Mindfulness Programs

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The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has offered mindfulness classes for individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities for more than two decades. 

Our community mindfulness classes have served thousands of people, and include in-person and online opportunities such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Introduction to Mindfulness, half-day retreats, and Mindfulness at Work.

To make disability-related accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, program and event manager (bussx057@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

Ready to Learn More and Register?

Below, you may explore our mindfulness classes for the community.

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Our mindfulness retreats can help further your understanding of mindfulness or inspire a daily practice. Mindfulness retreats are appropriate for those who have some mindfulness meditation experience or have completed any of the Bakken Center’s mindfulness programs. Learn more.

Held live via Zoom
The course meets once per week for eight weeks, including an orientation session and one daylong Saturday or Sunday class. Orientation is one hour, and the following classes meet for 2.5 hours (the first class after the orientation session and the last class are 3 hours in length). These sessions will include individual, tailored instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, as well as group discussions, gentle yoga and stretching, daily homework, and related class materials. 
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intro to mindfulness

Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction right for me?

All Center MBSR instructors completed the MBSR Teaching Online program offered by Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness, supporting the Center’s instructors in offering the 8-week MBSR program live online, with skill, ease and interactivity.

Mindfulness Programs Information Session

Attend our session and take the opportunity to practice a short mindfulness meditation, to share their experiences, and to ask questions. Examples will also be provided for practicing "everyday" mindfulness, at work and at home. The webinar will conclude with an overview of the Bakken Center's mindfulness resources and programming.

Free Registration, Live via Zoom on June 7 from 12pm to 1pm Central.