University Of Virginia Amphitheater, Amphitheater Way, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular for its many benefits. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of misinformation out there. Here at UVA we are lucky to have a prof who teaches a one credit course on mindfulness. He has ~20 years of mindfulness practice and is able to explain this surprisingly complex practice in a way that makes it practical for beginners. I took his beginner and advanced courses last year and got a lot out of it. The two practices that helped me the most were loving kindness and forgiveness.
Professor Green has agreed to lead a one hour, beginner friendly, mindfulness retreat for our club (feel free to bring non-members!). The event will take place this Tuesday, the 27th at 2pm. We will meet at the lower, center amphitheater. There will be some meditation guided by Sam and he will talk about mindfulness in general. I participated in a similar event last year and found it so compelling I joined his class just 2 hours after.
Sam is offering this course on Wed and Thursday from 2-4pm. The course only has two, one page papers that are more like journals. It is recommended you meditate for 30 minutes each day and attendance is recorded. It’s pass/fail and very easy to pass. I found that I became more efficient at doing my work by meditating so I think it is well worth the time.
The course code is NUIP 2210. It is listed under the nursing school. You do not need to attend the outdoors club event to register for this course. I copy pasted the course description below.
“This course introduces mindfulness practices to facilitate coping with stress and greater engagement with life. Mindfulness involves bringing intentional non-judgmental awareness to what is happening in the present moment. This course is highly experiential, using a lab/seminar format designed for college students to explore applications of mindfulness in mind-body awareness, mindful eating, communication skills and stress management.”
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