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Mon 19

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 19 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 21

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 21

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 22

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 22 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon 26

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 26 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 28

Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 28

Yoga Studies Information Session

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 29

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

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

Krame Center’s Mindfulness Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Krame Center is to support faculty, staff and students while also serving the greater community as a distinctive center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, for learning and applied research in contemplative and mindfulness practices for the betterment and well-being of individuals, organizations and society.

Our Vision

To be an inclusive and safe educational environment that fosters the development of faculty, students, staff and the community through meditation, mindfulness and contemplative practices.

Our Core Values
  • Enhance human potential through meditaiton, mindful and contemplative programs for individuals, professionals and organizationsThe Krame Center offerings include workshops on how to meditate, mindfulness and mindful living, the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School (CFM)  and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course,( both 8-Week and 5-Day Intensive formats,) free weekly meditations, silent retreats, special Mindfulness programs for Educators and a speaker series. We also offer the CFM Fundamentals course to begin the path to becoming an MBSR instructor.  This mindfulness and meditation center is located in Bergen County, NJ, just 45 minutes from New York City.
  • Inspire creativity and innovation through mindfulness and contemplative studies and practice based research
  • Foster an inclusive, interdisciplinary and diverse learning environment
  • Develop strategic alliances with organizations that exemplify excellence in mindfulness, contemplative
    practices and research
  • Compassionately understand and serve those in need to reduce human suffering
  • Cultivate a sustainable environment that will support the future vitality of the Krame center through fundraising and philanthropy

About the Krame Center

Krame Center, located in Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College

About the Krame Center
The Krame Center for Mindful Living at Ramapo College is a distinctive center for learning contemplative and mindfulness practices. This mindfulness and meditation center is located in Mahwah, Nj in Bergen County, just 45 minutes from New York City

The Center offers a variety of programs including:

  • Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course (both 8-week and 5-Day Intensive versions)
    • Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
    • Special Mindfulness programs for Educators K-12
    • Speaker Series
    • Silent Retreats
    • free Weekly Meditations
    and the CFM Fundamentals course to begin the path to becoming an MBSR instructor.

About Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

What is Mindfulness?

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

What is Contemplative Studies?

Contemplative Studies is a new and emerging discipline that applies rigorous research methods to the study of contemplative and mindful practices as expressed across many cultures, traditions and historical eras. This interdisciplinary field  spans the Arts and Humanities as well as the Natural and Social Sciences.

Applying Contemplative Practices to Teaching and Learning

Contemplative Studies use a wide spectrum of mindfulness practices to help students learn course material in a deep and meaningful way.   It  is  an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes direct immediate experience.  Examples of contemplative practices vary from mindful ways of journaling, reflective reading,  deep listening and many others and can be applied to any course.

Ramapo College takes seriously its mission of educating students as whole persons. The mindful approach to pedagogy complements traditional methods of teaching and learning and would be in agreement with  Harry Lewis, former dean of Harvard who states that a college’s job is “to help (students) grow up, to learn who they are, to search for a larger purpose for their lives, and to leave college better human beings.”

Programs, speakers and workshops on mindfulness, meditation and contemplative practices

The Krame Center offers many interesting and innovative programs, speakers and workshops. We offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, free weekly meditation sessions and free Introduction to Mindfulness workshops. We have special programs for K-12 educators with the opportunity to expand their own practice and their understanding of how mindfulness practices can be concretely applied to the classroom.  In addition, we have a speaker series which covers a variety of topics.  Check the tabs on the left side of this page for more information. Since partnering with the Center for Mindfulness Mass, we are able to offer Oasis Teacher training Fundamentals courses for those interested in learning to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR.)

Customized Mindfulness workshops are also available to local schools.

All events require registration and a parking pass for non-Ramapo participants.

To reach the Krame Center, email or call 201-684-6855

All programs are offered at Ramapo College campus, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ  07430, Bergen County in Northern New Jersey.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact

Krame Center for Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey