Our Schedule


If you have concerns about attending an in-person meditation session, please read the relevant College policies and updates here.

We have been offering simultaneous in-person meditation (in Eliot chapel) and online meditation (via Zoom) for well over a year now and there are regular attendees in both venues. Check out Our Practice to learn more about in-person and online practices. And sign up for email list to receive scheduling updates (instructions below).

Wishing all of you happiness, joy, good health, and peace, in the year ahead. – Alan, September 3, 2023

Fall-Winter 2023-24 SCHEDULE (September-January)

In-person meditation will take place in the Eliot chapel on Tuesdays from Sept 13, 2023 through Jan 16, 2024 (see Upcoming Dates). Our group silent period, both in-person and online, takes place from 12:10-12:40 pm Pacific time. However, our meditation spaces are reserved for us for the full hour from 12-1 pm, and you are may use our reserved space as your personal quiet spot at any time during the noon hour on our scheduled days.

In-Person Location. Eliot chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Eliot hall directly above the Admissions office (Eliot 405 is on the floor above the chapel; the stairs that bring you up to the 2nd floor will also take you up to the 3rd floor). For more information about how to find the chapel, read Our Practice.

Online access. Can’t make it to the chapel? Find a quiet location 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). The current link is https://zoom.us/j/639700409

Bell schedule. In-person and online meditation sessions are held simultaneously from 12:10-12:40 pm, and bells are rung to keep track of the time. You are welcome to show up (or connect online) anytime during the silent session. And, as mentioned above, you can also use the chapel during the rest of the noon hour as a quiet spot.

  • 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. Our “fall” schedule runs from September, 2023 to mid-January, 2024.  As you look at the dates listed below, please keep in mind that they are tentative and subject to change for an assortment of reasons (Alan’s travel plans, conflict with holidays, etc.). Join our mailing list to receive last-minute updates. Upcoming meditation dates:

  • Tuesdays in September, 2023 – all done
  • Tuesdays in October, 2023 – all done
  • Tuesdays in November, 2023 – all done
  • Tuesdays in December, 2023 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Tuesdays in January, 2024 – 2, 9, 16

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 the schedule must be changed (new room? online only? complete cancellation?) 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).