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6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3780
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Mindfulness Programs and Opportunities

Here is a current list of known mindfulness or meditation practice groups and programs being offered on campus.

Tucker Center Programs

Other Mindfulness and Meditation Opportunities

Tucker Center Mindfulness and Meditation Groups

Mindfulness Group for faculty and staff

The Mindfulness Practice Group for faculty and staff meets weekly from 8:00-9:00 am every Wednesday in the Tucker Meditation Room in the basement of North Fairbanks Hall. The group meditates together for 30 minutes each week and then discusses a chapter from a relevant book or questions and issues related to meditation practice. All are welcome. Anyone interested is encouraged to join.

For more information, contact the Tucker Center.

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Zen Practice Group for Students

The Tucker Center also supports the on-campus efforts of the Zen Practice Group. Zen is Buddhist practice, an investigation into the nature of "self," suffering and the resolution of suffering. The Dartmouth Zen Student Group welcomes all comers regardless of religious affiliation or meditation experience. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles in the group and to assist in planning an annual Spring seminar, involving teachers from both academic and practice backgrounds. The group is led by Gendo Allyn Field, founder of the Upper Valley Zen Center.

For more information, contact Allyn Field.

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Student Mindfulness Group

The Student Mindfulness Group is a student led organization where Dartmouth students, both undergraduate and graduate, from diverse religious (or non-religious), spiritual, and cultural backgrounds can learn different techniques for cultivating mindfulness. This group does not subscribe to any particular religious or spiritual practice, but rather aims to provide students with a space for contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. In addition to regular mindfulness practice, students will have the opportunity to listen to different speakers, participate in yoga practice and other mindful exercises, enjoy community meals, and go on mindfulness retreats. This group is designed for both experienced meditators and for students who have no prior meditation experience. Its ultimate goal is to create and foster a community of mindful individuals at Dartmouth. We meet on a weekly basis in the Tucker meditation room in North Fairbanks. 

We meet every Sunday and Thursday evening from 7:30 to 8 PM in the Tucker meditation room in North Fairbanks.

For more information, please contact the Dartmouth Student Mindfulness Group.

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Other Mindfulness and Meditation Opportunities

Student Health Promotion and Wellness

Student Health Promotion and Wellness supports holistic wellness, an active process through which people become aware of and make choices towards a more successful existence. Thriving@Dartmouth is a free PE class for credit. T@D's curriculum is designed around the evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Koru Mindfulness models.

the purpose of this 8-week course is to help you support your wellness by cultivating a simple, effective mindfulness practice and practicing skills that promote stress-management; healthy relationships with self and others; resilience; and mental, intellectual, physical, and social wellbeing.

As a result of this course, you will learn skills that can increase your ability to:

&#8226           Cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life.

&#8226           Cultivate inner calm.

&#8226           Live in the present moment (not lost in anxiety about the past or future).

&#8226           Notice negative thinking patterns and their effect on stress.

&#8226           Keep things in perspective.

Course begins on Thursday, January 12th (No classes Jan 16-20)

Mondays 3-4:20 pm & Thursdays 4-5:20 pm | Capped at 20

Instructor: Laura Beth White

Sign up on Banner: CRN# 14946

Check out their relaxation downloads.

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Meditation & Relaxation

Meditation & Relaxation, a class taught through Dartmouth's Physical Education program focuses on using and learning methods of meditation and relaxation to help reduce stress and increase well-being and peace-of-mind. These skills have long been shown to enhance many facets of everyday life, from studying to relationships to health. It's fun as well as relaxing. Dress comfortably.

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Further Reading

Is Mindfulness Good Medicine? (Scientific American)

o Mindful Eating (pdf)

o Mindfulness at Work (Huffington Post)

Mindfulness can Literally Change your Brain (Harvard Business Review)

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Last Updated: 4/16/18