*** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ***
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:
- Testing for campus students and employees
- Handwashing hygiene
- Social distancing + masks over mouth & nose
- 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 (65) places me in a high risk group so I am not coming to campus for my classes or for meditation. 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 great way to stay connected! Go here to learn more. Our “meeting” dates are listed below, but all sessions are ONLINE.
Wishing all of you happiness, joy, good health, and peace, in the year ahead. – Alan, December 28, 2020
Winter SCHEDULE (January-March 2021)
Open meditation at Reed will take place nearly every Tuesday, January-March 2021 (and beyond) 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. Online meditation occurs between 12:10-12:40. 3 bells are rung at the start and end of the meditation period, but all are welcome to drop by whenever the desire for stillness strikes. Sit down for as long as your schedule and spirit allow. Leave whenever life calls you away.
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 Winter, 2021 (ALL UPCOMING DATES ARE FOR ONLINE MEDITATION SESSIONS):
- Tuesdays in January, 2021 – 5, 12, 19, 26 join us at https://zoom.us/j/639700409
- Tuesdays in February, 2021 – 2, 9, 16, 23
- Tuesdays in March, 2021 – 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com).