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Past Programs

Meditation & Mindfulness


Open-Ended Weekly Meditation Groups

Sessions will run weekly from January 17 - April 26, 2017.

  • Tuesdays, Chestnut Hill Lower Campus: 12 - 1 p.m., Bluhm Library, Lyons 201E
  • Wednesdays, Brighton Campus: 12 - 1 p.m., Theology and Ministry Library, 117 Lake Street, Ryan Room
  • Wednesdays, Newton Campus: 12:30 - 1 p.m., Law Library

These groups provide basic instruction and regular opportunity to practice meditation/mindfulness. Participants benefit from insight and support to establish a home practice.  Participants are not required to attend every session. Register by contacting Pat Touzin at x2-3340 or


Yoga in the Museum

Wednesdays, February 15 - April 5, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Atrium, McMullen Museum of Art

Join us for gentle hatha yoga in the McMullen Museum’s bright, two-story atrium. Whether you are a beginner or a yoga enthusiast, this series of classes for faculty and staff will help restore the mind and body at the end of the workday. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and water. Registration required.



The Museum as a Contemplative Space

Mondays, February 20 - March 27, 2017, 12 - 1 p.m. | Galleries, McMullen Museum of Art

Practicing mindfulness expands awareness and open-ness to new ideas and perspectives in all settings. This program explores the basic principles of mindfulness while harnessing the restorative power of art. Turning inward to pay attention to senses, body, and breath, participants will learn meditative ways to view and interact with art by honing in on the power of color and form featured in paintings by contemporary artist Rafael Soriano. Registration required.



Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Improves Well-Being and Performance

September 22, 2016

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