Mindfulness is grounded in an ancient Buddhist practice dating back thousands of years, "but has a profound relevance for our present-day lives. It has to do with examining who we are....and with cultivating some appreciation for the fullness of each moment we are alive." Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally (Kabat-Zinn, 1994).
In recognizing the benefits that cultivating a mindfulness practice can bring, Mindfulness at F&M works with students, faculty, and staff to promote well-being, compassion, and a renewed sense of awareness across campus. Use this site to find more resources about mindfulness, along with learning about how you can get involved. This includes the four-week Mindful U workshop offered twice per semester, opportunities to participate in retreats, yoga, daily meditation, along with additional workshops and opportunities offered throughout the year. If you have a question or would like to request a workshop or opportunity to partner with Mindfulness at F&M, you can use this page to make that request!
The Mindfulness at F&M program was made possible thanks to the generosity of Tony Kreisel '66 and Dr. Kimberly Faris.