Meditation and Mindfulness

The pace and demands of our high-tech, multi-tasking, work-focused society regularly activate the body’s stress response and keep us in overdrive much of the time—with and without our awareness. To combat this, Healthy You and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care offer meditation and mindfulness classes, which emphasize slowing down and uncritically focusing our attention on one thing at a time. The health benefits are many: lowered heart rate, lowered blood pressure, relaxed body, calm mind, and improved focus.


Open-Ended Weekly Meditation Groups (Online)

Sessions are online and will run weekly through June and July.

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. 

Shortly before the meditation begins, log in to Zoom and on the homepage, click "Join a Meeting" (upper right-hand corner). Upon entering, there might be a small window that will pop up and say "Join with Computer Audio" or “Join with Device Audio,” click that button so you can hear the instructor.

To sign up for a free Zoom account, visit the Zoom website. You will need to download and install Zoom launcher in order to join a video conference.

  • Monday/Wednesday through the end of July, Nina Farber, 8:00 - 8:15 a.m., Meeting ID 470 327 1308
  • Monday/Wednesday through the end of June, Michael Connolly, 12:05 - 12:40 p.m., Meeting ID 947 386 3138
  • Tuesday/Thursday through the end of June, Filippa Anzalone, 12:00 - 12:40 p.m., Meeting ID 883 405 5251

Meditation Group is sponsored by University Mission and Ministry

Sign up for Meditation Updates and Communications here.


Harvard Pilgrim Mindfulness Programming (Online)

Mind the Moment: a coffee house in the cloud, for building community, feeling connected, and getting centered takes place online every Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. We’ll be getting our minds limbered up for the day with short bursts of mindfulness instruction, followed by mini meditations, all featuring a team of expert instructors.

Join us using your computer or mobile device by visiting harvardpilgrim.org/mindfulness and check out our archive of back episodes on the Mind the Moment YouTube page.