Published: Oct. 8, 2019

The newly established Contemplative Resource Center at CU Boulder will host meditation sessions and workshops open to students, faculty and staff during its launch week, Oct. 21–25. A schedule of events is available on the Contemplative Resource Center website. Each event listing includes a description of what will be offered.

From a class on beginning somatic meditation to a contemplative movement class with a dance professor, the launch week events serve as an introduction to how the CU Boulder community can explore contemplative practices on campus.

Almost all events during launch week are open to students, faculty and staff. One event, The Contemplative Classroom, is meant for educators at CU.

Overview of events

The new center, housed within Human Resources, aims to centralize information and resources about campus events and opportunities to participate in contemplative practices. The center seeks to integrate secular contemplative practices into how teaching, working and living happens at CU Boulder.

What are contemplative practices?

Contemplative practices vary and emerge from diverse traditions. In general, the practices cultivate self-awareness and the development of mental and physical steadiness and balance. Practitioners tend to find that contemplative practices provide opportunities for reducing stress, increasing self-compassion and compassion for others, and opening up opportunities for greater creativity and vitality.

Learn more about the Contemplative Resource Center.