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. 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. Follow us on facebook


Fall 2017 meditation schedule:

The 2017-2018 academic year meditation schedule is forthcoming! 

All meditations take place in Gomes Chapel and 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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