COVID-19 Updates

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The Center for Mindfulness, The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion, and Compassion Institute

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolving rapidly across the United States, our Center, The Sanford Institute, and the Compassion Institute will work together to provide daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions to provide resources and online support to those affected.




To attend any of the sessions listed below, click on the session you want to access. This will bring you to the live online session. Visit this link to learn How to Use the Zoom Meeting Platform.

The UCSD Center for Mindfulness and Institute for Empathy & Compassion 
are conducting a brief research study to assess the effects of 
our meditation sessions during this difficult time.

  1. Click on the   icon below each session's link to participate
  2. There will be a short survey administered before and after each session
  3. Please try to complete surveys 5 minutes before and within 30 minutes after each session
  • This study is completely voluntary and your personal information will be kept confidential
  • Email our research team for any assistance at griegner@ucsd.edu and/or neg008@ucsd.edu 

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Schedule

Day & Time ​Session Topics
​Friday, August 7, 2020
​6:30 am - 6:50 am PT
​Accepting What is Here with Compassion with Cheryl Shah
​12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT
​Stepping Back and Mental Noting with Renee Lewis
​5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PT
​Stepping Back and Mental Noting with Renee Lewis

Monday, August 10, 2020
​6:30 am - 6:50 am PT
Steadying the Heart with the Breath with Megan Prager
​12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT
​Taking a Breath to Reduce Anxiety with Marta Patterson
​5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PT
​Taking a Breath to Reduce Anxiety with Renee Lewis
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
​6:30 am - 6:50 am PT
​Mindful Self-Compassion for Caregivers with Deborah Rana
​9:00 am - 9:30 am PT
Mindful Movement Ending With Body Scan with Noriko Harth
​10:30 am - 11:30 am PT
​60-Minute Practice & Sharing with Noriko Harth
​12:30 pm - 12:50 pm PT
​Just Like Me: Finding Social Connection while Physically Distant with Amanda Mahoney
 
​3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PT
Mindful Movement Ending With Body Scan with Noriko Harth
​5:00 pm - 5:20 pm PT
Just Like Me: Finding Social Connection while Physically Distant with Amanda Mahoney

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
​6:30 am - 6:50 am PT
​Finding Calm in the Storm with Marta Patterson
​12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT
Working With Strong Emotions with Noriko Harth
​5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PT
Working With Strong Emotions with Noriko Harth
​Thursday, August 13, 2020
​8:00 am - 8:20 am PT
​Self-Compassion: Soothing Touch, Kind Words, Common Humanity with Jennifer Miller

​9:00 am - 9:30 am PT
Equanimity Practice with Renee Lewis
​12:30 pm - 12:50 pm PT
​Cultivating Lasting Resilience with William Thiele
​3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PT
Compassionate Body Scan with Noriko Harth
​5:00 pm - 5:20 pm PT
Cultivating Lasting Resilience with William Thiele
Friday, August 14, 2020
​6:30 am - 6:50 am PT
Accepting What is Here With Compassion with Cheryl Shah
​12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PT
Stepping Back and Mental Noting with Noriko Harth
​5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PT
​Stepping Back and Mental Noting with Noriko Harth
​Saturday, August 15, 2020
​9:00 am - 10:00 am PT
60-Minute Practice & Sharing with Renee Lewis
Featured Recordings







Find the rest of our recordings here:
Soundcloud
Longing for Compassion with Equality in the World with Deborah Rana

Taking a Breath to Reduce Anxiety with Noriko Harth


Care for the Caregiver with Deborah Rana

Open Awareness Meditation with Renee Lewis

Steadying the Heart with the Breath with Megan Prager

Giving & Receiving Compassion with Noriko Harth

Feedback

Please fill out our Online Session Feedback Form upon completion of any of the above sessions.

Find audio recordings of our live online sessions and other short meditation sessions on our Soundcloud playlist: Short Mindfulness & Compassion Meditations 

The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness Presents: 

The Neuroscience of Compassion-Based Meditation: The Science of Compassion and Health

August 29th, 2020 | 9 am - 4 pm

Register now!


Resources & Tools

Visit our Resources & Tools Page to find more support regarding COVID-19.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BLOCK ANY PARTICIPANTS FROM OUR PRACTICE SESSIONS IF WE EXPERIENCE BEHAVIOR OUR INSTRUCTORS DEEM INAPPROPRIATE.