Many people benefit from the use of meditation not just to calm themselves but to be able to help their mental health. Various apps guide and ease into a specific mental space to relax the body and mind.
The La Verne community may be practicing social distancing, but that does not mean socializing has been put on hold. Students still have the opportunity to interact with each other and further their studies through La Verne’s virtual events.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life offers “The Quiet Spot,” teaching various guided meditation techniques, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
A recent session was guided by Bil Owen, instructional technology coordinator for the Academic Success Center.
“It’s always encouraging that people are taking time to work with their minds,” said Owen, who has led meditation for two years.
Bill Owen sat cross-legged in the front of the room, tapping a metal bowl and spinning the microphone around it to fill the room with ambient noise as he whispered instructions to three students sitting on round pillows.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.