Relax, meditate, and breathe

Stress is part of the human experience, and in certain circumstances it can provide extra motivation or help us out of high-risk situations by temporarily increasing awareness and improving physical performance.  However, chronic stress has been linked to a myriad of physical illnesses and has a negative impact on mood and mental health. 

Some Retreat Options

What is a Retreat?

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I. offers a good introduction to 'retreat' and begins speaking about 'Sabbath time' in the Youtube video preview of a 10-part video issued in 2010. See"Creating Sabbath Space"

Always Mindful

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke on Thursday, 8/13/2009, at 1:57 PM

“How come we all can’t be just a little bit more like monks here?”

Andrew Kriete ’11E has been wondering about this ever since he returned to Amherst after four months practicing meditation in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in New York. He was speaking on a student panel on April 23 as part of the college’s first Day of Mindfulness—a series of events inviting members of the college community to explore various contemplative practices. In the Babbott Room of the Octagon, nine students discussed how and why they’re trying to be mindful in their academic and social lives.

David Mazor

Dr. Mark Hart