Strategic Initiatives:

To create a safe space for supporting and educating the St. Thomas community in meditative and contemplative practices by:

  • Offering free, weekly mindfulness and movement meditation sessions open to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Facilitating others in expanding their personal practice through a variety of resources, including: coaching, information sessions, and meditation media library.
  • Coordinating meditation retreats.
  • Serving as a resource for integrating contemplative practices into research and pedagogy.
  • Serving as a community of practice, celebrating the growth and possibilities that have been actualized by St. Thomas members through mindfulness and contemplative practices.
  • Maintaining close relationships with local initiatives that aim to awaken the mind, heart, and body to the present moment.
  • Developing a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic curriculum related to contemplative studies.