Meditation Mondays

Join us every Monday...breathe, relax, and be still

Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, increase balance and stillness, increase awareness, and even expand acceptance and compassion for yourself and others.  Each week will vary slightly. “Practices” include breathing, mindfulness, body awareness, earthly grounding, spacial awareness, centring, and more.

Sessions are facilitated from a well-being perspective. No religious affiliation is needed. Everyone is welcome to participate. All experience levels are welcome from advanced practitioners to those who are trying meditation  for the first time.

Why not give it a try! Gift yourself with a few moments of stillness to reset and recharge. It’s as true for  people as it is with technology as well as people...we can all benefit from shutting down for a few moments and recharging.  

This session is open to all members of the FoE community. Please bring your own meditation pillow or mat to sit on.

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Join us every Monday from Jan 15th to Mar 25th, for a relaxing 30 mins. 

  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm- E5-6002 Multi Faith Prayer Room (No session February 19th)
  • 7:00-7:30 pm - St. Jerome's Chapel

Want to try meditation but need a different time? You are also welcome to join the Thursday lunch sessions organized by the Faculty of Math, on Thursdays from 12:15 – 12:45 pm, in MC 5501.

Please bring your own meditation pillow or mat to sit on.

Looking for a quiet place for contemplation, meditation, or prayer? The FoE Equity and Diversity website has a list of multi faith prayer rooms located in FoE buildings.

While the sessions were organized by the Faculty of Engineering, anyone from the University of Waterloo community is welcome to attend.

Facilitator - Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is the director of campus ministry at St. Jerome’s University federated with the University of Waterloo.  He has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 35 years and has worked with children, teens, young adults and adult professionals in the growing movement of meditation and contemplation.  He has an undergraduate degree in History and education, a master's in theological studies from St. Michael’s and a post graduate certification in Spiritual Direction from Global Benedictine Spiritual Training Program.   

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