Explore something new or participate in a familiar spiritual practice to help ground your day.
Each weekday morning of the autumn, winter, and spring quarters begins at 8 am with Twenty Minutes Still, twenty minutes of meditation in Rockefeller Chapel led by experienced practitioners trained in different settings. Open to all, no matter if you’ve meditated since the year that the first Harry Potter book was released or whether you’re trying it out for the first time. Alternatively, contact us for access any time during building hours to the meditation room at Spiritual Life.
We offer gentle and restorative yoga, intended to stretch limbs that have been folded into chairs at the Reg and necks that have been hunched over Foucault. No one wants to become as stiff as one of our beloved gargoyles! These sessions are taught in ways that accommodate beginners and experienced alike.
Week in and week out, throughout the academic year, we host three gatherings always open to all: Sundays at Rockefeller, liturgies expressing Christian spirituality rooted in music and literature and sacred text, with the beautiful voices of the Chapel choir; Zen meditation on Wednesday evening, hosted by Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in association with Rockefeller Chapel; and Friday Jumu’ah prayers, two gatherings for prayer and reflection hosted by the University’s Muslim community. Hindu and Buddhist students meet weekly for meditation and prayers, in the Hindu prayer room at Rockefeller and the meditation room at Spiritual Life.