Reduce stress through spiritual meditation

By Liam Donovan

The meditation group that meets at the Spiritual Center every Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-12:30 p.m. discusses anything that has happened during the past week. Ups, downs and anything that may be on people’s minds is let out. Following this is a reading, usually based on some sort of theme, like patience. After the reading, 10 minutes of silence and meditation follow.

With upcoming finals and the rush to finish the semester, it can be hard to find time to take a breath and relax. The meditation group offers an intimate way to make relaxation a reality. The group is very small (only six people were at this week’s meeting) and generates an atmosphere of silence and acceptance.

Why meditate? “It calms me and helps reassure me that there is more to life than just working non-stop,” said Jacob Wright-Piersanti, one of the students who attend the meditation group regularly. “Meditating also makes me feel that I’m a little closer to the rest of the universe, that I’m a part of something bigger.”

The meditation group meets in the Spiritual Center’s Meditation Chapel, located just to the left of the main entrance.