Our Schedule


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

  1. Everyone on campus, visitors included, should be vaccinated against COVID-19
  2. In-person meetings are possible.
  3. Masks covering mouth & nose are no longer required inside Eliot Hall (note: Eliot chapel is a very large, seldom used, open space with many options for those who would prefer an isolated spot)

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, May 4, 2023

Summer 2023 SCHEDULE (June-September 2023)

The Eliot chapel is reserved for silent meditation from 12-1 pm on Wednesdays for June-September beginning on June 7 (see Upcoming Dates below). Our group silent period, both in-person and online, takes place from 12:10-12:40 pm Pacific time. However, you are welcome to use the chapel as a 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. 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 summer schedule begins on June 7 with an online session. It is expected that all following sessions (June 14-September 27) will feature in-person and online access. Please keep in mind that the listed dates are tentative and subject to change. Join our mailing list to receive last-minute updates. Upcoming dates include:

  • Wednesdays in June, 2023 –  7 online only, 14, 21, 28
  • Wednesdays in July, 2023 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Wednesdays in August, 2023 – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Wednesdays in September, 2023 – 6, 13, 20, 27

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).