Meditation and Prayer Room Welcomes Students of All Faiths

November 6, 2006

Author: Sheena Jeffers

Source: The Commonwealth Times

There is a quiet room tucked in the underground of the University Student Commons. A room previously packed with heavy traffic, computers, cameras and telephones is now soothingly silent and welcoming.

Students walk in and set their heavy book bags on the floor with a thump and sit momentarily in silence.

This room, now being used for meditation, prayer and quiet individual time, was once the room students visited for technology help. When the technology center moved, no one had a claim on the room.

Rules of the Interfaith Meditation Room: - Open to VCU students, faculty, staff and their personal guests. - The room is designed to be quiet. All speaking chanting, music and other activities must be kept to a minimum. - Sleeping is not permitted. - General eating is not permitted. Only food and drinks for meditation or prayer are appropriate. - General study is not permitted.