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September 1, 2015
Paul Bernard

The UF Mindfulness project, a collaborative program involving many UF colleges, has announced the first-ever UF MedMob, which will take place in Library East, Room 100 from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 24.

MedMob, a meditation flash mob, is intended to spark a mindful UF campus. Mindfulness is described as deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you (in your body, heart and mind) in the present moment. It is awareness without criticism or judgment. The free event is open to students, staff, postdocs, faculty and administrators at UF as well as the general public. All are asked to bring a yoga mat, tarp, cushion or pillow.

To further its goal of emerging mindfulness into the campus culture, the organization is hosting the first-ever UF Mindfulness Day, to be held 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 28, also in Library East, Room 100. Michael A. Singer, author of the No. 1 New York Times best-seller “The Untethered Soul” and “The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection,” will be the keynote speaker.

Mindfulness Day will include training and practicing sessions, performances and talks on the subject. If you are a novice or long-term practitioner, the UF Mindfulness project encourages you to attend the events, which are all free. The first 10 participants at each walk-in session will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, please visit https://mindfulness.ufl.edu/. You can also share your thoughts by contacting mindfulness@ad.ufl.edu, visiting facebook.com/MindfulnessUF or tweeting @sacred_swamp.

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