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Four-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Course

Are you interested in developing a mindfulness practice to support your health and wellbeing while also supporting animal rescue programs? The Center for Contemplative Practices at CSUSM partners with Laughing Pony Rescue (LPR) to bring you this four-week introductory mindfulness course. This is an opportunity to explore the practice of mindfulness within a trusted and trusting community of humans and horses at the Laughing Pony Rescue venue.  Since 2010, Laughing Pony Rescue (LPR) has saved over 1,300 horses, donkeys and farm animals from abuse, neglect and slaughter. They currently house 14 horses, 4 donkeys, 3 goats, and a sheep, all rescued now in their forever home in Rancho Santa Fe, where the class will take place.

Dates: April 11, 18, 25, May 2 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Suggested donation: $200 (all proceeds will go to LPR, 501 C3)
Student scholarships available. Please contact Ranjeeta Basu at

Space is limited so please register soon by contacting Laura Spielman at

Laura Spielman is an Equine Specialist for Mental Health and Learning certified by PATH International and Mindfulness trained by the Equine Academy for Learning

No prior experience with mindfulness or horses is necessary.




All workshops listed here are free and open to the entire campus community and beyond. 

Mindful Relationships Workshop on Wednesday, Mar. 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm co-hosted by the Personalized Academic Success Services Center (or PASS Center) located in Kellogg 1103.

This workshop will offer mindfulness practices that can help you build honest, strong, respectful relationships with colleagues, friends and/or family members. Studies have demonstrated that having strong, meaningful relationships is one of the most important contributors to our wellbeing and success. Bring a colleague, a friend, a classmate and learn some tools that might help you improve your own wellbeing and that of those around you. 

  • Silent Saturday on Saturday, April 15th from 9:30am to 12noon in SBSB courtyard.

To learn more about these workshops please contact Ranjeeta Basu at



We also offer a variety of customized workshops, courses, retreats on a range of topics which include:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Contemplative pedagogy for faculty
  • Mindfulness and Inclusive excellence
  • Mindful Communication
  • Mindfulness for finding Joy
  • Mindfulness for Resilience and Uncertainty
  • Mindfulness for Morale Building
  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Mindful compassion for caregivers and social workers
  • Mindfulness for Community Healing
  • Mindfulness for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mindfulness for Teachers
  • Mindfulness for Health related fields
  • Mindfulness for Business

These workshops and courses range from semester long courses to 4 to 6 week offerings to half day sessions to 2 hour sessions. If you don't see one offered that you would like to see us offer please reach out to us and we will be happy to design one for you or for your unit or organization. To explore further please contact Ranjeeta Basu at


If you would like to register with us or have inquiries, use the form below.

CCP Interest Form