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!

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Spring 09 semester has begun!

Two weeks into the spring semester and I am quite excited! We've had a nice handful of people show up to both meetings, although there is certainly room for more. I have several new people to add to the email lists from the student activity fair; and I'm working on trying to get us funding for meditation leaders (I'm looking for undergrads who would be willing to take a leadership role to make this an official undergrad student group--please email me if you are interested!)

Even more exciting, one of my classmates has joined us and will be leading on a semi-regular basis. Angela Wilson is a graduate student in the Counseling Psycholgy Program, has practiced meditation for five years and has taught at the Kripalu Institute (http://www.kripalu.org/). (Her profile: http://www.kripalu.org/article/505/). She will be leading us in Vipassana meditation and yogic breathing. Welcome Angela!

I look forward to seeing everyone soon!