Free Daily Online Group Sessions
- Tuesday 10:30am-10:45am
- Wednesday 12:30pm-1:00pm
- Thursday 2:00pm-2:15pm
- Friday 11:30am-11:45am
Session descriptions, registration links and additional ways to support your meditation practice can be found below.
Health Promotion & Wellness Services
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.
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 during spring 2023.
Spring 2023 Schedule: 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: Weekend Wind Down
This session is for students, staff, and faculty and will begin Monday, February 6 and conclude on Monday, May 8. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during spring break.
Weekend Wind Down: Let us start our week with a Monday afternoon/evening wind down. Join together with your University of Maryland community on Monday afternoons to wind down from the day and transition to the evening. Sessions will explore breathing practices and various meditation styles, along with time for guided reflection.
Note: Registering for Monday will give you one access link for all Monday sessions for the duration of the semester.
Tuesday: Guided Visualization
Tuesdays, 10:30am - 10:45am
This session is open only to students and will begin Tuesday, February 7 and conclude on Tuesday, May 9. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during spring break.
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.
Wednesday: Community Meditation
This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Wednesday, February 8 and conclude on Wednesday, May 10. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during spring break.
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.
Thursday: Back to Basics
This session is open to students, staff, and faculty and will begin Thursday, February 9 and conclude on Thursday, May 11. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during spring break.
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.
Friday: Mantra Meditation
This session is open to students only and will begin Friday, February 10 and conclude on Friday, May 12. There will be no sessions when the University is closed, or during spring break.
Mantra Meditation: This style of meditation involves intentional focus on a specific word or phrase, to cultivate intentions that will serve you through your week, often paired with light breathwork and/or guided visualization techniques.
Note: Registering for this Friday session will give you one access link for all Friday sessions for the duration of the semester.
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.
Individual sessions are only available to undergraduate and graduate students at this time.
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.
For an interview or consultations related to meditation please email Sarah Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.