UMass Memorial Center for Mindfulness

Learn mindfulness skills to enhance attention, productivity, communication, resilience and more

Mindfulness in Action

We offer resources to teach you a wide range of mindfulness skills aimed at enhancing concentration, resilience and well-being in the challenging environment of health care.

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CFM Meditation Community

Online Monday:  7:00 - 8:00pm (EDT)*
Online Thursday: 12:10 - 12:50 pm (EDT)*

The CFM Online Community Meditation is offered at no charge, but you will need to register. These sessions have been established to support worldwide graduates of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs and those with an interest in mindfulness meditation. Join us for a guided meditation, reflection, and discussion. 

In order to enjoy full functionality and to see everyone in our global community, we recommend using a desktop or laptop to attend, rather than a phone or tablet.

* Excluding holidays.

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Thursday Afternoon:

These meditation sessions are supported by all those who help guide the weekly meetings. 

For questions or more information: Call 774-442-4681 or email  


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A Message from Dr. Eric Dickson, President and CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care

Forty years ago Jon Kabat-Zinn began seeing patients with chronic disease in the basement of our Medical Center. His hypothesis was simple - the practice of mindfulness could help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with chronic disease. Now, 40 years later, thanks to Jon’s pioneering work, we know unequivocally that mindfulness can not only reduce pain and suffering but can also be used as an adjunct to standard medical care for a multitude of diseases and as a preventive measure to reduce the incidence of stress-related illness. The progress that has been made these last 40 years in our understanding of the power of mindfulness has been nothing short of remarkable.

UMass Medical School, our academic partner, has been at the epicenter of this progress and the leading provider of mindfulness training programs for decades. In 2019 it was decided that these training programs should transition to our health care system where Jon’s vision began 40 years ago to allow for better integration with our clinical and population health programs. As an organization, we are on a journey to fully leverage the power of mindfulness to improve the lives of our patients, our caregivers and the communities we serve. We hope you will join us on this journey.