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Mindful CSUSM


"Mindfulness is paying attention to your life, here and now, with kindness and curiosity" - Amy Saltzman  

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory and homelands of the Luiseño/Payómkawichum people. For more information please go to


Mission Statement

We wish to foster a community of awareness and appreciation for our own and other's experiences through contemplative practices, pedagogy and research. We affirm that in an increasingly interdependent world, learning to listen with kindness and curiosity  generates compassion, connectedness and the ability to see the world from diverse perspectives.


Come join us for our weekly mindfulness sessions. No prior experience or registration is necessary. You can drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Open to the entire campus community.

Days of the Week Time Location
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Room 275, Academic Success Center,  EL Building
Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. SBSB 2217
Thursdays 09:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. SBSB Courtyard
Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PRIDE Center (USU 3100) offered by SHCS


Mindful CSUSM, Human Resources and the Faculty Center are pleased to host a free eight-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course. This course is open to all CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators and student assistants. MSC is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

The course takes place over eight Tuesday sessions (Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5) from 6:00 to 8:30pm with a half-day silent retreat on Saturday, Oct. 19. We will be meeting in SBSB 4117.

Please register by emailing us at

If you have questions, please contact Ranjeeta Basu


  • Stress Reduction Workshop on Monday, Sept. 23 from 5pm to 7pm in SBSB 4117
  • Mindfulness and Wellness on Thursday, Oct. 3 from noon to 12:50pm in SBSB courtyard
  • Mindful and Wellness on Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 12:50pm in SBSB courtyard
  • Mindful Communication Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5pm to 7pm in SBSB 4117
  • Mindful Movement Workshop on Tuesday, November 12 & 19, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in SBSB 4117
  •  Silent Saturday Mindfulness Retreat on Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 12:30pm in SBSB courtyard.
  • Mindfulness for Depression group meets on Wednesdays (starts 10/9) from 3pm to 4:30pm in SHCS. Please call (760)750-4915 for more information and pre-screening.
  • Gathering Compassion group meets on Thursdays from 4pm to 4:50pm in SHCS. Please call (760)750-4915 for more information and pre-screening.

No prior experience or registration necessary.