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Keynote Event: Mindfulness Made Simple

October 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This In-person and Zoom event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty

Event located in Butchs Den, CUB L60 – Lite snacks and drinks provided!


Mindfulness Made Simple: Based on science and reason, there are simple methods that have been proven to increase one’s capacity to create happiness and decrease suffering. Drawing upon research and the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) model, you will discover and participate in mindfulness-based practices that promote greater connection and resilience, even in facing life’s challenges.  This experiential training will also explore mindfulness-based strategies to foster engaged discussion related to complex topics (such as racism and intergroup anxiety) while being mindful of the impact those topics/discussions might have on oneself and others.

 Trymaine Gaither

About Trymaine: A leading expert in equity and belonging strategy in higher education, Trymaine Gaither is the Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence. He trains faculty and staff in mindfulness-based anti-racism, self-awareness, contemplative pedagogy, and self-compassion. Charged with cultivating an equitable and inclusive campus, Trymaine has facilitated mindfulness retreats, implicit bias trainings, and developed the mindfulness-based anti-racism program. Trymaine is also a Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) Teacher and completed his training through The Center for Mindfulness at Brown University. As a mindfulness instructor and Certified MBSR Teacher, Trymaine is committed to cultivating conscious communities, organizations, and human beings. He has contributed to advancing several mindfulness initiatives, including the Washington State University Honors College Mindfulness-based Emotional & Social Intelligence (MESI) Certificate Program. He has collaborated with corporate and nonprofit organizations to promote civic engagement, grassroots mobilization, and social justice initiatives. He led the “Know Your Rights” Initiative, a city-wide community-based initiative informing marginalized groups of their rights within policing practices. Trymaine attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a major in Business Management. He spends his spare time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife Sophia and two young sons, Noah and Brycen.


October 5, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm