JoAnna Hardy: "How to Practice Self Care during Stressful Times"

Wednesday May 5th 2021, 12:00 - 12:50PM
Event Sponsor
Office for Religious & Spiritual Life, The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
Virtual via Zoom
How to Practice Self Care during Stressful Times

This event is part of the TT & WF Chao Special Series: Spring 2021 Mindfulness Practice Workshops

The workshop is via Zoom. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. Register here.

Format: Talk (15 min); Mindfulness Practice (20 min); Q & A (15 min)


Self-care is vital for building resilience toward the stressors in life that we can't eliminate. When we take the steps to care for your mind and body, we can find ease and joy even in the most difficult of times. Unfortunately, however, many people view self-care as a luxury, rather than a priority. Consequently, we’re left feeling overwhelmed, tired, and ill-equipped to handle life's inevitable challenges. Join JoAnna for a bit of self care time.  We’ll slow down, take some breaths and allow our minds to take a little mid-day break.


JoAnna Hardy has been exploring and practicing multiple traditions since 1999. In 2005, her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, which is the premise for most of her current teaching. She teaches; adult and teen weeklong silent retreats, day longs and weekly classes, is on faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) and is the co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. Helping communities and individuals that don’t typically have access to the traditional dharma settings and building multicultural community is top on her list of priorities. She is co-founder of Meditation Coalition and is on the teacher’s council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.