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CMCS shares online/virtual activities and offerings from members and partners

Due to the ongoing threat of Zoom bombers disrupting meditations and meetings, this list intentionally asks that you reach out to individuals rather than providing open/standing links.  Thank you for your understanding.


Insight Meditation Community of Pittsburgh meets on Mondays at 7pm via zoom. Anyone who is interested should please contact Steven Bend at for more details and emails to the weekly links, or visit the parent-organization’s website at


Rhonda Rosen leads an open meditation group on Wednesday evenings 6-7:30 with a Vipassana / Insight meditation style of practice.  Please email Rhonda at if you are interested in receiving these invitations.


Every other Thursday, Dr. Carol Greco leads a meditation evening. It is primarily attended by previous Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) participants but is open for others to join. 6:30-7:30pm ET is guided meditations, and 7:30-8pm ET is an optional discussion time.  Write to if you want to be on this email list for a monthly reminder.


Students may wish to review the resources at or contact The Pitt Mindfulness Club/Mind Sense at and

Non- local online meetings/guided meditations:

Jon Kabat-Zinn (who developed MBSR), together with his son and other meditation teachers, offers meditations and resources through Wisdom 2.0.

Brown University Center for Mindfulness offers free online mindfulness meditation sessions most days of the week, including some in Spanish.

Boundless Way Temple has meditation sessions every morning and several evenings.  The meditations are not guided.

Deanna Burkett, who used to teach MBSR at UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine, now lives in Indiana but offers evening classes online: 

We recognize that this is not an exhaustive list.  If you have suggestions for University of Pittsburgh resources or CMCS-member-affiliated virtual resources, please feel welcome to write to 

On-Campus Meditation and Reflection Spaces at the University of Pittsburgh

Interested in meditating around campus? There are several places to meet  your schedule…

The Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies offers unguided, silent meditation space at 3520 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor in the Stoner Conference Room, Mondays and Fridays, 12pm—1pm (excluding university holidays).

Yoga U PGH offers semi-guided meditation, 3608 Forbes Ave. Walk-ins welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15—12:45. Door locks once session begins at 12:15. Go here for scheduling.

The William Pitt Union Reflection Room, 3959 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, is open for silent reflection, meditation, and prayer during all WPU Building Hours.  An ablution station is also available near the restrooms.

Pitt Stress Free Zone offers walk-in services and regularly  scheduled classes at 3959 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor. All services are for Pitt students only. For the Stress Free Zone schedule, check out the September 2019 calendar.

Center for Integrated Medicine offers evening meditations at 580 S. Aiken Avenue, Suite 310. Sessions are scheduled on a monthly basis. Email to RSVP or request more information.

All spaces are free and welcome everyone unless otherwise noted.