Dharmic and Buddhist 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 Spiritual Advisors meet there with students, and Namaskar, a student organization established to educate and promote Hindu, Jain and Sikh culture and spiritual heritage, also gathers in this space.   The Buddhist Sangha student group also calls the Dharmic Prayer and Meditation Space its home.  The space is open to all of the Brandeis community for private reflection.

More information:

Read article from the Justice: "New Dharmic prayer center opens in SCC," 2015.
Read about the Dalai Lama's visit to Brandeis.
Read article from BrandeisNow: "Brandeis appoints new Hindu advisor," 2017.