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Zen Meditation

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Event Date: December 19, 2017 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel (off Ryan Lounge)

Take a break from your busy week to explore meditation practice in the Zen tradition.

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m. (during fall 2017)

No prior experience is necessary. Come promptly at 12:30 for a brief orientation if you are new to Zen meditation practice, or a few minutes later to join the group for a brief reading, quiet sitting, and optional discussion.

Contact for more information, or go to

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.