The Office of the Chaplain hosts numerous ongoing programs, services, and groups each week. We hope you will join us for any or all!
Many programs and services are planned and led by specific religious communities or identity groups on campus. Others are designed to be specifically interfaith. Still others presume no faith background at all, but gather with shared questions or a desire to make a difference in the world. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate in our programs, unless otherwise noted. Each program runs from first to ninth week.
We also have numerous students groups representing different religious traditions. If you don’t see yours in the lists below, let us know and we will happily work with you to connect you with others of your tradition, both on campus and in the wider community.
An updated list for the 2023-2024 year is below. For specific meeting details, view our event calendar. We hope to see you soon!
Buddhist Meditation, Teaching, and Discussion
Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, this weekly Buddhist meditation is for you! Led by experienced Buddhist teachers, including Bhante Sathi and Professor Roger Jackson, this is a great way to learn about Buddhism and meditation, while also discovering a deeper sense of peace and grounding. We meet from 8-9pm every Thursday in the main chapel sanctuary.
A weekly Christian bible study that meets at noon on Tuesdays in the Chapel Lounge. All Christian perspectives and traditions welcome and pizza is served!
Time to Meditate
Gently guided mindfulness meditation. Meets for twenty minutes in the main chapel at the following times:
Joni us for discussions on Muslim life and practice at 5:30pm on Thursdays weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. We meet in the Chapel Lounge.
Interfaith Social Action
IFSA is an organization dedicated to promoting social justice on campus. Come join us as we explore the intersection between justice and religion and put our principles and faith into action!
Come explore religion, science, and ethics! We meet on Mondays at 7pm in the Chapel Lounge to discuss these and other complex topics. All are welcome!
Join us for Friday at 6:15PM for Shabbat at Page East House, led by Chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky. All are welcome!
A contemplative Christian evening service with song, prayer, and meditative silence. All are welcome! We gather from 8:30-9pm each Wednesday in the main chapel sanctuary.
Bagels and The Book
Join us each Tuesday at noon for Torah study, led by our Associate Chaplain of Jewish and Interfaith Life, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky. We meet in the chapel lounge.
Jummah with the Ummah (Friday Prayers)
Join us for Friday prayers at 3:30pm in the Muslim Prayer Room (located northeast corner of the Chapel basement).
Join us for a bi-weekly discussion on Muslim life and practices! Tuesdays at 5:15pm
What Matters to Me and Why
These conversations are a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come to know the people at Carleton in a deeper, more personal way. Lunch is provided.
If you would like to nominate a speaker, please email our College Chaplain, Schuyler Vogel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We strive to represent the full diversity of staff and faculty on campus and welcome nominations regardless of role or longevity. All members of the Carleton community have wisdom to share.