UMass Amherst Religious and Spiritual Life

Religious and Spiritual Life at UMass Amherst
Photo of Chapel on UMass Amherst campus

Resources for Buddhist Students


Weekly Meditation Group
This student-led meditation group is nondenominational and open to all members of the University community, whether experienced or novice. Students of all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome!

Soka Buddhist Club / Buddhist Philosophy Association
This RSO (registered student organization) provides a spiritual meeting place for Buddhist students at UMass Amherst.

Online teachings and guided meditations
This website includes some guided meditations and short teachings by Dr. Mark Hart, which you can use for your own meditation.

Jampel Nyingpo Ling (Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies)
A locally-based center offering teachings on Buddhism and Tibetan language to local community members including students at the Five Colleges.

Other resources...

The Asian Arts & Culture Program offers a wide variety of programs reflecting the diverse cultures of South Asia, including Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism.