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Fri 17

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 20

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 20 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 22

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 23

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 23 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon 27

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 27 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 29

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 30

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 30 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

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Weekly Meditation Sessions

Special Pre-Meditation Event “Using Mindfulness to Get at Sustainability” with Professor Ashwani Vasishth

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop


Meditation Sessions

meditation room

View from the meditation room

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions:

Mondays and Thursdays
1:10-1:45pm
Anisfield School of Business Building room 420, Ramapo College of NJ

Information and Registration

Learn to meditate or expand your meditation practice at these partially guided weekly day mindfulness meditations for experienced or beginners at Ramapo College in Northern NJ. These weekly meditation sessions will be led by Peter Shalit.

Registration is required but walk-ins are welcome and can register at the session.
A choice of chairs or cushions are available for your comfort. We ask you to remove your shoes at the door, so please bring socks if you would like. Dress comfortably and in layers..

All weekly meditation sessions are held in Anisfield School of Business room 420 at Ramapo College of New Jersey located in Mahwah, NJ in northern Bergen County, New Jersey. There is no charge for these meditations, but we ask community members consider a donation to the Center. (Free to all Ramapo College faculty, staff and students.)

Current registration is for weekly meditations until January 17, 2019.

To register for the Monday and or Thursday sessions and receive your parking pass, please click here.  

Weekly Evening Meditation Sessions:

Wednesday Evenings
5:30-6:30pm
Anisfield School of Business Building room 420, Ramapo College of NJ

Information and Registration

Learn to meditate or expand your meditation practice at these partially guided evening meditations for experienced or beginners in Northern NJ. These weekly meditation sessions will be led by Peter Shalit.

Registration is required but walk-ins are welcome and can register at the session.
A choice of  chairs or cushions are available for your comfort. We ask you to remove your shoes at the door, so please bring socks if you would like. Dress comfortably and in layers.

All weekly meditation sessions are held in Anisfield School of Business room 420 at Ramapo College of New Jersey located in Mahwah, NJ in northern Bergen County, New Jersey.

There is no charge for these meditations, but we ask community members consider a donation to the Center. (Free to all Ramapo College faculty, staff and students.)

Current registration is for weekly meditations until January 16, 2019.

To register for the Wednesday evening  meditation sessions and receive your parking pass, please click here.


Special Pre-Meditation Events:

“Using Mindfulness to Get at Sustainability” with Professor Ashwani Vasishth

Wednesday, September 26
5-5:30p.m. with meditation to follow 5:30-6:30pm
Anisfield School of Business room 420

Information and Registration

There are two key elements that undergird Sustainability, in actual practice.  One of these is the attribute of empathy–which is critical because it is a prerequisite for the essential trait of being able to switch perspectives across stakeholder positions and world views.  The other, which is the focus of this discussion, is best depicted by the Sanskrit meme of dhyaan–which loosely translates as the ability to pay diligent attention–connoting mindfulness practice. In this context, we will briefly discuss Mindfulness as an essential precursor to Sustainability Practice, exploring one of the imperatives that underwrite my own thoughts on the matter.

Please check back for registration.

About Ashwani Vasishth

Ashwani Vasishth is Associate Professor in Sustainability, and Director of the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  He is President of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability 

(NJHEPS).  He received his PhD from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in Environmental Planning, and his Master’s Degree from MIT, Cambridge, in International Development.

He is currently engaged with urban ecology projects from within a social-ecological-systems perspective, and is involved with the Sustainable Development Goals process at the United Nations. His pedagogy is focused on Education for Sustainability from within a transdisciplinary framework, and within the context of a globalizing International Development paradigm.


Meditation Leader Peter Shalit

Bio for Meditation Leader Peter Shalit
weekly mediation teacher

Peter Shalit

Peter Shalit, Meditation leader, MBSR instructor

Peter Shalit, a Graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology, studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia for several years. Peter is now in pursuit of his Masters in Social Work. He is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained at the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. Peter leads meditations and mindfulness practices, and develops talks and programs for the Krame Center.

What participants have to say about the weekly meditations

“I like the mediation, the friendly welcoming staff, the creation of a comfortable safe space, and the view of the Ramapo Mountains.  The opportunity for quiet reflection”

“The combination of a guided meditation and being in silent communion with other meditators in a completely comfortable room, with comfortable chairs and cushions.”

“I find the experience to be soothing, and returned to my desk more productive and centered.”

“I have attended both Wednesday night free meditations so far and found them both worthwhile. Each different because of the leader, but each type had fruitful results for the life thinking which I am doing now. I am so pleased to have found the Krame Center at this time of my life!” -Gail

“Love the meditation classes. They have added quality to my life”  – Myra


Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, September 19
7-8:30pm (please arrive no later than 6:45pm.)
Anisfield School of Business Room 420, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Information and Registration

Mindfulness is a purposeful way of focusing attention to the present moment and promotes a presence in the here and now that is often lost in today’s fast paced society. Research indicates that a mindfulness practice, including meditation, decreases anxiety and stress while enhancing the ability to concentrate and pay attention. The physical and psychological benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices have been well documented.

Learn to meditate at this introductory session. The program will briefly review the meaning and benefits of mindfulness practices, and then present an experiential introduction to breath-based meditation practice. Suggestions will be offered on how to integrate a simple, but effective, mindfulness practice into one’s everyday life. We ask participants to please wear comfortable clothing to the event.

Cost:  $15 Community/ No charge for Ramapo faculty, staff and students. Please note, we are unable to give refunds if you are unable to attend for any reason.

To register and receive your parking pass, click here  

Bio for Leader Peter Shalit

weekly mediation teacher

Peter Shalit, a Graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology, studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia for several years. Peter is now in pursuit of his Masters in Social Work. He is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained at the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. Peter leads meditations and mindfulness practices, and develops talks and programs for the Krame Center.


To request disability-related accommodations, please contact mindfulness@ramapo.edu.

Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey
201.684.6855
mindfulness@ramapo.edu