What We Believe
We believe that critical thinking and peer learning is not just something that happens in the academic classrooms. We value what it means for people to have a deep connection with a faith tradition and at the same time we support those who are on a faith journey, who are seeking a place where they can find spiritual comfort and connection with others in community. We celebrate our religious and spiritual diversity and understand hospitality to be one of our guiding principles.
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Spiritual TAKE OUT
Every Monday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM the Spiritual TAKE OUT table is set up in the Steinman College Center Atrium. Students, faculty and professional staff stop by to pick up BOOK IT! book markers with a spiritual practice for the week, a SIT WITH IT poster card, a Dip Chip or other resources that help enhance our spiritual life as individuals and as a community.
We also host a LABYRINTH Walks: Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the ground floor the Steinman College Center.
Opportunities to engage in mindfulness are offered through the Mindfulness Committee of the College which is a sub-committee of the Wellness Committee.
MINDFULNESS OPPORTUNITIES AT F&M Fall 2014
MONDAY 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Meditation at the Philadelphia Alumni Writer’s House on College Ave.
TUESDAY 5:00 PM Relaxing Yoga in the Woods Room on the second floor of the AFSC. Soothe away your stress with easy, relaxing yoga stretches, breathing, and meditation.
6:00 PM Power Yoga in the Woods Room on the second floor of the ASFC. Blast away your stress with an all-levels power yoga workout followed by deep relaxation
WEDNESDAY 11:30 AM - !:00PM Mindfulness Reading Group on the second floor of the Wohlsen Center for Sustainability and the Environment. Due to class schedules we are going to offer a different arrangement of the sessions. If you have a class at 12:30 we invite you to come at 11:30 for an opening time of silence and then go get your lunch at the Fair Trade Café and join the group for conversation using the book by Jon Kabat-Zin Mindfulness for Beginners. The second group will get lunch first and then join the group for conversation and that group will have a time of silence at the end. The whole session will end in by 1:00 PM.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM College Zen Meditation Group at the Joseph International Center on College Ave.
The Stress Free Zone is open in Counseling Services during their regular operating hours. There is a massage chair and meditation CDs available.
The Multifaith Resource Room and the Meditation Room on the ground floor of the Steinman College Center is available for quiet space to take a break or meditate. If the room is not being used you may get the key from the Information Desk in the Atrium.
A GREAT APP: Use your smart phone and download Insight Timer. It is a free app that has a Buddhist Singing Bowl to sound with your own timer and some other meditations if you would like something other than silence