Center for Spiritual Life

Hindu and Dharmic Communities

Holi festivities

Students celebrating Holi.

At Brandeis, the Dharmic faiths label include Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. While students of Dharmic faiths have attended Brandeis for decades, their religious community has grown substantially in recent years.

A Dharmic Prayer and Meditation Space is located on the third floor of the Shapiro Campus Center for group gatherings and individual practice. Hindu Chaplains meet there with students, and Namaskar, a student organization established to educate and promote Hindu, Jain and Sikh culture and spiritual heritage, gathers in this space. The Buddhist Sangha student group has also called the Dharmic Prayer and Meditation Space its home. The space is open to all of the Brandeis community for private reflection.