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Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Western education has been steeped the tradition of rational thinking and outer observation. As our world becomes more interconnected and more complex, there is a growing need  for students to have resources from which they can draw upon to help them focus, regulate emotions and attention, maintain balance, reflect upon and examine themselves, and develop healthy boundaries.

Mission of the IUP Mindfulness Living Learning Community:

To provide IUP students opportunities to:

  • learn basic mindfulness practices
  • expose them to various activities of inquiry to deepen their capacity for insight and reflection
  • learn skills to reduce stress
  • help cultivate a more compassionate attitude towards the world and those around them.

Although much of the mindfulness literature draws from the Buddhist tradition, its main value is secular in nature, and it can be used within any faith or creative or contemplative path.             

Benefits of Mindfulness Practices:

  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Improves concentration and attention
  • Promotes greater awareness of body sensations, emotions, thoughts
  • Builds compassion for self and others
  • Fosters meaning and purpose
  • Develops connections
  • Regulates emotions
  • Increases capacity for reflection and insight
  • Boosts tolerance of uncertainty and ambiguity

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