Mindfulness at F&M
Appreciation for the Fullness of Each Moment We Are Alive
Mindfulness is grounded in an ancient Buddhist practice dating back thousands of years, “but has a profound relevance for our present-day lives. It has to do with examining who we are....and with cultivating some appreciation for the fullness of each moment we are alive.” Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally (Kabat-Zinn, 1994).
In recognizing the benefits that cultivating a mindfulness practice can bring, Mindfulness at F&M offers workshops and opportunities to the campus community, including Mindful U, a four-week workshop during which students can learn about mindfulness and develop a practice to help them manage stress and be present in their daily lives, and mindfulness day trips and overnight retreats, during which we travel and connect with one another while learning and engaging in a variety of mindfulness practices.
Past trips visited:
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Longwood Gardens
- Hershey Gardens
- The National Aquarium in Baltimore
- Wolf Sanctuary of PA
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo
On-campus programming including:
- Yoga and meditation classes
- Nature walks
- Mindful meals
- Mindfulness book club
- Movie nights
- Monday Mindfulness tips
Mindfulness at F&M was made possible thanks to the generosity of Tony Kreisel '66 and Dr. Kimberly Faris.
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