Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help you stay calm, focused, and on track for academic success. Benefits of mindfulness include:

  • Feeling more calm, happy, and relaxed
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved concentration, focus, and academic performance
  • Better sleep
  • Stronger immune system

You can get started practicing mindfulness with a free four-session workshop or with UMass Meditates, live and on-demand contemplative sessions. Try some mindfulness practices on your own using mindfulness apps or online resources.

Other campus resources to check out include mind-body and yoga classesmeditation groups; and the meditation corner in the Rec Center’s Wellness Center.

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Koru Workshop  •  Rec Center Classes  •  UMass Meditates  •  Mindfulness Apps

Mindfulness Events

Meditation 101

Mondays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Wondering if meditation is for you? Try it in a free, fun and supportive drop-in space. Attend one session or many. Open to all – no previous experience required. See this and other offerings on the CCPH Groups & Workshops page.

UMass Meditates

Explore live and on-demand Mindfulness sessions by and for UMass community members. 

Koru Mindfulness 

Koru is a free, four-session course designed for college students. It offers an introduction to mindfulness in everyday life. 

The PART Program

The 9-week Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART) program helps participants develop a self-care routine to help manage stress and improve their outlook and enhance their quality of life. Register for this 1-credit online on SPIRE: 69227, 69229, 69230, 69231

The Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC) of Shelburne, MA offers twice monthly 10-day residential, silent meditation courses. VMC, in partnership with UMass Amherst, reserves course space for Five College students, faculty, and staff. Click here to apply.