Welcome to the Lesley Meditation Group!

Come relax with us!

The Lesley Meditation Group open to all students, faculty and staff at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. We share, learn and practice a variety of meditative techniques, including using breath, imagery, movement, sound, creativity and compassion.

Meetings are Tuesday evenings, 7:30-8:30PM in Women's Center in White Hall on the Main Campus Quad (inside White Hall next to the Dining Hall).

Fall 2010 Meetings begin on October 5th.

Each week we begin with breathing, stretching, and either a body scan or progressive muscle relaxation. Then we focus on the theme and technique for that week, and end with about 10-15 minutes of silent meditation.

This group is facilitated by graduate students in the Lesley Counseling Psychology Division with certification from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine to teach basic stress reduction techniques.

For more information or to be added to the weekly email list, contact Renee at meditate@lesley.edu.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Spring 2009 Schedule

I have decided to have meetings on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the spring. Here is the calendar. I will update the weekly themes as the schedule is determined.

I added the calendar to the bottom of the blog (only place it fits full screen.) Or go here: Lesley Meditation Group Calendar-Spring 2009

Fall 2009 Schedule (Completed)

We are moving on to a new schedule for the spring; meanwhile, here are the events from this past fall semester. Thank you all for your participation!

Finalized Schedule for the Fall 2008 Semester:
October 14: First meeting! Setting our intentions
October 21: Relaxation using guided visualization techniques
October 28: Insight Meditation (led by Paul)
November 4: NO MEETING
November 11: NO MEETING-Veteran's Day
November 18: Mandalas: Creativity and Centering (Led by Jess)
November 25: No meeting-Thanksgiving break
December 2: Finding our Center: Using breath and imagery
December 9: Stress Reduction: Quick and Easy Techniques for Relaxation
December 16: Stress Reduction: Quick and Easy Techniques for Relaxation and Centering

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wrapping up our first semester and looking towards next semester

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Lesley Meditation Group so far this semester! We are off to a good start! There seems to be a lot of interest in the community in keeping this group going. I am looking for feedback to ensure that this group best serves students at Lesley.

I am working on plans for next semester. We might be changing the day of the week, possibly to Wednesdays at 7:30 at the Women's Center. For anyone interested, please let me know if this time would still work.

I'm also looking to find more meditation leaders for next semester--meditations don't have to be anything fancy. This is a great chance for students (especially grad students with some training) to practice teaching basic meditation techniques, or for anyone with meditation experience to contribute to the Lesley community.

Please email meditate@lesley.edu with any feedback or suggestions for:
-Day, time and location for next semester (how does Wednesday at 7:30 in the Women's Center work?)
-Content and structure of the hour-long meditation group
-Themes and techniques you liked or would like to see
-Suggestions for this blog (links? more blog posts?)
-Suggestions for the weekly update emails (should I email sooner than Mondays?)

If you are not already on the weekly email list and would like to be added, please email meditate@lesley.edu.

Thanks once again to everyone who has supported this group! I look forward to seeing you soon!