Events at Chapel House
Mondays: Quiet Time with Cookies
Yoga for all levels. Beginners welcome.
A brief meditation session led by a member of the Chapel House community. Beginners are welcome.
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.
Thursdays: Classical Indian Dance at Judd Chapel (Memorial Chapel)
Location: Judd Chapel
Classes in Kathak led by Shambhavi Sawhney '17. Men and women, beginners and experienced dancers, are welcome. This event is sponsored by Chapel House but will take place at a different location: Judd Chapel on the Garden Level of the Memorial Chapel.
Bhagavad Gita Colloquium
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.
Buddhist Chanting: The Dhammapada
Fridays, February 27, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24
Led by Mahinda Deegalle, Colgate NEH Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Religion. All are welcome. No previous experience in chanting is required.
Mission and Vision
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Our director, Steven Kepnes, offers a reflection
on upcoming building maintenance needs and Chapel House's reaffirmed mission of serving as a space for quiet reflection.