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Meditation: Good for More Than Getting More Done

Discover the science and practical aspects of meditation, explore various techniques, challenge assumptions, and curate a personal meditation practice to enhance well-being.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this workshop, students will: 

  • Understand the neuroscience of meditation including immediate and long-term benefits of practice
  • Identify and challenge assumptions or misperceptions about meditation 
  • Learn about and try a variety of meditation practices and styles
  • Curate a personal meditation practice that works for you and begin to integrate this practice into daily life

Program Description

We see the headlines everywhere: meditation improves focus, efficiency, productivity, creativity, health! While that’s true (and we’ll dive into the science of ALL that), what if it’s okay to meditate just because it feels good? This three-part series will include an overview of the science of meditation, highlight various forms and practices of meditation, and explore the practical how of implementing a meditation practice that works for you. No meditation experience is required. Skepticism is welcome.

This workshop is for you if:

  • You have tried to meditate but haven’t found a practice or method that works for you
  • You have some positive experiences with meditation and struggle to practice on a regular basis
  • You are at all curious about how a meditation practice could be supportive for you.
If you are not able to commit to this multi-session workshop, check out BeWell to find other campus resources to support your health and well-being.

Workshops are led by Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, associate director, Division of Health & Human Performance


Open to enrolled graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree program. 

Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in all three sessions is required.

If you are accepted to this workshop, you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

Registration Process:

Meditation: Good for More than Getting More Done is a three-part workshop. Session dates are Monday February 7, Tuesday February 8, and Monday February 14, 2022 from 4 PM to 6 PM.  Snacks will be provided from 3:30 PM - 4 PM. This series will be hosted in-person at the Stanford School of Engineering.

Application is closed.


Time Commitment

3 - 8 hours

Grad Grow Competencies


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