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Zen Meditation

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Event Date: April 28, 2017 - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Interfaith Chapel, 3rd Floor McCormack off Ryan Lounge

Group meditation practice in the Zen tradition. No prior experience is necessary—come promptly at 12: 20 for an orientation if you are new to Zen meditation practice, or at 12:30 to join the group for a brief reading, quiet sitting, and optional discussion. For more information, please contact or visit

Meditation is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). There are many types of meditation, most of which originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. Generally, a person who is meditating uses certain techniques, such as a specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions. Meditation may be practiced for many reasons, such as to increase calmness and physical relaxation, to improve psychological balance, to cope with illness, or to enhance overall health and well-being.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.

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