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Dear Sangha,
Welcome back to our lovely campus, which is deeply green — its grasses and trees replenished by life-giving rains. I hope, like these grasses, you have also found the fullness of life this summer.
It is an honor to be joining you at Tufts University, where our meditation practices can complement your classroom education, opening the mind to deep integrative insight, and a path of compassion.
The first sitting of the academic year will be Monday, September 13 from 12 p.m. Р1 p.m. Mondays will serve as an introduction to meditation, and beginners are most welcome.
Every Wednesday beginning September 15, we will offer a meditation session with Buddhist studies from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. All sessions will meet in the Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street across from Breed Memorial Hall. We will be adding an online midday mindfulness session later as well.
Buddhist college chaplaincy is my path with heart. I have trained in both traditional Buddhist temples in Korea and have focused my doctoral research on the deep wellspring of Buddhist ritual and tradition. I look forward to lifting up the richly diverse cultures of Buddhism through practice and study on our Wednesday evening sessions. And I am delighted to provide an entry-way for beginnings that supports relaxation and focus every Monday, too.
In addition, my training in mindfulness, psychology, and clinical pastoral education (CPE) provides additional creative toolsets to help people connect with their inner resources in the here-and-now, whatever their spiritual path. Please reach out with any questions that you may have.
I would love to sit down together and share a cup of tea.
With best wishes and metta,
Ji Hyang Padma, Ph.D.