Meditation Room

The Counseling Center has a Meditation Room that can be booked for individual meditation and group meditation sessions.

Lobby

Services in the Counseling Center's  Meditation Room are open to all TU students as well as Counseling Center clients. Students are invited to attend guided meditations led by Counseling Center clinicians or to book individual/small group time in the room and select their own meditations from our library.

Using the TUCC Meditation Room

Our Meditation Room is available to students at any time during the Counseling Center's hours of operation (M-F, 8am - 5pm). 

If you plan to drop by the meditation room, please phone the Center ahead of time to reserve the space at (410) 704-2512.

The following materials are available to help your practice, including:

  • Guided meditation recordings
  • MUSE Headband meditation feedback device
  • Benches
  • Meditation cushions
  • Yoga mats
  • Access to a computer

Before You Arrive

Before you come to the Counseling Center, it is important to know the following:

  • Use of the Meditation Room must be reserved. If you call ahead of time to reserve the space and do not show, your ability to use the room may be impacted in the future.
  • You must check in at the Counseling Center Front Desk when you use the Meditation Room.
  • Bring your Student ID.
  • Users of the meditation room are responsible for materials in the space.
  • Dress comfortably.

For more information or to make an appointment, phone 410-704-2512.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a technique that involves slowing down and turning inward, practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness can be defined as full attention to the present moment with nonjudgmental acceptance. Mindfulness Meditation helps individuals cope more effectively with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, decreasing stress. Benefits of mindfulness include more positive emotions, less worry, reduced reactivity to stress, and improved overall health.

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshops

Curious to learn about Mindfulness? To learn the dates of future workshops please check events.towson.edu.

Space is limited so RSVP in advance by phoning the Counseling Center 410-704-2512

Meditation at the Counseling Center

Guided Group Meditations

One-time guided group meditation sessions are available during the fall and spring semesters. Sessions are approximately 30 minutes long. There is no ongoing commitment and students may attend as many of these sessions as they like.

These sessions are led by an MP3 recording.

The schedule of guided group meditation sessions may be found below and also at Towson Events.

Book your spot by phoning the Counseling Center at (410) 704-2512.

Fall 2018 MP3 Guided Group Meditation Sessions

Meditation Sessions are held Mondays at 1pm, Wednesdays at 4PM, and Fridays at 11AM.

Tara Brach: Loving Kindness

August 27th, August 28th, and August 31st

Compassionate Body Scan

September 5th and September 7th

Chris Germer: Affectionate Breathing

September 10th, September 12th, and September 14th

Body Scan

September 17th, September 19th, and September 21st

Stahl & Goldstein: Sitting Meditation

September 24th, September 26th, and September 28th

Ronald Siegel: Body Scan

October 1st, October 3rd, and October 5th

Deepak Chopra: Breathing Meditation and Heart Meditation

October 8th, October 10th, and October 12th

Seated Meditation

October 15th, October 17th, and October 19th

Self Compassion

October 22nd, October 24th, and October 26th

Jon Kabat Zinn: Sitting Meditation

October 29th, October 31st, and November 2nd

Loving-Kindness Meditation

November 5th, November 7th, and November 9th

Jon Kabat Zinn: Body Scan

November 12th, November 14th, and November 16th

Tara Brach: Listening to Life

November 19th

Deepak Chopra: Empowerment Meditation

November 26th, November 28th, and November 30th

Tara Brach: Relaxation

December 3rd, December 5th, and December 7th

UCLA: Breath, Sound Meditation

December 10th, December 12th, and December 14th

4-Session Mindfulness Group (1 hour sessions)

This group is for students committed to expanding their Mindful Meditation practice. This group is different from other guided meditations because it is structured to include the same group of people and progressive techniques each week. The group is limited to 10 students. Contact Dr. Leigh Ann Carter if interested at

Developing Your Own Meditation Practice

Interested in developing a meditation practice on your own? Check out these sites and apps: