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 Winter 2019 Schedule
Instructors Meet the diverse team of meditation and yoga instructors
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.

Winter 2019 Schedule (January 10 - March 29)

Note: There are no classes during Reading Week unless otherwise specified, please contact the site or facilitator to confirm. However, Hart House, Athletic Centre, Goldring Centre and Grad Room have extended schedules and run classes during Reading Week. Please visit their websites for details.

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 6:25 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

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Room 208, 569 Spadina Cresent - Tai Chi (Note: This session runs from January 15-March 26).

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

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

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

12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. | OISE, Room 250, 5th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West (Note: No class on March 14).

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: Jan 10 & 24; Feb 14 & 18; Mar 14 & 18). 

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

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​)

3:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, Buddhist Psychology Student Union, Room 208, 569 Spadina Crescent - Meditation & yoga 

5:10 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Crescent - Brown Girls Yoga

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Multi-Faith CentreRoom 307, 569 Spadina Crescent - Chan Meditation

 

Fridays

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

 

Instructors

The Mindful Moments program has a diverse team of instructors. Each instructor's class is shaped by their unique academic and personal experience with mindfulness. We encourage you to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to read about each of our Mindful Moments instructors and to drop in to their classes.

Meditation Resources

On-campus opportunities

Other resources

Mindfulness Resources