Free Daily Online Group Sessions

  • Monday 3:00pm-3:15pm
  • Tuesday 10:30am - 10:45am
  • Tuesday 9:00pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • Thursday 2:00pm-2:15pm
  • Friday 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Session descriptions, registration links and additional ways to support your meditation practice can be found below.

Program Coordinator

  • (301) 314-1493
  • Health Promotion & Wellness Services

    (301) 314-8128

Meditation can be a useful antidote to stress and is often recommended as a supplemental resource for a number of health and wellness concerns. 

This practice invites us to slow down, breathe, and cultivate a greater awareness of the ways in which our body and mind can work together.

During meditation the body shifts into a state of restful awareness in which we relax the fight or flight stress response, improve sleep, relieve feelings of anxiety and depression, decrease blood pressure, and improve the attention span, among other potential benefits. 

When practiced regularly meditation can awaken creativity, healing, and transformation.

Group Meditation

Meditation practices at the University Health Center will explore a variety of meditative tools and techniques, all designed to cultivate self-compassion, mindful awareness, and the ease that can arise as you meditate. Meditation is a dynamic, diverse, and deeply personal practice, so we invite you to explore the various styles of meditation being offered through the University Health Center to see which styles resonate with you! 

We are currently holding our group meditation program online and in-person.

Fall 2022 Online Via Zoom

To join us on Zoom please use the registration links below. These are free, drop-in classes, and you may attend as frequently as you like.

Schedule and Zoom Information

Monday: Message Card Meditation

Mondays, 3:00pm-3:15pm

This session is open only to students and will begin Monday, August 29 and conclude on Monday, December 12. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during the week of Thanksgiving Recess (11/21)

Message Card Meditation:  In this meditation practice, you will receive an intention to focus on through a card with a special word or message on it. This meditation is great for folks who like some structure and/or guidance in their meditation routine!

 

Note: Registering for Monday will give you one access link for all Monday sessions for the duration of the semester.

Monday Zoom Registration

Tuesday: Guided Visualization

Tuesdays, 10:30am - 10:45am

10:30am-10:45am. This session is open only to students and will begin Tuesday, August 30 and conclude on Tuesday, December 13. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during the week of Thanksgiving Recess (11/22).

Guided Visualization Sessions: Join us as we journey from evergreen forests, to moonlit oceans, to galaxies far, far away - all without leaving the comfort of our own seats.  While practicing simple breath work, participants will be guided through peaceful and relaxing imagery to soothe the senses and calm the mind.

 

Note: Registering for this Tuesday session will give you one access link for all Tuesday sessions for the duration of the semester. 

 

Zoom Registration Link

Wednesday: Community Meditation

Wednesdays, 12:30pm-1:00pm

12:30pm-1:00pm. This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Wednesday, August 31 and conclude on Wednesday, December 14. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during the week of Thanksgiving Recess (11/23).

Community Meditation: This mid-week guided meditation is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to join together as a community, pause, and focus on the present moment. Sessions may include breathing practices, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and more. 

Note: Registering for Wednesday will give you one access link for all Wednesday sessions for the duration of the semester.

 

Wednesday Zoom Registration

Thursday: Back to Basics

Thursdays, 2:00pm-2:15pm

2:00pm-2:15pm. This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Thursday, September 1 and conclude on Thursday, December 15. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during the week of Thanksgiving Recess (11/24).

Back to Basics: In this short session, participants will have a chance to explore a simple meditation technique each week. This session is a great opportunity for you to start your personal practice or build on your already existing personal practice. 

Note: Registering for Thursday will give you one access link for all Thursday sessions for the duration of the semester.

 

 

Thursday Zoom Registration

Friday: Wind Down for the Weekend

Fridays, 4:30pm-5:00pm

This session is open to students, staff and faculty and will begin Friday, September 2 and conclude on Friday, December 16. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during the week of Thanksgiving Recess (11/25).

Wind Down for the Weekend: Let us continue to join together to find ways to care for and nourish ourselves. Join together with fellow staff and faculty on Friday afternoons to wind down from the work week and transition to the weekend. Sessions will explore breathing practices and various meditation styles, along with time for guided reflection. 

Note: Registering for Friday will give you one access link for all Friday sessions for the duration of the semester.

 

 

Friday Zoom Registration

Fall 2022 Schedule: In-Person at the Health Center

The same group meditations you know and love, now in-person at the Health Center! 

To join us during our once-a-month in-person sessions, please enter the Health Center through the front door on Campus Drive. All participants and instructors must be masked. 

The following sessions are free, drop-in classes, and you may attend as frequently as you like. During each session we’ll explore breathwork and a new style of meditation. 

  • Friday, September 16 from 10am-10:30am
  • Friday, October 21 from 10am-10:30am
  • Friday, November 18 from 10am-10:30am
  • Friday, December 16 from 10am-10:30am

 

Individual Meditation Sessions

Looking to build a meditation practice? These 20 minute sessions allow you to work with a trained meditation instructor to learn more about meditation styles to fit your personal needs. 

To schedule an appointment, please call 301.314.8184.

Meditations By Request

The Meditation unit offers professional staff meditation sessions by request. To schedule a session for your class, office, or group please complete this interest form. At least two weeks' notice is required. 

Interviews

For an interview or consultations related to meditation please email Sarah Wilson at wilson72@umd.edu.

 

Pre-recorded Meditation