Remove your shoes out of respect before you pull back the curtain. The piece of cloth was thin, but it seemed soundproof; stepping through created a genuine sense of separation between the two tight-knit hotel rooms, one bustling with levity and conversation, the other a dark and serene meditation den. My ears were no longer…
Steinwert said religion and spirituality will advance Stanford’s commitment to being engaged in the wider world.
One avenue for learning meditation practices on campus is the LifeWorks Program for Integrative Learning, which combines “scholarship, creative expression and embodied practices such as mindfulness and self-reflection” to “deepen [students’] educational experience,” according to its website.
The first thing I learn about Alex Sowell is that he lived in the room across from me two years ago. “The location is so convenient!” he says. “You’re like five feet from everything! The bathroom, the laundry, the bike racks, the parking lot—“ “The kitchen,” I finish. “Which is so great, but so dangerous.”…
On Thurs. Jun. 21, art professor Xiaoze Xie spoke about artistic creation and presented his unfinished artwork inspired by a 25 day expedition to the historic Silk Road trade town of Dunhuang in China.
I write of my experience to encourage audience members this week to listen sensitively and to think carefully about what it may mean to couple capitalism and spirituality.
On Monday night, Oprah Winfrey spoke to an audience at Memorial Church packed with students, faculty members, staff and other campus guests about her thoughts on a meaningful life. “Harry’s Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life” is put on annually by the Rathbun Fund in partnership with the Office for Religious Life.
Could I, now a young adult, stand with a religion whose conservative social tenets I more often rejected than accepted?