Ongoing Programs

The Office of the Chaplains sponsors these ongoing programs during the College of Liberal Arts academic year.

Daily Meditation

12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Daily, University Center (UC) 217

Come join us for a daily guided meditation session. Take a break from your busy day and enjoy a moment of mindfulness.

Mindfulness Meditation

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays while CLA is in Session, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

The practice of mindfulness refers to our efforts and discipline at being fully present in the now, of living in the present moment. Mindfulness practice nourishes an understanding of the interconnectedness of our lives with the larger world we inhabit, allowing us to develop an enhanced awareness of the present, a stillness that cultivates a mind of love, compassion, kindness and peace. Beginners are most welcome!

Daily during CLA Study Days and Finals
Fall Semester: December 7-11
Spring Semester: May 4-6 and 9-11

(This meditation group is not open to the general public.)

University Convocation

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays while CLA is in Session, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Planned and facilitated by the interdisciplinary class, "Convo: Campus/Community/ Cosmos," the University Convocation series brings speakers, musicians or other performers -- often with a spiritual or ethical message -- to campus every week.

Big Questions Over Lunch

11:45–12:45 p.m.
The first Tuesday of Oct. Nov. Dec. Feb. Mar. Apr. , Cat Cavern or Alumni Lounge (Location Varies)

Big Questions Over Lunch brings together the whole Salem community to learn and talk about a different subject each month. Bringing in speakers from Willamette and beyond, BQOL is a wonderful way to learn new things with new people. All are welcome!

For information on specific BQOL's (topic, location, date, etc.) check out the Chaplain's Facebook page or email us to be added to our mailing list! 

Daily Private Prayer and Meditation

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., excepting prior bookings
January 18 - May 13, 2017, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Cone Chapel is open from during the CLA school year weekdays for private prayer and meditation.