Meditation

Daily Online Group Sessions

  • Session descriptions and registration links for each session can be found below.
  • Monday 11:00am-11:30am
  • Tuesday 10:00pm-10:30pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • Thursday 2:00pm-2:15pm
  • Friday 4:30pm-5:00pm

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.

Online 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. 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.

Spring 2021 Meditation Sessions

Mondays: Message Card Meditation

In this meditation practice, you will receive an intention to focus on by drawing 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!

Open to UMD Students

This session is held on Mondays from 11:00am-11:30am and will conclude on Monday, May 10th.

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

Monday Zoom Registration

Tuesdays: Settle into Sleep Meditation

This meditation and sleep story practice will help you wind down for the evening and set you up for a restful night's sleep.

Open to UMD Students

This session is held on Tuesdays from 10:00pm-10:30pm and will conclude on Tuesday, May 11th

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

Tuesday Zoom Registration

Wednesdays: 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. 

Open to UMD students, staff, and faculty

This session is held on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-1:00pm and will conclude on Wednesday, May 12th

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

 

Wednesday Zoom Registration

Thursdays: Back to Basics Meditation

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. Please note we will be doing a gentle walking meditation on Thursday, April 9.

Open to UMD students, staff and faculty

This session is held onThursdays from 2:00pm-2:15pm and will conclude on Thursday, May 13th.

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

 

Thursday Zoom Registration

Fridays: Wind Down for the Weekend Meditation

As we continue to navigate both remote and on-campus work, we must continue 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. 

This session is held on Fridays from 4:30pm-5:00pm and will  conclude on Friday, May 14. 

Open to UMD staff and faculty

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

 

Friday Zoom Registration