in your daily life. No experience or equipment necessary, everyone is welcome.

Mindfulness and Meditation Four-Session Course

Learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and practice different meditation techniques. Classes are free and open to all students.  The registration is now closed and the classes are at-capacity this semester, but details for next semester will be made available in January. Students must be able to commit to all four courses, and pre-register on UB Linked.

Wednesday Sessions (Registration Closed)

9/25, 10/2, 10/9 and 10/16 

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Thursday Sessions (Registration Closed)

10/3, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Mindfulness Retreat

This one-day silent retreat is a great way to sample many different meditation practices, yoga, mindfulness skill-building techniques and more. Snacks will be provided. Register on UB Linked.

Friday, 10/25

2:00-6:00 p.m.

Richmond Hall Aerobics Studio

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