UMass Amherst Religious and Spiritual Life

Religious and Spiritual Life at UMass Amherst
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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!

Online teachings and guided meditations
This website includes some guided meditations and short teachings by Dr. Mark Hart, the Buddhist adviser at Amherst College, which you can use for your own meditation. (Dr. Hart led a guided meditation at UMass Amherst during our Fall 2011 New Student Orientation, and we are grateful for his willingness to share this resource with us.)

Dr. Hart leads a weekly meditation session at Amherst College, which is open to all Five College students... Tuesdays at 4:30pm at Chapin Auditorium


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.

One such program was held the weekend of October 16-18, 2009...
Spirit & Soul: Healing in Tibetan Buddhism