Carnegie Mellon University

Mindfulness and Meditation Offerings on campus

There are multiple opportunities to practice meditation on campus. Whether you are looking for a guided meditation group, a place to sit solo, or a course to deepen your practice, we host a variety of options to meet community interest. 

Headspace, a free meditation app for the CMU community

Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives is proud to offer current CMU students, faculty and staff a free subscription to Headspace, a mindfulness and meditation app with over 1000+ hours of content. If you have never meditated before, Headspace has a 10-day beginner’s course called the Basics that will teach you the essentials of meditation. You can also explore a variety of themes such as health, sleep, work and performance, and Headspace Pro. Use your email address to log in to gain access to this new resource.  Please redeem your free subscription to Headspace here

If you are a current CMU undergraduate or graduate student who enjoys using Headspace, we want you to join our CMU Headspace Ambassador Team. The group meets once a month over a mindful meal to discuss how we are using Headspace personally and how we can further promote the resource in our campus community. Please contact Angie Lusk for more information. 

KORU Mindfulness Training 

Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and resiliency to college students and other young adults. You will learn several skills, including meditation, breathing exercises, guided imagery, the body scan, and more. Each of these skills is designed to help you manage stress and enrich your life. We’ve found that students get a lot more out of Koru if they stick with it from beginning to end, therefore a commitment to attend all four sessions is required. Students will read a companion book and commit to practicing for 10 minutes a day in order to maximize the effectiveness of the program. Interested students or staff please email Dr. Danny Sharara at for spring offerings. This training is offered currently through zoom.

Mindful Living Mini Course

The Mindful Living Course, 99-153, now in its third year, is offered in mini two of fall semester 2020 and mini three in spring semester 2021. It will teach participants mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and students will practice daily mindfulness. It is a three-unit, pass/no pass course and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It will be taught virtually. Current students can enroll by searching for Mindful Living in the course catalog. For more details, please contact Angie Lusk

Restorative Mind-Body-Spirit Six-Week Program

An additional non-credit bearing virtual program series will be offered in January and February 2021 and will be open to students, faculty, and staff. For fullest benefit, attendees are asked to join all six sessions, with each session 45 minutes in length. You can join from your desk chair or in the comfort of your own room. A registration link will be offered soon. Sign up for our monthly Be Well newsletter for all of our latest announcements about upcoming wellness events and programs. For more details, please contact Angie Lusk