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Thu 16

Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

August 16 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
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

For a full list of mindfulness and mediation programs, MBSR courses, and mindfulness retreats, please see the links on the left.

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Daniel Barbezat speaking events for faculty and Ramapo students
Wellness Wednesday
Chronic Pain and Illness support Group
Student Mindfulness Club
Stress Reduction for Finals
Personalized Meditations


For Faculty:

“What Is Education For? Teaching As If You and Others Mattered” with Daniel Barbezat

Friday, October 19  | 1:45-3:25pm
Student Center Rooms 157-158
Cost: Free for Ramapo faculty/ $20 for non-Ramapo faculty

Note: Faculty who have class during this time, can bring their students to an event running concurrently from 1:45-3:25pm in Student Center room 156.

This event,

Introduction to Mindfulness,

will be led by Peter Shalit.

Please check back for registration.

Information and Registration

We all have many wants, many of which conflict with each other. While we want our courses and work to provide direct tangible benefits – training students for the labor market, providing services, etc., we also want to provide environments that deepen and sustain the emotional, spiritual, physical, moral, and intellectual flourishing of ourselves and those around us. How do we select among what often feels like conflicting aims? In this workshop, we will examine how we can cultivate and sustain an inquiry into what is most deeply important to us and how we can use this sense of meaning to guide us in decisions concerning our work. We will examine this sense of meaning and provide techniques for implementing it into our lives. Through this process, we can better recognize our constraints and make decisions across the many tradeoffs that we face.

 

To register yourself and/or to register your class to attend the concurrent Introduction to Mindfulness, please check back for registration.

 

For Students:

“What Is Education For? Learning As If You and Others Mattered” with Daniel Barbezat

Friday, October 19  | 10-11:30am
Student Center Rooms 157-158
Cost: Free for Ramapo students

Information and Registration

We all have many wants, many of which conflict with each other. While courses and programs need to provide preparation for working and careers, we also want them to deepen the experience of being human beings, enriching our sense of the fullness of our emotional, spiritual, physical, moral, and intellectual flourishing. How do we select among what often feels like conflicting aims? In this workshop, we will examine how we can cultivate and sustain an inquiry into what is most deeply important to us and how we can use this sense of meaning to guide us in decisions concerning our college experiences (the selection of your courses/majors, participation in co-curricular activates, etc.). We will examine this sense of meaning and provide techniques for implementing it into our lives. Through this process, we can better recognize our constraints and make decisions across the many tradeoffs that we face.

Please check back for registration.

Daniel Barbezat

Bio for Daniel Barbezat

Daniel Barbezat is a professor of economics at Amherst College and a former director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. He is coauthor, with Mirabai Bush, of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning. He has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University and Yale University and has taught in the summer program at Harvard University.

His approach to teaching economics has been featured in the Boston Globe, the U.S. News & World Report, as well as on the NPR program, Here & Now. Barbezat has worked with the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society as a Board member, treasurer, and associate director of the Academic Program since 2009. In 2012, he became the executive director. He has lectured and led workshops on contemplative learning and pedagogy throughout the United States and Canada and is actively working to expand and deepen the center’s programs, making its work more accessible and transformative for all.

Professor Barbezat’s teaching has focused on economic history, economic thought, subjective well-being and macroeconmic theory. In recent years, he has incorporated contemplative and introspective practices into his courses, helping students discover their own relationships to the material covered. Professor Barbezat has been interested in the many ways in which contemplative approaches can be used throughout higher education. He is also interested in the relationship between awareness and decision-making.


Mindfulness at Wellness Wednesday in collaboration with Ramapo Wellness Coalition

Fall 2016 Wellness Fair

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
For Ramapo Faculty, Staff and Students
Location TBD

Mindfulness at Wellness Wednesday Information

The Krame Center will be hosting a Day of Mindfulness for Ramapo faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, October 3 with activities from 1 to 3 p.m.


Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group for Ramapo College students in collaboration with Counseling Services and OSS

Wednesdays, from 12:30-1:30pm,
Anisfield School of Business Room 420
For Ramapo students

More Information on the Support Group

Do you experience physical pain or have a chronic illness? Do you wish there was a way to connect with other students who experience the same? Join this support group for students living with pain and chronic illness. Share experiences, strategies and learn to utilize mindful practices in a comfortable environment. We will begin each meeting with a short meditation and a sharing of highs and lows of the week. Once a month we may provide a yoga session (Yoga can be adaptive including sitting in a chair.)  Join the student “Groupme” chat. Questions, please contact Peter Shalit at the Kame Center at pshalit@ramapo.edu.


Student Mindfulness Club

mindfulness club with Gandhi

Student Mindfulness Club with Arun Gandhi

Student Mindfulness Club Information

Improve your attention, reduce stress and anxiety and increase self awareness and relations with others. Students interested in joining the Mindfulness Club to learn about the practices and application of mindful living techniques contact  mindfulness@ramapo.edu or call (201)684-7475.


Stress Reduction for Finals

Wednesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 19  | 1-3pm
Location: Mobile

Peter Shalit at the Potter Library during Finals Week

Ten-minute sessions offered during finals week.

Stress Reduction for Finals

Prepare for finals by learning to deal with stress and increasing focus with the Krame Center. Students can start their study session or take a break from the books to revitalize with brief, ten-minute mindful stress-reducing exercises.

For more information, please email Peter Shalit at pshalit@ramapo.edu.


Personalized Meditations Available for Ramapo Staff, Students and Faculty

Any location on Ramapo Campus
Available by emailing pshalit@ramapo.edu

Personalized Mobile Meditations

The Krame Center is offering Mobile Meditations–a mindfulness meditation brought to you. Are you faculty interested in starting off a class with 5 minutes of strategies to improve focus and concentration, staff looking for stress-reduction techniques or students interested in organizing a group meditation sit, or something in between? We’ll help facilitate. Please send your requests to Peter Shalit at pshalit@ramapo.edu.


student meditation

Professor John McTighe Leading His Students in Meditation

What Faculty, Staff and Students Have To Say About Mindfulness Programs

“I teach my students that the value of learning mindfulness and establishing a personal practice is twofold.  They will, of course, have developed a deeply useful skill that they can pass onto clients to help them deal with the many forms of adversity and distress they experience.  But they will also have given themselves the gift of a practice that facilitates their ability to be meaningfully present to clients and to manage effectively the mental, emotional and physical reactions that can come from doing this challenging work.” -John McTighe, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Ramapo College

“Thank you for your wonderful presentation in my Sociology of health and Medicine class. You discussion of a grounded and mindful experience was clear and compelling. The short albeit effective guided meditation provided students with some useful tools for practice.” Martha Ecker Professor of Sociology at Ramapo College.

“At our group meeting I asked everyone how they liked the introduction to mindfulness with meditation at the Krame Center… Joel was in the back row… he yelled, ‘loved it.’ ” -Sandra Suarez, Director Upward Bound Math Science student group

Mindfulness and meditation have helped me to not only explore my emotions but to come to terms with them as well as finding a greater sense of peace. The Krame Center and the Mindfulness club have been very useful with expanding upon this outlook as well as helping me find unique ways to get involved on campus and meet new, like-minded people within the Ramapo community.” -Jack, a Ramapo student

“I have conducted mindfulness sessions using some exercises from the MBSR class in both my undergraduate and MBA classes, and the response has been quite positive. I also have students write reflective assignments in all my classes.” -Sredevi Shivarajan, Ramapo faculty

“To hear and be reminded that my choice school has its own center for mindfulness, where meditation and its practices are thought of as treatment (for anxiety) is enlightening.”  – Instagram comment gplayshark
“I can’t thank the Krame Center enough for it’s continued support and commitment to providing a comfortable space & community that fosters mental healing and exploration. Meditation has proven to be an extremely beneficial tool in my life, and I’m not sure if I would have accessed it without the Krame Center.” – Paul Iannelli, Ramapo student

Ramapo

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