Mondays: Quiet Time with Cookies beginning January 19
8:00–10:00 p.m. Poster Mondays: Meditation beginning January 19
A brief meditation session led by a member of the Chapel House community. Beginners are welcome. Tuesdays in the spring: Meditation Sessions beginning January 20
Chapel House, in collaboration with the Shaw Wellness Institute
, is offering a weekly Zen meditation for students, faculty, and staff.
- Where: The Chapel of Chapel House (to the left as you enter)
- Cost: Free.
- No experience necessary: Beginners welcome!
Sessions will be led by Richard Braaten
, Professor of Psychology, Colgate University, and a member of the Zen Center of Syracuse
; and Catherine Landis, M.S., also a member of the Zen Center of Syracuse who leads meditation sessions at Syracuse University while she works on her PhD in Ecology at SUNY-ESF. Bhagavad Gita Colloquium at Chapel House
Wednesdays, February 4, February 25, March 11, and April 8
Poster - BGita Colloquium - Chapel House - S15
Led by Joel Bordeaux, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Colgate University. Professor Bordeaux received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Georgia State University in 2003 and defended his dissertation The Mythic King: Raja Krishnacandra and Early Modern Bengal
at Columbia University in 2014. He is a specialist in the religions of South Asia with a focus on Hindu goddesses. His research interests revolve around how political authorities, canonical works of literature, and esotericism mediate differences between or within religious traditions.
Join us to read and discuss a classic of Hindu theology, the Bhagavad Gita
. This short Sanskrit poem in which God addresses a warrior paralyzed by doubt in the face of a cataclysmic and fratricidal battle is justifiably regarded as a classic of world literature. An elegant work of philosophy systematizing diverse schools of thought in ancient India, the Gita
is also renowned for its awe-inspiring imagery and unflinching advocacy of social engagement in a world of conflicting ethical obligations. Come explore the continued relevance of a 2000-year-old scripture beloved by both contemporary Hindus and such makers of the modern West as Thoreau and Oppenheimer.
It is not necessary to attend all four sessions. Feel free to come to one or all.