Teaching & Practice

Mindfulness may be considered a practice to bring forth emotional, cognitive, and bodily benefits (e.g., to enhance health and well-being or boost academic performance), process focused on moment-to-moment experience that seeks purpose and meaning, therapeutic intervention to reframe personal issues (e.g., perceived stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD), construct to be studied (e.g., evidence-based mindfulness research in psychology or neuroscience), cultivated as a way of life (i.e.,  mindfulness understood as a philosophical worldview), or path to wisdom and liberation (e.g., Buddhism and spirituality). 

Whatever brings you to mindfulness you may find some interesting nuggets to discover mindfulness in new ways. The UF Mindfulness Program offers training, teaching, and practice opportunities recognizing diverse perspectives and motivations in service to you.  

"Birds learn how to fly, never knowing where flight will take them.” --- Mark Nepo

"To be loved means to be recognized as existing.” --- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive.” --- Thich Nhat Hanh