Virtual Resources

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We encourage you to reach out to the chaplains in the Center for Spiritual Life, as well as other meaningful contacts in your life, to maintain connection and a sense of community.  You might also consider this time of physical distance with others as an opportunity for moments (or longer!) of spiritual retreat. 

We have compiled some resources that you can access from home, both for personal retreat and connection with others.  Do you have any that you would like to share?  Please email us at slife@brandeis.edu so we might add them.

Mindfulness Resources:

Virtual Zen Zone (Zoom Link) is offered each Wednesday 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.., and Friday 12:30 -1:00 p.m. 

 The Art of Meditation: Overcoming Negative Emotions (Zoom Link) series from Hindu Spiritual Advisor Partha Biswas continues on Monday evenings at 7:15 p.m..   You may listen to past recordings from this series.

There are a number of free mindfulness apps, with optional in-app purchases.  Try one or more of them:

Guided Meditations and Talks

There are many free guided meditations and talks with Tara Brach, as well as a weekly livestream, available through her website. These are Buddhist in flavor.

She and Jack Kornfield also offer this half-day home mindfulness retreat.

"Mindfulness In Times of Stress" is a 45 minute webinar with Meghan Gardner, a local Buddhist practitioner. 

Christian Resources:

Catholic Chaplain Allison Cornelisse is providing written and musical reflections on the Sunday scriptures for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester through the Catholic community newsletter.
 Guided Daily Reflections

Hindu Resources:

Recorded sessions on a variety of topics, within a wider source of resources within the Northeastern University Hindu community

Jewish Resources:

Available through Brandeis Hillel.

Muslim Resources:

Islamic Center of New England's Virtual Programs
ISBCC Face Mask Donations (make and donate medical face masks)

Nature:

In addition to looking online for spiritual connection, make time to connect with nature, whether it's next to your sidewalk or a larger wild place.