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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. KELL 3013
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 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in Spanish for the first time. This course is open to all CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators and students and their families. MBSR is an empirically-supported training program designed to relieve stress and increase wellbeing by applying various techniques that can be applied in both personal and professional settings.

For more information please view: MBSR in Spanish

The course takes place over eight Tuesday sessions (Feb. 18, 25; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7, 14) from noon to 2:30pm with a full-day silent retreat on Saturday, April 11. We will be meeting in SBSB 4117.

Please register by emailing us at

If you have questions, please contact Ranjeeta Basu


  • Mindful Living Series on four Thursdays ( Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 5) from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in SBSB 4221/4117
  • Silent Saturday, half day retreat from 10:00am to 1:00pm on April 18 in SBSB courtyard

No prior experience necessary. Please register at


Announcing Mindful CSUSM's Summer Conference 2020

Mindful CSUSM is thrilled to announce our first summer conference:


It will take place June 19–21 at CSU San Marcos.

This conference is a 3-day, intensive gathering designed to bring together educators from across the country. We will share a variety of contemplative techniques such as mindfulness meditation, mindful reading and writing, deep listening, contemplative movement, and compassion practices that can evoke from us as educators and from our students a number of important cognitive, emotional, and motivational resources. We will also discuss contemplative practices designed to help create more inclusive, identity-safe student learning communities that have the courage and resilience to grapple with difficult issues with wisdom and compassion. Join us for three days of reflection, contemplation, and rejuvenation! Housing is available. 

More details to follow.

We hope to see you in San Marcos this summer!