I took this course last semester and it was fantastic. You should definitely take it if you have the time. If not, make time for it!
From Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme ’16:
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to be mindful of mindfulness for a non-credit six-week course:
Feeling stressed, looking for spirituality? Here is a solution for you.
During this 6-week non-credit course, students will be introduced to various techniques of mindfulness practice and spiritual awareness, including sitting meditation and yoga. These modalities are designed to aid in stress and anxiety reduction, and when practiced diligently, may also offer opportunities for greater self-awareness and personal
development. The goal is to give students a spiritual toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. Students will gain an understanding of the roles these practices can play in leading a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
The first class is on Monday 9/30/2013 and goes from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Sign up here.
Date: Monday, September 30th, 2013
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Delaine Winn ’16 wishes to enlighten you about tranquil times at Buddhist House:
Starting this week, Buddhist House will be continuing the ages-old tradition of meditational practice at Wes in our beautiful meditation room. The house will be open for meditation every week day at 9 am, as well as at 6 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
No experience is necessary, and all are welcome. Come meet great people and also maybe attain nirvana. See you soon!
From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:
Do you keep hearing the word “Zen” tossed around and are still not quite sure what it means?
Well, come over to Buddhist House this Thursday for a guided meditation and dharma talk by Zen Master Bon Haeng (a.k.a. “Mark”). He has a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Antioch College, currently teaches at the Cambridge Zen Center in Massacheusetts, and is just generally a very enlightened / interesting dude.
There will also be free Thai food after the event and a chance to chat and hang with Master Bon Haeng (getit?). See you there!
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Buddhist House
Noah Rush ’14 writes in about a meditation at BuHo tomorrow, led by a Wes alum:
This is a silent meditation event conducted in the formal Zen tradition. We will chant, sit two periods of meditation, and hear a talk by the teacher. Mark Mininberg ’81, Sensei, is a dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman, founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order. Sensei trained for more than twenty years at Zen Mountain Monastery under the late Abbott John Daido Loori, Roshi.
Date: April 15 (tomorrow)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Place: Buddhist House (356 Washington Street)
From the mysterious yogimaster:
Join certified yoga teachers Barbu and Kika for a three hour workshop this Saturday, 2-5pm!
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: Beckham Hall
Addison Hoffman ’15 wants you to free your mind.
The quiet before the storm. Join BuHo for meditation tonight, with the promise of tea!
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Place: Buddhist House – 356 Washington St.
Cost: The walk to Buddhist House
Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 wants all y’all to dance:
Come out to SingSongShoutJumpDancePrance KIRTAN!!
Every Wednesday. Come come come!
Extra extra! Some pre-kirtan wild and wonderful dance and movement at
Date: Every Wednesday starting Feb. 5th
Place: BuHo (356 Washington St) Meditation room
Stomp for Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:
Chanting, singing, feet stomping, pots and pans drumming, humming, shouting, bumping, jumping kirtan joy. Come one come all and bring yo friends!
Traditionally, kirtan is a form of call and response chanting that originated in India. We sing traditional chants but also pretty much anything/everything else.
This semester, we’ll be gathering every Wednesday at 8:30 pm.
Date: Tomorrow, January 30
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: BuHo, Meditation Room
Addison Hoffman ’15 has a great name:
Long-term meditators have been proven to self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice. This is one incentive to join Buddhist House for meditation this evening.
Also… you’ll feel really, really good.
Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Place: Buddhist House, 356 Wash