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Let's Meditate

Gannett Health Services
110 Ho Plaza
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3101

Tel: 607 255-5155
Fax: 607 255-0269

Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness.

Individuals who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find that the practice sustains them in their personal and professional lives.This weekly Guided Meditation Series offers an opportunity for all members of the Cornell community to practice a relaxing and restorative technique supported by scientific research. View an infographic entitled "What is Mindfulness Meditation?" (pdf)

This meditation series is a collaborative effort shared by Gannett Health Services and multiple departments and colleges throughout the university.

What to know

  • Everyone is welcome: Open to all members of the Cornell community, including students, faculty, and staff of all ages, genders, sizes, shapes, and abilities
  • Come as you are (dress comfortably)
  • Participation is FREE (come to as many as you wish)

Spring 2016 Schedule

This page will always list the most current meditation schedule. Check here regularly for updates.

Site Day Time Location
Big Red Barn (Graduate School) Mondays
*last meditation 5/16th
4:00–4:30pm Big Red Barn
Mann Library
*last meditation 5/16th
4:15–4:45pm Mann Library, Room 102 (right off the lobby)
College of Veterinary Medicine
*last meditation 5/17
5:00–5:30pm Veterinary Research Tower, Room T2 002D - please arrive early; key card access to the room is required after 5pm
Takton CenterTuesdays
9:00–9:30pmTakton Center, Room 3330
Cornell Johnson SchoolWednesdays
*last meditation 5/11
4:30–5:00pmSage Hall, Room 134   
Willard Straight Hall
*no meditation 5/12
(slope day)
12:15–12:45pm Garden Room
(continuing thru summer)
8:30– 9:00pm Hasbrouck Service Center, Big Room
Big Red Barn (Graduate School)
& Chat

& Social time
Big Red Barn
*no meditation for remainder of Spring 2016 semester

"Let's Meditate" contact: Andrea Gerding: 255-5155



Why meditate?

  • increase brain size & grey matter
  • improve grades and work habits
  • increase productivity
  • enhance memory, attention, and focus
  • lessen depression
  • increase intelligence and creativity
  • increase self-esteem
  • increase alertness
  • increase contentment
  • reduce stress
  • create deeper levels relaxation
  • improve energy
  • improve sleep patterns
  • decrease cigarette, alcohol & drug abuse
  • reduce doctor visits, illness
  • reduce reaction to pain
  • strengthen the immune system
  • improve health
  • create positive health habits
  • help control binge eating
  • lower blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries
  • normalize blood sugar
  • breathe more easily
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