PMC in the News

Newsroom: Abby Gieseke

That gust of wind you felt on campus Friday, Nov. 17 may have been from the participants in the One University- One Breath program.

The Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation put together the One University One Breath program with guidance from meditation teacher Eckhart Tolle, who has remarked, “One conscious breath in and out is a meditation.” Participants pledged to take one conscious breath every day from Oct. 16-Nov. 17. They received bi-weekly emails with resources, inspiration and support to assist with their pledge.

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The Wellness Center hopes to increase interest in its Project Mindfulness Contemplation by adding meditation options that apply to people from all walks of life.

PMC is entering its third year and has added a podcast, a detailed workshop series and more sessions to make the experience more convenient for students, faculty and staff.

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Dr. Erika Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer (English Department, Director of WAC) writes in Tommie Media about how she developed a mindfulness practice through her exposure to the Project for Mindfulness & Contemplation, and how she now integrates her practice into her teaching and writing.

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Susie Eckstein, Associate Director of Executive Education Marketing and Open Enrollment in the Opus College of Business, writes about her experience at a presentation given by the PMC to students at the Executive Education Program. 

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More than 70 students joined in the Wellness Center’s meditation flash mob event Tuesday afternoon on the Lower Quad.

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For many of us, life is lived on the cusp of what’s next – our next hour, next meal or next weekend; however, a new university initiative, the Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation (PMC), seeks to help people slow down and focus on the present.

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