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Mindfulness practices can help us focus on the present moment, aware of our immediate surroundings and accepting of our thoughts and feelings. Explore mindfulness and meditation—or expand your practice—at any of these weekly gatherings at Richmond.

Mindful Mondays
Mondays, noon
Wilton Center, behind Cannon Memorial Chapel

This space for mindfulness practice is designed to enhance individual practice, create a more mindful community, and offer instruction in mindfulness and meditation. This is an opportunity to share knowledge of the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual — the science-based benefits of meditation. Those who join us will experience the tangible benefits of mindfulness and meditation in their own lives and will be encouraged to share and articulate them.

Kairos Contemplative Service
Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

This 30-minute weekly service offers students sacred time to reflect on life’s deepest questions. Each service focuses on a question that helps students to consider their lives and their relationship to the world around them in light of Christian spirituality. It includes scripture, contemporary music, hymns, prayer, several minutes of silence, and candle lighting. Hosted by the Chaplaincy.

Dean’s Zen
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Whitehurst Living Room

All members of the University community are invited to join in this hour of mid-week mindfulness. Sessions will include guided meditation, focused breathing, and quite reflection. Hosted by the Richmond College staff.

Midday Prayer
Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

This 15-minute weekly Christian service includes scripture readings for meditation, opportunities to share a concern on your heart, and a brief time of silence. It is a quiet, peaceful and reflective way to pause midday and center yourself. Hosted by the Chaplaincy.

Thoughtful Thursdays
Thursdays, 4:15 p.m.
Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, Multipurpose Room 107

Drop in for structured mindfulness practice to build and strengthen your skills, whether you are new to mindfulness or practice regularly. Sessions will rotate focus between four themes: thoughts, movement, relationships, and sensations. Hosted by CAPS. For students only; you don't have to be registered at CAPS to attend.

Tai Chi
Fridays, 12:30 p.m.
Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, Multipurpose Room 107

This course is an introduction to taiji quan, China's famous slow-moving, internal martial art. Students learn the basics of Wu Style, one of the five major styles of taiji. Enhanced strength, balance, coordination, internal power, and self-defense capability are the natural effects of this relaxed, enjoyable practice designed to be useful for everyone, from couch potato to professional athlete. No experience necessary.

Zen Meditation
Sundays, 7 p.m.
Wilton Center Multifaith Room

Zen practice emphasizes zazen, or seated meditation, as the primary means to realize the insights of the Buddha. This practice also extends into everyday activities such as eating, working, and relationships. No previous experience is needed, but beginner-focused workshops are scheduled occasionally throughout the year. Hosted by the UR Zen Buddhist Sangha.

Spider Rest Stop

Visit the new relaxation lounge on the second floor of Tyler Haynes Commons. Opening fall 2017.