Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? 

Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays to practise secular mindful meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation and focus. 

You can also join Mindful Moments at U of T's Facebook Group

Contents

About mindfulness Mindfulness helps you manage academic stress
Mindful Moments 2018-2019 Schedule
Exploring Mindfulness Register for half-day meditation retreat on Nov 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Additional Resources Find other resources on mindfulness and meditation

About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of being aware of yourself, your body and your surroundings in the present moment.

Rooted in Buddhism as a spiritual practice, it is also used in clinical psychology to help treat patients with chronic anxiety and stress. 

By learning to incorporate principles of mindfulness in your life through meditation and yoga, or in your diet through mindful eating, you can improve how you manage academic stress.

Register for a mindfulness workshop and you will learn practical skills to enhance your focus in class and deepen relaxation outside of class.

2018 - 2019 Schedule

Mondays

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Grad Room, Lower Level, 66 Harbord Street

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Studio, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place - Meditation & yoga 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - True Peace Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Tuesdays

8:10 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. | Hart House, Exercise Room, 7 Hart House Circle

12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. | Faculty of Information, Inforum, Room 520, 5th Floor, 140 St. George Street

1:10 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 207, 569 Spadina Crescent

1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord St - Meditation & yoga

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Robarts Library, Reflection Room, 8th Floor, 130 St. George Street

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Abbott Room @ St. Hilda's Residence, 44 Devonshire Place

 

Wednesdays

3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Hart House, Activities Room, 7 Hart House Circle

5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. | Goldring Centre, Fitness Room, 3rd Floor, 100 Devonshire Place - Meditation & yoga

 

 

Thursdays

12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Rehab Sciences Building, Room 1016, 500 University Avenue (Note: This session runs bi-weekly on the following dates: Nov 1, 15, and 29; Dec 13; Jan 10 & 14; Feb 14 & 18; Mar 14 & 18.) 

12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. | OISE, Room 250, 5th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West

12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Gailbraith Building, Room 202/173, Faculty of Engineering, 35 St. George Street  

12:35 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Gailbraith Building, Room 202/173, Faculty of Engineering, 35 St. George Street 

12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Cresent - Tai Chi 

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | University College, Leonard Common Room, 75 St. George Street 

2:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | New College, Room 2008, Wilson Hall, 44 Wilcocks (20 minute session)

2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. | New College, Room 2008, Wilson Hall, 44 Wilcocks (20 minute session​)

4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Meditation & yoga 

 

Fridays

1:10 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. | Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, 55 Harbord Street - Meditation & yoga 

 

Exploring Mindfulness: half-day meditation retreat [New]

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Koffler House (569 Spadina Avenue), Room 208.

Join us for Exploring Mindfulness, a half-day meditation retreat for U of T students. In this retreat you will experience traditional silent practice, try seated and walking meditation, yoga, a body-scan and mindful eating.

By the end of this retreat, you will gain mindfulness skills to manage stress, improve your academic performance and increase your life satisfaction.

Note: A complimentary vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Hosted by Dr. Susitna Banerjee and the Multi-Faith Centre.

What to bring?

  • TCard
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Yoga mat

Register for Exploring Mindfulness on Eventbrite today.

Three Students meditating

Meditation Resources

On-campus opportunities

Other resources

Mindfulness Resources