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Join Columbia Law School faculty, staff, and students at our weekly mindfulness meditation sessions
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness means paying attention to whatever is happening right now without judgment and with kindness. Mindfulness meditation involves practicing this way of being present in the current moment. With various techniques, mindfulness invites us to be fully present and fully aware of what is happening inside and outside of us. For those in the legal profession, mindfulness meditation can be useful to manage stress as well as to see clearly the people and problems we face each day. Mindfulness can help us to work with, rather than against, our emotions and to engage in our lives and work with purpose. The CLS Mindfulness Program provides live sessions, resources, and a community of support for those interested in building and strengthening mindfulness techniques, including guided meditation, yoga, and more. Check out the about page to learn more.
"The benefits, in my experience, are manifest in my own stronger communication and organization. I can pay attention to more things, and not act out of anxiety or stress or anger or defensiveness. I can recognize my needs and not confuse them with my impulses, and then take action accordingly.”
- Anna Krauthamer