Our Schedule

*** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ***

Schedule changes:

In order to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Reed College is making changes in how it offers academic courses and residential housing to students. You can read the College’s policies and tips here. Three recommendations that stand out:

  1. Hygiene – hand washing, etc.
  2. Social distancing – at least 6 feet between symptom-free individuals
  3. Self-quarantine – don’t come to campus or attend meetings if you are sick (in any way) or in a high risk group

My age (64) places me in a high risk group. I will not be leading on-campus meditation sessions through the rest of March and April. As a substitute, I will conduct online meditation sessions each Tuesday during the noon hour according to the start/stop times listed below. These are a really great way to stay connected! Go here to learn more. Our meeting dates are listed below, but the sessions will be ONLINE.

Wishing all of you happiness, joy, good health, and peace, in these uncertain times. – Alan, March 22, 2020


Summer SCHEDULE (June-August 2020)

Open meditation at Reed will take place nearly every Tuesday, June-August 2020 (and beyond) in the Eliot chapel online during the noon hour, 12-1 pm.

Location. All of our sessions are currently online All of our sessions will take place in the Eliot chapel. The chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Eliot hall directly above the Admissions office. You can enter from the south (Great) lawn through the ‘Admissions Office’ door facing the lawn, and then go up the stairs to your left to enter the chapel. Or, enter the building through any other door, take stairs to the 2nd floor and enter the chapel through the doors at the west end of the hallway.

Times. You are welcome to meditate at ANY time between 12 and 1. Most of us sit in meditation between 12:10-12:40 (see Bell clock), but feel free to drop by whenever the desire for stillness strikes, sit down for a spell, and leave when you feel you’re ready to move on.

Bell clock. Bells serve as a reminder, a call to awareness. On a college campus, they have traditionally performed another service, as a clock. Because most of us will be fitting meditation into a class/work schedule, half of the noon hour, 12:10-12:40, is organized as a ‘scheduled’ meditation session with bells serving as time markers. Bell (clock) schedule:

  • 12:10 – 3 bells
  • 12:20 – 1 bell
  • 12:30 – 1 bell
  • 12:40 – 3 bells

Tentatively remaining dates for Summer, 2020 (ALL UPCOMING DATES ARE FOR ONLINE MEDITATION SESSIONS):

  • Tuesdays in June, 2020 – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 https://zoom.us/j/639700409
  • Tuesdays in July, 2020 – 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Tuesdays in August, 2020 – 4, 11, 18, 25

Special locations: sessions in blue will be held at another location.

Get updates. All dates and locations are subject to last-minute change, especially if Alan is traveling. Join our mailing list to receive schedule reminders & updates, or ask Alan (alan@reed.edu) to share the Reed Meditation Google calendar with you so that you can receive automatic reminders.

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