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Resources for Students:

Mindfulness Meditation Groups (Drop-In)
  • All students: Tuesdays 9 to 10am, Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:30pm, and Thursdays 3 to 4pm at CAPS Snell 527 facilitated by Jim Gouveia, LCSW
  • All students: Monday-Thursday 3:30-4:00 pm Student-led mindfulness instruction and practice in Callahan Room 125  
Student Mindfulness Club

Organized through Counseling and Psychological Services and led by Emelyne Woessner. For more information contact Emelyne.Woessner@oregonstate.edu

The Mind Spa at CAPS

The Mind Spa at CAPS is a unique sanctuary for everyone in the OSU community where you can soothe your mind, body, and spirit. Come explore an experience like no other on campus.Relax and unkink that stubborn muscle in the full body massage chair, center yourself in the meditation corner, use our guided relaxation software to find calmness, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day. You donotneed to be a CAPS client to use the Mind Spa; it's open to all OSU students, faculty, and staff at no charge. There is no paperwork required and you can book the Mind Spa for up to one hour. All you need to do is relax!

The Mind Spa is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, with orientations to the biofeedback relaxation software available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm. You may call 541-737-2131 or stop by CAPS, on the 5th floor of Snell Hall, to make an appointment.

Mindful Living Dorm!

Students seeking balance and meaning can find a community of like-minded individuals who are interested in self-exploration when they join the Mindfulness Living-Learning Community.

    Check out other Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS)offerings

    CAPS provides individual, couples, and group counseling for OSU students, as well as outreach and education to OSU and the surrounding communities.

    Spiritual Life at OSU

    Check out opportunities on campus and in the Corvallis area.

    Classes that include a Contemplative element 

    Physical Activities Courses (PACs)

    • Yoga or Tai Chi. Consider PAC 199 (Special Topics)
    • Yoga for Personal Practice
    • PAC 294 Yoga I
    • PAC 295 Yoga II
    • PAC 296 Fitness Yoga
    • PAC 297 Yogathon
    • PAC 256 Tai Chi I
    • PAC 257 257 Tai Chi II
    • PAC 202 Meditation (Mindful Living)
    • PAC 293 Interdisciplinary Yoga: Walking
    • PAC 293 Interdisciplinary Yoga: Dance
    • PAC 293 Interdisciplinary Yoga: Pilates
    • PAC 293H Interdisciplinary Yoga: Mindfulness Skills

    School of History, Philosophy and Religion has several courses exploring Buddhist history and traditions.

    • PHL 208 Buddhist Traditions (Crosslisted as REL 208)
    • PHL 213 Intro to Hindu Traiditions
    • PHL 214 Intro to Islamic Traditions
    • PHL 312 Asian Thought
    • PHL 430 History of Buddhist Philosophy (Crosslisted as REL 430)
    • PHL 432 Yoga and Tantric Traditions (Crosslisted as REL 432)
    • PHL 433 Theory and Practice of Modern Yoga  (Crosslisted as REL 433)
    • PHL 434 Spirituality and Ecology [Green Yoga] (Crosslisted as REL 434 and REL 434H)
    • PHL 455 Death and Dying (Crosslisted as REL 455)

    School of Psychological Science

    • PSY 495 The Psychology of Meditation 
    • PSY 493 Positive Psychology
    • PSY 486 Yoga and Mental Health
    • PSY 448 Consciousness
    • PSY 499 The Science of Happiness (check on availability)

    School of Writing, Literature and Film 

    • WR 420/520: Studies in Writing: Contemplative Pedagogies

    Graduate School

    • WRP 521 Water Conflict Management and Transformation

    If you offer a course that you would like included on this page, please email audrey.perkins@oregonstate.edu

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    Resources for Graduate Students:

    Mindfulness Meditation

    Fall, Winter, Spring Terms--Drop-in, Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm in the Graduate Student Success Center/MU 203 (starts week 1), facilitated by Shaznin Daruwalla, PsyD)  (Summer term--feel free to sit with student group that meets Thurs. 3-4 summer term.) 

    The Mind Spa at CAPS

    is a unique sanctuary for everyone in the OSU community where you can soothe your mind, body, and spirit. Come explore an experience like no other on campus.Relax and unkink that stubborn muscle in the full body massage chair, center yourself in the meditation corner, use our guided relaxation software to find calmness, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day. You donotneed to be a CAPS client to use the Mind Spa; it's open to all OSU students, faculty, and staff at no charge. There is no paperwork required and you can book the Mind Spa for up to one hour. All you need to do is relax!

    The Mind Spa is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, with orientations to the biofeedback relaxation software available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm. You may call 541-737-2131 or stop by CAPS, on the 5th floor of Snell Hall, to make an appointment.Student Organizations:

    Labyrinth

    There is a brick labyrinth just south of the CH2MHill Alumni Center which is available at all times for person who would like to walk the labyrinth. In addition  Westminster House provides opportunities for Labyrinth Walking on a portable labyrinth at various times throughout the year. Watch the Upcoming Events page for this year's scheduled walks.

    Contemplative Studies Mindfulness Meditation Open Weekly Practice Group

    Mondays 6:30-8pm Westminster House 101 NW Monroe St. Open to all. No charge. No experience necessary. Just drop in (come a tad early to be on time) or contact Julie Graves Julie.graves@oregonstate.edu or Audrey Perkins audrey.perkins@oregonstate.edu for more info!

    Resources for Faculty & Staff:

    Mindfulness Meditation (Catered specifically to Faculty & Staff)

    Drop-in, Thursdays 12:30-1pm at CAPS, facilitated by Jim Gouveia, LCSW

    The Mind Spa at CAPS

    is a unique sanctuary for everyone in the OSU community where you can soothe your mind, body, and spirit. Come explore an experience like no other on campus.Relax and unkink that stubborn muscle in the full body massage chair, center yourself in the meditation corner, use our guided relaxation software to find calmness, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day. You donotneed to be a CAPS client to use the Mind Spa; it's open to all OSU students, faculty, and staff at no charge. There is no paperwork required and you can book the Mind Spa for up to one hour. All you need to do is relax!

    The Mind Spa is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, with orientations to the biofeedback relaxation software available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm. You may call 541-737-2131 or stop by CAPS, on the 5th floor of Snell Hall, to make an appointment.

    Labyrinth

    There is a brick labyrinth just south of the CH2MHill Alumni Center which is available at all times for person who would like to walk the labyrinth. In addition Westminster House provides opportunities for Labyrinth Walking on a portable labyrinth at various times throughout the year. Watch the Upcoming Events page for this year's scheduled walks.

    Resources for the Community

    Contemplative Studies Mindfulness Meditation Open Weekly Practice Group

    Mondays 6:30-8pm Westminster House 101 NW Monroe St. Open to all. No charge. No experience necessary. Just drop in (come a tad early to be on time) or contact Julie Graves Julie.graves@oregonstate.edu or Audrey Perkins audrey.perkins@oregonstate.edu for more info!

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    There is a brick labyrinth just south of the CH2MHill Alumni Center which is available at all times for person who would like to walk the labyrinth. In additionWestminster Houseprovides opportunities for Labyrinth Walking on a portable labyrinth at various times throughout the year. Watch the Upcoming Events page for this year's scheduled walks.