“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
“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. Tthe short albeit effective guided meditation provided students with some useful tools for practice.” Martha Ecker Professor of Sociology at Ramapo College.
“Love the meditation classes. They have added quality to my life. Usually Jim is the ‘guide’ and he is amazing.” – Myra
“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
“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
“I would like to mention how your course changed my life for the better. My family stated how they noticed a difference in my behavior once I took your course. Similarly, I had a calmer approach to solving problems. Your course minimized my anxiety and it replaced my anxiety with strength and courage. I am forever grateful for taking your Mindful Based Stress Reduction Course at Ramapo College of New Jersey. After taking your course, I noticed how I let others dictate my life, instead of taking control of my life. This was until I took your Mindful Stress Based Reduction Course and I spent extra attention, noticing how I was feeling, and my emotions regarding events that happened within my life.” – MBSR Participant
“I wanted to relay how much I enjoyed the speaker on Forgiveness and his insights. I actually put him on YouTube driving home to keep the peace he created in the lecture. I will look forward to other events at the Krame center.” -Participant at “Forgive for Good” with Dr. Fred Luskin.
“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
Visit the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living
Welcome to the Krame Center located at Ramapo College of NJ. The College’s 300 acre campus, formerly the Birch Estate, combines rural beauty with suburban convenience. Located in northern Bergen County on Route 202, Ramapo is just five minutes from major highways such as I-287, the New York State Thruway, and Route 17, and is approximately 40 minutes northwest of New York City. Ramapo College’s proximity to major urban areas eliminates costly travel time while still offering a tranquil and scenic site for an enjoyable retreat, lecture, workshop or event. We hope to see you soon.
For point to point directions, please select the Ramapo College pin( ) on the map or enter your address in the field below.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Anisfield School of Business (ASB):
Offices room 411/Weekly Meditation room 420
Off Campus Shuttle Services
Ramapo College offers a Shuttle Service to and from the Bradley Center at Ramapo College to the Route 17 Train Station in Ramsey, as well as to Coach USA and Shortline Bus Stops. Please visit the link below for more information, shuttle schedules and bus schedules.
Follow Route 17 North to Mahwah to exit sign “202 Suffern/Morristown” on right. At the end of the short exit ramp turn left (Route 202 South). Continue on Route 202 to light. Campus entrance is on left.
Using Garden State Parkway
Leave Parkway at exit 163 (left lane exit). Follow Route 17 North, using instructions above.
Using Route 208
Follow Route 208 North until Route 202 in Oakland. Continue north on 202 until first light in Mahwah. Campus entrance is on right.
Using Route 287
Take Route 287 North to exit 66 (Mahwah); follow Route 17 South to Route 202 exit. At the end of the exit ramp make left turn (202 South). Continue on Route 202 to light. Campus entrance is on left.
Using New Jersey Turnpike
Take N.J. Turnpike (I-95 North) to end (exit 18W or 18E). Continue North to Route 80 West to Route 17 North. Follow directions above using Route 17.
From the North
Using Route 17
Follow Route 17 South (approximately 1.5 miles from Suffern exit on N.Y. State Thruway). Turn right at Route 202 exit. At end of exit ramp, turn left (Route 202 South). Continue on Route 202 approximately one mile to light. Campus entrance is on left.
Using NY State Thruway
Take N.Y. State Thruway (I-87) South to Route 287 South (New Jersey), exit 15 (Suffern) onto Route 17 South. Follow directions for “From the North Using Route 17.”
From Orange County Using Route 17
Follow directions “From the North” using Route 17 (above).
From Westchester and Rockland Counties
Follow Route 287 West over the Tappan Zee Bridge to Route 17 South. Follow directions above “From the North Using Route 17.’
From the East
Follow Route 80 or Route 4 to Route 17 North. Follow Route 17 North. Follow directions above “From the South Using Route 17 North.”
From the West
Follow Route 80 East to Route 287 North to Mahwah exit 66 (south on Route 17 to 202 South).
From New York City
Take the George Washington Bridge, Route 4 West to Route 17 North to 202 South.
Follow I-95 to Route 287 West over the Tappan Zee Bridge, continue to exit 15 (Suffern) onto Route 17 South. Follow directions “From the North Using Route 17.”
Newark Liberty International Airport
New Jersey Transit System
Port Authority Air Train System
Air Brook Shuttle
NJ Transit Schedules (to Ramsey Rt-17/Suffern)
Off-Campus Shuttle to Ramsey Rt-17 Train Station
Shortline Bus Service between College and NYC
A Map of Campus
On Campus Stores
Food and supplies can be found at:
Book Store (Student Center) – 201-684-7800 or 201-825-8770
Convenience Store (Trustees Pavilion Dining Hall) – 201-684-7773
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