Meditation 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)

Students practicing mindfulness meditation in Alumni Park – event organized by the Student Sector of Mindful USC – USC’s campus-wide initiative
offering free courses for students and staff to learn mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group

  • For faculty, staff, and students
  • Wednesdays, 12-12:30 pm
  • All are welcome to any and all sessions
  • Room 202 (2nd floor), University Religious Center –
  • Hosted by Rev. Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean, Office of Religious Life –
  • 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 20 minutes will be devoted to silence.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group at ATT Center

    • For faculty, staff, and students
    • 12:05 – 12:35 Wednesdays in the 20th Floor, USC Advancement Development Office, Suite 2000, Large Conference Room
    • Host: Elliott Law –
    • Those who do not already work on the 20th floor need to sign in at the lobby with security to be let up to the 20th floor

The Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative

Contemplative Pedagogy Initiative is part of, 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.