JC Provides Quiet Area to Meditate

Posted: December 5, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kate Passin

Furnished with two white Japanese screens, four gray benches, and seven individual rugs, a quiet meditation space is now open on the Fairfax Campus. The space is located in the northeast corner of the third floor of the Johnson Center, facing the clock on the JC Plaza.

University Life created the space because of a demand by students for a place on campus to pray or meditate without noisy interruptions. The area was selected based on research of meditation rooms at other universities.

The space is not geared toward any one religious denomination or ethnic group and cannot be reserved. “We wanted to create a place that anyone in the Mason community can use and tried to make it conducive to any form of prayer or meditation. People can also use it to just collect their thoughts,” explains Alissa Karton, Johnson Center and University Life program manager.

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