Mindfulness Center

The UVA Mindfulness Center offers intensive training courses to develop mindfulness skills – the practice of focusing our attention on our inner experience at the moment that it is happening. By practicing these skills, we learn to be more “awake,” more alert to the moments of our life as they unfold. Being present to our life increases our opportunities to make conscious choices. Mindfulness is a sensible, straightforward way to experience the mind/body connection.


Mindfulness Matters Newsletter

Visit the Mindfulness Newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news and events that are going on within the Mindfulness Center.

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All classes are open to the general public and are enroll-able online.

Continue Your Practice

UVA Mindfulness Center offers audio recordings to continue your mindfulness practice.
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A Day of Mindfulness

A Day of Mindfulness is a free all-day silent retreat for current and past students of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programs.
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Former participants share their thoughts after participating in mindfulness classes.
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Breathing Deeply

By John Schorling There is so much going on now that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  The corona virus pandemic is continuing to worsen in parts of the world, with…

Mindful Pause

Please join us for the virtual Mindful Pause at 4 pm daily, Monday through Friday.  The sessions are 15 minute meditations led by a mindfulness teacher via Zoom. Registration is…

Research Update

Helping People by Being Present  This research evaluated whether mindfulness practices can increase helping (prosocial) behaviors in the workplace.  The investigators did a series of studies in the US and…

Summer Reading and Book Discussion

August 12 3:30-5:00pm (EDT) Free and open to the public Registration required The UVa Contemplative Sciences Center and the Center for Teaching Excellence will be hosting a discussion of the book,…

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