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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contemplative Studies

Selected resources and practices for learners and teachers

1-credit Meditation Facilitator Practicum (Service Learning 298-05)

Meditation Facilitator Practicum - Service Learning 298-05
Offered every semester for 1-credit (pass/fail); Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 (plus guiding meditations Thursdays 5:30-6:30)

This 1-credit, student-led, service-learning Practicum cultivates the skills, confidence, and experience needed to lead meditation (defined broadly) for the campus community. Through presentations, discussion, guided meditations, experiential exercises, readings, reflections, and personal meditation practice, the group aims to strengthen personal relationships and contribute to a contemplative campus culture, and ultimately benefit our broader society. Courage, creativity and authenticity in service to community will be a significant frame of class time and meditation sessions in conjunction with social justice and trauma-informed approaches. Advisor, Madeleine Charney




Student-led Meditation

Student-led meditation - Open to the campus community!
Participate in a range of contemplative practices followed by discussion. 
Facilitators are trained in the Meditation Facilitator Practicum (see above)
Mondays 5:30-6:30 (Contemplative Room, Worcester Commons, 3rd floor)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 (Campus Center 904-08)

To be added to the email list:

  • navigate to in your web browser
  • sign in with your UMass Amherst NetID and password
  • search for UMass Student Meditation Group
  • Click "join group."