Bates Dharma Society

The Bates Dharma Society is a meditation club. We hold meditation sessions daily in Gomes Chapel during the academic year, which are open to the entire Bates community. For times and locations, please check the Multifaith Chaplaincy calendar. Once or twice per semester we have an all day retreat either on campus or at Shortridge. Dharma Society is open to people of all faiths, creeds, backgrounds, etc. People with no experience are encouraged to join–that’s how everyone gets started! Come for one sitting and discover the power of meditation to help you relax and find inner peace.


All meditations last for 25 minutes. One member of the Sangha (group of meditators) will keep time for the group and all meditations are silent and unguided. Meditation cushions are provided. 


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