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Mindfulness Meditation

Each Mindfulness Meditation offering includes instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and other mind/body techniques to help reduce stress. 

We offer two options to participate in Mindfulness Meditation:

Basic Mindfulness Meditation: An introduction to mindfulness meditation that consists of a weekly, hour-long class taught over four weeks. Each session is limited to twenty students. Attendance at all four weeks is required.

Registration is now open for Winter Quarter 2024 Basic Mindfulness Meditation classes: 

Basic Session 1: Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2024

Basic Session 2: Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2024

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Advanced Mindfulness Meditation: An “advanced” class for students who have completed the basic course or have previous meditation experience and are looking to learn more and develop a consistent practice. Advanced Mindfulness consists of a weekly, hour-long class taught over four weeks. Attendance at all four weeks is required.

Registration is now open for the Winter Quarter 2024 Advanced Mindfulness Meditation:

Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on February 9, 16, 23 and March 1, 2024 

Register here

In an effort to include as many students as possible, we ask that you please register for only one Basic Mindfulness Meditation course per quarter. Contact Carolyn Banner (cbanner@uchicago.edu) with any questions or concerns. 

For more resources to assit in deepening your practice, click on the resource type below.

In addition to UChicago Student Wellness's Mindfulness Meditation Course, there are a variety of ways you can practice mindfulness meditation at UChicago.

  • Twenty Minutes Still: Twenty Minutes Still is a drop-in meditation session with qualified instructors that meet for 20 minutes of meditation on a weekly basis. All experience levels are welcome to join these sessions in Bond Chapel. Email spirit@uchicago.edu or visit the Spiritual Life webpage for more information and to sign up for their newsletter that provides specific times, locations and updates on campus meditation offerings. 
  • Hyde Park Zen Meditation: Spiritual Life and Ancient Dragon Zen Gate provide zazen meditation, dharma talks about their practice, and community discussion on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm. Email hydeparkzen@googlegroups.com or visit this webpage for more information.

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