UMass Meditates

Welcome to UMass Meditates.

Choosing to spend even a few minutes to slow down and contemplate may benefit your health in many ways. Perhaps this is between classes, during lunchtime, or whenever a free moment opens up.


The following resources are available to you as you explore meditation and the many benefits it has to offer…

Tree of Contemplative Practices

These quiet moments of reflection or contemplation may support emotional health, enhance self-awareness, increase attention span, improve sleep, and cultivate compassion for yourself and others.

Pre-recorded meditation/mindfulness sessions

Created by members of our UMass community.

Student-led Meditation Group

This group is non-denominational and open to all members of the UMass community. Join them 5:30–6:30 p.m. Thursdays in Campus Center 904–08.

To be added to the email list:

  • navigate to in your web browser
  • sign in with your UMass Amherst NetID and password
  • search for UMass Student Meditation Group
  • Click "join group."

Religious and Spiritual Life.

This page hosts a list of campus and local religious and spiritual organizations and meditation groups.

Center for Counseling and Psychological Health

For meditation and stress-reduction classes and workshops.

A list of mind/body classes.

Located at the Recreation and Wellbeing center

Worcester Commons Contemplative Room

Contemplative Room in Worcester Commons

While many forms of meditation can be practiced anywhere, you may find a dedicated space to be helpful. The Contemplative Room in Worcester Commons offers space for students, staff, and faculty to meditate, contemplate, pray, or simply be in the moment.

Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the semester on the third floor in the Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) Suite. Be sure to sign in at the front desk when you arrive.

To reserve this space, please fill out the Contemplative Room Request Form.

Please do your part to maintain the Contemplative Room by engaging in the following to the best of your ability and comfort:

  • Remove your shoes before entering and feel free to use the coat rack for your jacket, etc.
  • Be respectful of others who are using the space.
  • Abstain from talking (outside of group events), using any disruptive electronics, working, doing homework, or other activities outside of the intended use of the space.
  • Feel free to use any of the mats, cushions, chairs, and back jacks. Please put them back when you are done.
  • Do not bring any food or drink into the room.
  • Leave the room as you found it before departing.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, email April McNally (