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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News and Notes

Virtual Meditation on the Lawn to start September 12 The University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center will begin the Virtual Meditation on the Lawn sessions on September 12, 2022. They…

Research Update

The Dress and Individual Differences in Perception The image of the dress that some see as blue/black and others see as gold/white elicited worldwide attention in 2015, including among many…


By John Schorling                      When we see things, we tend to believe what we see is an accurate reflection of the way things are.  How many times have we seen or…

News and Notes

Two Mindfulness Courses Will Be Offered In Person The Fall  If conditions allow, the next Mindfulness for Healthcare Employees and Mindful Eating courses beginning in September will be taught in…

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