Every Tuesday and Thursday through the remainder of the semester, guided meditation sessions will be offered at the Health Sciences Library. The sessions are held from 1pm to 1:30pm in the Studio, which is located on the first floor of the library.
The goal of meditation is to facilitate physical and mental relaxation allowing mindfulness to become a part of everyday life. This reduces stress and increases feelings of well being, and compassion for oneself and others. Present moment awareness trains the brain to better focus on the task at hand facilitating clearer decision making.
Betty Mooney, a practicing meditator for over 12 years, will be leading the sessions. She has attended week long retreats with Thich Nhat Hahn and Tara Brach and has taken courses from Rick Hanson and Jack Kornfield.
The sessions are free. Beginners to those with previous meditation experience are welcome!