I don’t know about you, but when I was in school meditation was not something that was high on my priority list. Between studies, social engagements, and the whole finding my path in life experience, ironically, focusing inward didn’t even cross my mind. Oh how times have changed.
Lynnsey Plaisance pens this recent Gustavian Weekly post about a program now offered at Gustavus Adolphus College that helps students to focus and practice mindfulness through meditation. According to Plaisance, the non-demoninational program is geared toward teaching students love for the self and others. Many are finding the stress relieving practice to be quite helpful.
Insight meditation is the cultivation of mindful awareness and is practiced frequently throughout the United States.
The loving-kindness meditation is meant to help cultivate love for the self and for others, and although there are fewer centers devoted to loving-kindness meditation in the United States, it is offered at Gustavus. Insight and loving-kindness meditation can be practiced by anyone, regardless of religion.
Read more about the insight meditation program at Gustavus Adolphus College here.