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October 30-day Mindfulness Challenge

30-day Mindfulness Challenge

Do you want in bringing more mindfulness and balance into your life, but not sure how to start? Or have you already experienced the benefits of meditation, and want to strengthen your practice?

You are invited to join a small group of your peers at Columbia University to take on a 30-day meditation challenge with MindKind Institute founder, Home Nguyen.

This program is specifically designed for new and intermediate practitioners who have been introduced to the basics of mindfulness, and want to build a consistent meditation practice.

Over 30 days, you’ll learn about how to get started with meditation and how you can weave it into your everyday life – no matter how busy you are.

Who It’s For

This group will be kept small and intimate – this round of the Meditation Challenge is only being offered to graduate students at Columbia. This is an introductory meditation class, however people with all levels of experience with meditation are welcome.

How It Works

The online portion of this meditation challenge is hosted by our friends at

  • You’ll receive helpful guidance, instruction, peer support, and accountability to practice meditation over 30 days with minimal time commitment.

  • The program takes place entirely online or over phone – we’ll have weekly group calls (30-60 min) and the rest of the content will be delivered by video, our online learning platform, and some brief readings.

  • Each week you’ll have specific exercises to practice meditation on a daily basis, on your own time and at your convenience.

  • You'll also share and discuss your experience with Home and other students in the group on the online platform.

The program is designed for busy people and time commitment will be minimal: we estimate about 15 minutes per day for meditation and reflection, and an extra hour per week for readings and group discussion.


You’ll walk away with a range of useful mindfulness techniques and a strong start to build a daily practice – one that will help you to become more centered, present, and grounded in your day-to-day life.


The program will start on Thursday October 15th, 2015 and run for 30 days.


The participation fee is $30 per person ($1 per day). The cost is designed to make the experience affordable for students and to cover the costs of delivering the program.

Sign up to Participate

Update: Signups for this round is now closed. If you'd like to sign up for next month's round instead, you can get on the registration list here


Earlier Event: September 25
Women's Salon 9/25
Later Event: October 16
Women's Salon 10/16