Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus on a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, promote relaxation, and enhance person and spiritual growth.

Research on mindfulness continues to evolve and a look at the state of science from Greater Good at Berkeley shows:

  • Meditation almost certainly sharpens your attention.
  • Long-term, consistent meditation seems to increase resiliency to stress.
  • Meditation appears to increase compassion and make our compassion more effective. 

Daily Live Meditation via Zoom

Due to social distancing requirements, Well-Being and Health Promotion will be offering daily live meditations for CUIMC students through Zoom. To receive communications about mindfulness meditation throughout the semester, take a moment to join our Mindfulness Meditation mailing list

We ask that participants make sure their audio is muted upon entering the meeting room and remains muted for the duration of the practice. Stay with us after the mediation to ask questions about meditation or connect about other Well-Being and Health Promotion related topics.

Community Resources

  • Heights Meditation
  • Meet-up Group
  • Kadampa Meditation Center
  • Milstein Hospital Meditation: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 12:30-1:00pm | 5th Floor Chapel
  • Psychiatric Institute Meditation: Tuesdays | 12:30-1:00pm | 1st Floor Room 1200 NYSPI
  • Soundbath Meditation: Tuesdays | 12:45pm–1:15pm | MSCH/Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel, Presbyterian Hospital First Floor

Additional Resources

Mobile Apps for Meditating

Books About Meditation

  • Mindfulness for Beginners (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
  • Meditation for Beginners (Jack Kornfield)
  • Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind (Shunryu Suzuki)
  • Real Happiness – The Power of Meditation (Sharon Salzberg)
  • Zen Meditation in Plain English (John Daishin Buksbazen)

Podcasts and Scripts for Meditating