A kick-off meditation mob, reflective art viewing, and community conversations are just a few of the activities that will be offered throughout November. Stay tuned for more details!
Daily Guided Meditations
St. John University Parish Chapel - Sponsored by Mountaineer Catholic
- 8:30am / Lauds
- 12:00pm / Terce
- 5:45pm (after mass) / Vespers
Weekend Warrior Challenges are an online, weekend challenge to help participants maintain their contemplative practice. Sponsored by WVU Libraries, WVU Medicine, & the Health Sciences Center
- Click here to begin your Weekend Warrior Challenge
Movement Based Activites
Movement based activities, such as swimming, running, and yoga, offer a wonderful opportunity for contemplation. Even in movement you are able to focus the mind on the activity at hand and find stillness, calm, and clarity. The Student Rec Center offers a number of activities to support a movement based contemplative practice Sponsored by WVU Campus Recreation
- Click here for a guide to Movement Based Activites at the Student Rec Center
Join WELLWVU for yoga and chillFEST this November! chillFEST consists of the WELLWVU spinwheel, chillWELL education materials, free massages for students, and stress relieving activities for students to do in between classes such as Rock Mantra, Mindful Coloring, and HeartMath. Please note, during the HSC chillFEST, WELLWVU will not be providing free massages for students.
- Thursday, November 3 , 6 PM -- Free Rooftop Yoga, 5th floor of Evansdale Crossing (weather permitting, alternate location will be at the HEB Rm 101)
- Monday, November 7, 6 PM -- Free Yoga, Health and Education Building (HEB) Rm 101
- Wednesday, November 9, 11AM - 1PM -- chillFEST, Mountainlair
- Friday, November 11, 1 PM -- Free Yoga, Health and Education Building Rm 101
- Friday, November 18, 11 AM - 1 PM -- chillFEST, HSC
- Thursday, December 1, 4 PM - 8 PM -- chillFEST + Yoga Event, Student Rec Center
HEB=Health Education Building - HSC=Health Science Center
Whether to pray, meditate, center, or reflect, there are a number of indoor and outdoor spaces at WVU and around Morgantown that promote contemplation. Unless otherwise noted, all locations are available 24 hours a day and are open to all individuals regardless of their faith. The primary criteria for using these spaces are mutual respect and consideration and we ask that you follow any posted rules or guidelines. Sponsored by The WVU Libraries
- Mountaineer Catholic @ St. John University Parish (Newman Hall), Library & Student Chapel, Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
- Harless Center @ Central Place Apartments, 2nd Floor Prayer Room, Monday-Friday 9AM-5.30PM and other times by request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click for a downloadable guide.
Know of other still and silent spaces on campus, tell us!
"Is Mindfullness Just a Fad?"
The WVU Libraries and THE QUESTION have teamed up to ask this..."is mindfulness just a fad?" Join the conversation and tell us what you think here: https://www.facebook.com/wvuthequestion/
Coloring For Relaxation
Who doesn't love to color? Download our special edition Mindful Mountaineers coloring page to color and share. You can also download THE QUESTION coloring page. Why not color both? Sponsored by The WVU Libraries
While WVU may not offer a Contemplative Studies program, the WVU Libraries can connect students, faculty, and staff to a variety of resources related to the discipline. The following research guide will links to books, articles, videos, and more that support awareness and introspection. Find resources related to Contemplative Pedagogy, Philosophy, Religion/Faith, and Mindfulness. Sponsored by The WVU Libraries