The University Chaplaincy team offers short videos and reflections to the Tufts community, featuring a range of ideas for grounding and centering. The videos will include practices and invitations to reflect. Our team aims for the offerings to be of value to people from a range of religious and philosophical backgrounds. Each video will be posted to our Facebook page and collected here on our website where you can revisit them any time.
April 6th, 2020 - University Chaplaincy Music Director, Thomas Dawkins, created an interactive piece titled, "A Listening Guide to J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion." Click to download and read the document here.
April 13th, 2020 - Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper offers her sustaining practice titled, "Grateful Living." See the video here.
April 22, 2020 - Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell offers his sustaining practice of watercoloring for friends and family. See the video here.
April 23, 2020 - Muslim Chaplain Abdul-Malik Merchant offers his reflections on Ramadan this year as a time to reground to what is essential about the observance. See the video here.
May 1, 2020 - Catholic Chaplain Lynn Coopers shares about her practice of letter writing as a way to stay connected to those she cares about. See the video here.
May 7, 2020 - Humanist Chaplain Walker Bristol shares their practice of intentional presence in nature through photography. See the video here.
May 14, 2020 - Program Manager Nora Bond shares her practice of reflecting before ending her day. See the video here.
May 21, 2020 - University Chaplain ad interim Jenny Peace shares her practice of working with clay, and invites you to consider what physical matter you most enjoy being with. See the video here.