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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 2017 Schedule

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

TV Room (across from the dining hall)
Site Day Time Location
Sibley HallMondays
*begins 3/6
11:30–12:00pm261B East Sibley
Big Red Barn (Graduate School) Mondays
no meditation 2/22
4:00–4:30pm Big Red Barn
Mann LibraryTuesdays
no meditation 2/28 or 4/4
4:15–4:45pm Mann Library, Room 100 (right off the lobby)
College of Veterinary Medicine Tuesdays 5:00–5:30pm Schurman Hall, Room S1-017
please arrive early; key card access to the building is required after 5pm
Takton CenterTuesdays9:00–9:30pmRoom 3330
Cornell Johnson SchoolWednesdays4:30–5:00pmSage Hall, Room 134
(location change on 5/10th: Ramin Parlor)
Rockefeller HallWednesdays
no meditation 2/22 or 3/1
12:15–12:45pmRoom 170
Willard Straight Hall
Thursdays12:10–12:40pmGarden Room
Hasbrouck Thursdays 8:45–9:15pm Hasbrouck Service Center, Big Room
Statler HallThursdays4:15–4:45pmRoom 180 (the Diversity and Engagement Space)
 Carl Becker House Thursdays
*begins 2/23
8:30-9:00pmTV room (across from the dining hall)
Human Ecology
Career Exploration Center
Fridays2:00pm–2:30pm162 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
East Hill PlazaVariousContact Gabriel Plaine to schedule

"Let's Meditate" contact: Andrea Gerding: (607) 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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