Our Schedule

*** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ***

In order to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Reed College continues to make changes to its campus operations and campus access. You can read the College’s policies and updates here. Two policies merit special mention:

  1. In-person meetings are possible.
  2. Masks covering mouth & nose are no longer required inside Eliot Hall, but I encourage participants to wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from other participants while in the chapel. Thank you.

We have been offering simultaneous in-person meditation (in Eliot chapel) and online meditation (via Zoom) for over a year now with occasional interruptions. Check out Our Practice to learn more about how to practice in-person and online meditation at Reed. To get the most current information about which options will be provided in upcoming meetings, join our mailing list (instructions below).

Wishing all of you happiness, joy, good health, and peace, in the year ahead. – Alan, October 21, 2022


Fall-Winter 2022 SCHEDULE (September-December 2022)

Silent meditation at Reed is scheduled for nearly every Wednesday, August 30 – December 28, 2022 during the noon hour.  The Eliot chapel is reserved for meditation from 12-1 pm, and a formal silent period marked by the ringing of bells takes place, in-person and online, from 12:10-12:40 pm.

In-Person Location. The Eliot chapel which is located on the 2nd floor of Eliot hall directly above the Admissions office. For more information about how to find the chapel, read Our Practice.

Online access. Quite a few people prefer to find a quiet location of their own and connect with us online over Zoom. The meeting link for each meditation session is emailed each Monday to members of our mailing list and also appears in the weekly entry in our Google calendar (ask Alan if you want him to share the meditation calendar with you). Links will also be posted right here. The current link is https://zoom.us/j/639700409

Bells. In-person and online meditation occur simultaneously between 12:10-12:40 pm. Drop-ins are welcome. You can choose to show up/connect anytime during the silent session. Bells are used as time signals to mark the beginning and end of the silent session and to mark 10 minute intervals during the session. You don’t need to stare at your watch.

  • 12:10 – 3 bells (silence begins; online participants: mute your microphone, video is optional)
  • 12:20 – 1 bell (in-person only)
  • 12:30 – 1 bell (in-person only)
  • 12:40 – 3 bells (silence ends)

Upcoming dates. All upcoming dates are tentative and subject to last-minute changes. Join our mailing list for last-minute updates (see below). Upcoming dates include:

  • Wednesdays in October, 2022 – 26
  • Wednesdays in November, 2022 – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Wednesdays in December, 2022 – 7, 14, 21, 28

Are we meeting? Are we in-person? Are we online? Sign up for updates! The schedule listed above has been worked out in advance with Reed College’s Conference & Events Planning office. However, sometimes life throws us a curve ball and some changes (a new room, going online only, or a complete cancellation) must be made at the last minute. To receive email notifications about last-minute schedule/location/venue changes and weekly reminders/updates, join our mailing list. You can also ask Alan (alan@reed.edu) to add you to the mailing list and/or share the Reed Meditation Google calendar.

Questions about our schedule, how we practice, or how to meditate can be sent to Alan Shusterman (alan@reed.edu).