Our Schedule

Silent meditation sessions are offered weekly with only a few exceptions for holidays and other scheduling conflicts. Whenever possible, sessions are hybrid; this means you can attend in person or online over zoom (check out Our Practice to learn more about in-person and online participation). If you have medical concerns, please read the current College COVID-19 policies and updates here.

Winter-Spring 2024 SCHEDULE (January-May)

In-person meditation will take place in the Eliot chapel most Tuesdays from Jan 9, 2024 through May 28, 2024 (see Upcoming Dates below). Our group silent period, whether in-person or 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 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. For more information about how to find the chapel, read Our Practice.

Online Access. Can’t make it to the chapel? Prefer the outdoors or other open spaces? 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. The current link is https://zoom.us/j/639700409

Bell Schedule. As a rule, meditation sessions are held in-person and online simultaneously from 12:10-12:40 pm, and bells are rung to keep track of the time. You are welcome to show up, either in-person or online, anytime during our 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 Winter-Spring schedule runs from January to May, 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, conflicts with holidays or College events, etc.). Join our mailing list to receive last-minute updates. Upcoming meditation dates:

  • Tuesdays in January, 2024 – 9, 16 (online), 23, 30
  • Tuesdays in February, 2024 – 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Tuesdays in March, 2024 – 5, 12, 19 (online), 26 (online)
  • Tuesdays in April, 2024 – 2, 9, 16, 23 (cancelled), 30
  • Tuesdays in May, 2024 – 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. It assumes that all group sessions will be hybrid, with in-person and online options, unless stated otherwise. However, sometimes weather, travel plans, or another college event, will dictate a last-minute change to the schedule or location. To receive email notifications about last-minute 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).