Free guided meditations from UCLA
Each week has a different theme, and usually includes some introductory comments, a guided meditation, some silent practice time, and closing comments. Presented by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
UCSD Center for Mindfulness
Guided audio files for practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.
Basic mediation with Tara Brach
Free meditations that you can stream or download.
Contemplative Mind in Society
Guided practices from from Mirabai Bush, the center's director, Diana Winston from UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, and Arthur Zajonc, president of the Mind & Life Institute.
Insight Meditation Society
Selected talks, podcasts, and audio streams, including various lengths of guided meditation.
Center for Mindfulness, Fresno, CA
InsightLA Los Angeles, CA
Mind & Life Institute Boulder, CO
Mindful Living Programs Chico, CA
Spirit Rock Woodacre, CA
Susan Kaiser Greenland, InnerKids Program Los Angeles, CA
UCSD Center for Mindfulness La Jolla, CA
Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Northampton, MA
Center for Mind-Body Medicine Washington, DC
Garrison Institute Garrison, NY
Mindfulness Meditation New York Collaborative New York, NY
Penn Program for Mindfulness Philadelphia, PA
Valley Mindfulness Leeds, MA
Center for Investigating Healthy Minds Madison, WI
University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing Minneapolis, MN
Center for Consciousness and Transformation, Fairfax, VA
Duke Integrative Medicine Durham, NC
Mindfulness-Based Campus-Community Health Program Little Rock, AR
Raising Happiness: Christine Carter, director of the Parents Program at Greater Good Science Center
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, K-12
MINDFULNESS PROGRAMS IN COLLEGES
University of California, Los Angeles
Offers a large collection of downloadable, guided meditations through the Mindful Awareness Research Centre, as well as online meditation courses.
The university's Mindfulness Room is open to the academic community 24/7. It includes a waterfall wall, meditation, and yoga accessories. Visitors are encouraged to leave homework and digital devices outside the room.
University of Minnesota
The Mindfulness for Students Club has been offering group sitting meditation, yoga, and qigong since 2005. Each week, a guest speaker leads a 90-minute meditation followed by time to socialize, and as often as twice a year a mindfulness teacher is brought in to lead a half-day mini retreat. All the programs hosted by Mindfulness for Students are free and, during finals, the meditation room is available to harried studiers who need a quiet moment for themselves.
University of Syracuse
Syracuse’s eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course strives to improve both the scholarly and personal wellbeing of the student community. The free, non-credit course is led by a certified MBSR instructor, consisting of weekly sessions and at-home meditation assignments. Students learn body scan techniques, as well as yoga and walking meditations.
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburg’s Stress Free Zone (SFZ) is a room dedicated to calm. It offers scheduled classes for guided relaxation, yoga, and meditation, and peer educators can be scheduled to visit student organizations and residences to teach mindful practices.
University of Missouri
The Mindfulness Practice Center at U of M offers meditation and yoga sessions to students. The university’s student health center also has a wide variety of mindfulness-based courses, and the Mindfulness Meditation Group meets once a week. Many of U of M’s available programs are free of charge, and some of the courses count toward students’ credit hours.
University of Oregon
Hosts a six-week Relax and Renew Meditation series for students, as well as Stress Management and Meditation.
Recommends mindfulness to undergrads for “personal stress management.” The Mindfulness for Health and Healing course is free for students dealing with chronic pain, and graduate students can take MBSR certifications.
University of Toronto
U of T has instigated Mindful Mondays: one-hour meetings on mindfulness techniques for stress reduction. They also offer Mindful Eating courses a number of times per year.
University of Utah
Offers a variety of mindfulness workshops and therapy courses, such as Peace of Mind and Mindful Approach to Work/Life Balance.
The Mindfulness Project at New York University
This group leads students in mindful meditations and yoga. The program also brings in guest speakers to discuss topics like food and dance, and arrange mindfulness-themed hikes and movie nights.
Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
Based at the Waisman Center at the Unviersity of Madison-Wisconsin, CIHM's research looks at the effects of meditation and compassion training, child education and development, and mental and phsyical health and illness.
Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
A quarterly online magazine reporting on the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being
Mindfulness Research Monthly
A database and monthly publication updates on the latest mindfulness research.
Mindfulness and Business
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
Courses, workshops, and retreats based on Google's Search Inside Yourself curriculum.
Institute for Mindful Leadership
Founded by Janice Marturano, author of Finding the Space to Lead, the insitute hosts retreats and workshops, and you can find articles and free mindfulness instruction on their website.