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Spirituality Week 

January 29 – February 10, 2020

Come learn with us, about a new spiritual practice or religious tradition with which you are unfamiliar. All events open to faculty/staff & students of the Hamilton community. RSVPs required in some cases.

Wednesday, Jan 29Spirituality Week
5 pm
Chapel Upstairs Lounge

Shinge Roshi: Introduction to Sitting Meditation
Abbot of the Zen Center of Syracuse will lead sitting meditation and discussion •Minar Indian Restaurant dinner • RSVP

Thursday, Jan 30
Chapel Upstairs Lounge
Recoup & Soup

For Students, Faculty & Staff
20 minutes of silent meditation
30 minutes of simple soup & bread lunch

Thursday, Jan 30
5 pm
Chapel Lounge
All Beliefs Dinner Discussion: The Spirituality of Empathetic Story Sharing with Sarah Jillings

A spiritual experience and conversation concerning what happens when we encounter another human being on a deeper level of awareness. Catered dinner will help with this exploration. First of a semester long series of spiritual dinner conversations.

Friday, Jan 31
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Euphoria in Sadove Student Center
Tea & Talk with new MSA Advisor Dana Hubbard

Open hour chat with Dana. Got a question about Islam, Qur’an, spirituality, life? Have a snack on Dana’s account! Anyone who would like to pray with Dana in the Muslim Prayer Room could go with her from Sadove, or meet her at 2:30 pm on the 2nd floor landing of the chapel.

Friday, Jan 31
3 pm
Sadove Sun Porch
The Art of Spiritual Inquiry
A Guided Course: Introduction to Spiritual Expression

In weekly hour-long meetings through the semester, examine and discuss contemporary and ancient texts and spiritual thought across a variety of religious and spiritual traditions. Led by College Chaplain Jeff McArn & Estella Brenneman ‘20

Friday, Jan 31
6 pm
Events Barn
Shabbat with Noah Aronson

Join Hillel for our weekly Shabbat, this week featuring spiritual musician Noah Aronson. He'll teach us some songs and help us to engage in a musical Shabbat. Co-sponsored by Temple Emanu-El in Utica with Rabbi Peter Schaktman. • RSVP

Sunday, Feb 2
6 pm Chapel
Dinner Vespers
Rev. Erin Dajka Holley, Minister of the Unitarian/ Universalist Church in Utica, NY
Music by Bob Ford, jazz piano & Aidan Costello, drums

Rev. Erin will offer an introduction to the spirituality and principles of the Unitarian/ Universalist tradition around the dinner tables.

Monday, Feb 3
Commons Quad-side Balcony
Mindful Eating Table, led by Sosha Stecher, Mindfulness Intern

Monday, Feb 3
5 pm
Chapel Upstairs Meditation Room
Meditation Club’s Zen Sitting Meditation
Led by Togan, Assistant to the Abbot, Syracuse Zen Center

Tuesday, Feb 4
4 pm
Meet at Outdoor Snow Labyrinth between Bristol Campus Center & Morris House across from the Chapel
Walk the Outdoor Labyrinth: A Meditative Walking Tradition
Led by Jeff McArn, College Chaplain

Wednesday, Feb 5
4:30 pm
Chapel Upstairs Meditation Room
Restorative Yoga
Led by Kristy Caruso

Restorative Yoga is a half-hour class, designed to create relaxation and a reset of your nervous system.
4:30 pm – Faculty/ Staff • 5:00 pm – Students

Thursday, Feb 6
Chapel Upstairs Lounge
Recoup & Soup
Every Thursday at noon!

Thursday, Feb 6
5 pm
Chapel Upstairs Lounge
Quaker Spirituality & Social Justice

K.T. Glusac ’18 returns to campus to introduce what happens in a Friends Meeting followed by a dinner/ discussion of Quaker spirituality and the long tradition of social justice in Quakerism, and opportunities in the Quaker Voluntary Service. • RSVP

Friday, Feb 7
5:30 pm
Chapel Upstairs Lounge
Introduction to Islam & Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer

Commentary, understanding, meanings of the Qur’anic text: Surah An-Nas. Led by Imam Amsal Memic, Bosnian Islamic Association of Utica.

Monday, Feb 10
5 pm
Azel Backus House
Tu BiShvat Dinner Celebration

Tu BiShvat is the Jewish new year for the trees. It is an ecological holiday that reminds us of our connection to the earth and to our role as caretakers of the environment. Come meet our new Hamilton College Rabbi Peter Schaktman.RSVP

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