mindfulness, n.
1. the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis

meditation, n.
1. engaging in mental exercise (such as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of awareness

The HLS Mindfulness Society provides regular opportunities for law students to practice meditation and helps foster a community of people who try to incorporate mindfulness into their lives. All are welcome, regardless of faith tradition.

Activities

Our meditation sits are held every weekday in WCC 2067 (one of the student group locker rooms in the Student Organizations area, WCC 2068). If you are staff or faculty member, or otherwise can’t swipe into WCC 2068, email us in advance of the sit you want to attend and we’ll prop the door open for you.

Sits are guided and last 15 minutes. We have many cushions available.

Beginners are especially welcome! Even if you have never meditated before, our guided meditations (lead by the group organizers or by an audio recording) will enable you to give it a try. Meditation is a practice; for the most part you learn how to do it by doing it, not by hearing or reading about it.

We occasionally have mindful meals and follow a sit with a brief discussion about an excerpt from Mindfulness in Plain English.

Contact

If you would like to join our weekly mailing list, contact us with questions/comments, or get involved in facilitating Mindfulness Society activities, please email: hlsmindfulness [at] gmail.com