On October 4, 2010 Harvard Divinity School celebrated the opening of a meditationMeditation is the disciplined practice of quieting and focusing the mind or cultivating the heart’s attention. Different meditation practices commend focusing attention on a word, a prayer, a form, or the breath as a way of practice. Meditation is commo... space located in the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR). The CSWR aims to bring together scholars and students who seek “to advance interdisciplinary, international, and interreligious exchange, learning, and research on the world’s religions…” The Center, which first opened its doors in 1960, serves as a resource for all who endeavor to engage the topic of religion to meet the complex demands of a globalizing world. The CSWR meditation space is non-sectarian and aims to encourage reflection and spiritual nourishment on campus. It joins Andover and Divinity ChapelsA chapel is a place of worship, smaller than the sanctuary of a church or synagogue, or in an institutional setting such as a college or hospital. as places on the HDS campus set aside for meditation and reflection. All three spaces are open to members of the community during regular business hours.
More information about this event can be found in The Harvard Gazette article “Ceremony Marks Opening of CSWR Meditation Room”.