Mindfulness at USC


USC students, faculty and staff, participate in Mindful USC's Meditation in Alumni Park, Friday, November 21, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (USC Photo/ Gus Ruelas)

(USC Photo/ Gus Ruelas)

USC’s campus-wide initiative offering free courses for students and staff to learn mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group

  • Every Wednesday, 12-12:30 pm, URC 202m Second floor of University Religious Center – and on Zoom
  • Hosted by Rev. Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean, Office of Religious Life – burklo@usc.edu
  • All members of the university community are welcome to drop in for all or part of each session. A brief introduction to basic mindfulness practice starts each session. At least 25 minutes will be devoted to silence.

Buddhist Meditation Club

Advisor:  Mark Miller

Meets weekly on Thursdays from 12-1pm in the University Religious Center Rm 202B and on Zoom for study and practice of a variety of Buddhist meditation disciplines.

The Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative is part of Mindful.USC.edu, a campus-wide program promoting and teaching mindfulness practice.  Contemplative Pedagogy is a worldwide movement to incorporate meditative, reflective, and contemplative methods in teaching and learning.  At USC, faculty, adjuncts, and other teachers in all disciplines gather four times a year to share best practices and learn from experts.  To get on the list to be invited to these events, contact Rev. Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life.

An interfaith mindfulness-based contemplative prayer practice, adapted from the medieval monastic “Lectio Divina” method.  For guidance in this practice, contact Rev. Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life.