Meditation (and other meditative activities such as yoga) can help reduce stress, improve concentration, and enable us to better understand and control our thoughts and feelings. It can also be part of spiritual practice such as Buddhism. The programs we offer do not require any particular experience or beliefs and are merely intended to provide interested students with an opportunity to learn about or practice meditation, in a comfortable and non-denominational setting.
Why meditate? According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, "people who meditate and focus on breathing are better able to concentrate and focus on their immediate tasks." In other words, you'll do better in school, in work, and in life!!
Weekly Student-Led Meditation Groups
Nondenominational, student-led meditation groups meet weekly during the academic year on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Campus Center (check the list posted near the elevators for room number). All members of the campus community are welcome! For more information, join the UMass Amherst meditation group mailing list. Subscribe here.
Find more information about meditation, including how to meditate.