Students Perform Music at Hampshire College

Regular Programs, Observations, and Celebrations

Spiritual Life offers many regular programs and faith-based observations throughout the year. We also celebrate a diverse range of holidays! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved!

Recurring Events

Most programs and events, unless otherwise indicated, take place in the Merrill Living Room, the Enfield Multifaith Prayer Room, or the Spiritual Life Center (Greenwich Donut 5). The Spiritual Life Center houses a diverse library of religious and faith-oriented texts, and serves as a designated space for group discussions and for the celebration of religious diversity. If you or your group would like to hold a meeting there, please contact Spiritual Life Director David Ko at      

Spiritual Counseling and Mentoring

Come talk to us if you would like help dealing with the crises and transitions of life. Our spiritual counseling and support is individual and completely confidential.

Engaged Mindfulness and Meditation (Fall 2018 Sacred Events Series)

Mantra Chanting and Vedic Meditation

Mondays (first and third Mondays only) 7-8 p.m.
Spiritual Life Center (Donut 5)

Mind and Body Self-Healing Practice

Mondays 4:00-5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.
Spiritual Life Center (Donut 5)

Artistic Meditation: Mandalas and Storytime

Thursdays (Second and Fourth Thursdays only) 4-5 p.m.
Library Kiva (3rd floor)
This program incorporates various types of coloring, storytelling, and writing practices into meditation. No experience necessary!

Sound Healing with Tuning Forks

Friday 11 a.m.-Noon
Spiritual Life Center (Donut 5)
In this practice we will be working with Solfeggio frequencies and talking about the power within them and what they can do for ourselves, each other, and the larger community. Each session will begin with a short physical grounding meditation and end with a moment of silence.

Staff Mindfulness Meditation

12-1 p.m. (check Digest for dates)
Merrill Living Room
Open to staff and faculty only

Multifaith Programs

Multifaith Monthly Dinner

Multifaith Feast: Giving Thanks!

Thursday 11/15 6-8 p.m.
Dakin Living Room
Please join us and celebrate religious diversity on campus with our Multifaith Council over a delicious meal! All are welcome!

Multifaith Feast: Sharing Songs!

Sunday 12/9 6-8 p.m.
Merrill Living Room
All who come are welcome to share or perform a song for the group, religious or secular. We will be having conversations about the spiritual importance of music in our lives. 

Spiritual Journey Lunch Series

Fridays 12-1 p.m. (check the Daily Digest emails or the campus calendar for dates)
Merrill Living Room
Come listen to staff, faculty, and alums share the share the twists and turns of where they have sought and found meaning in their lives!
Fall 2018 spotlights: David Ko (director of Spiritual Life); Mim Nelson (Hampshire President); Ryn Hodes (director of Survivor Support)

Soulful Conversations

Fridays 2-3 p.m.
Spiritual Life Center (Donut 5)
Join us for Soulful Conversations every Friday as we find intimacy with words and unpack the meaning of spiritual concepts in our lives. Tea and cookies will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Our Multifaith Council offers many additional opportunities throughout the year for students, staff, and faculty to get involved in multifaith dialogues!

Observations and Celebrations (all are welcome)


Our Jewish Student Union (JSU) is committed to serving Jewish students on campus by providing spiritual and cultural programming to help Jewish individuals consider the possibilities of what it means to be Jewish, explore the varieties of Jewish experience, and deepen their connection to Judaism and to their identities and personal relation to spirituality. Join the JSU email list to get the most up-to-date information about upcoming events.

Weekly Shabbat

Every Friday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Merrill Living Room (involves chanting and meditation followed by traditional blessings and a delicious home-cooked vegetarian meal)


Rosh Hashanah (the birthday of the world), Yom Kippur (the day of at-one-ment), Sukkot (the harvest and the most joyous of all Jewish holidays), Hanukah (the festival of light)


Tu B’Sh’vat (the new year of the trees), Purim (the topsy turvy day, when the Jews were saved from annihilation by Esther), Passover (the Jewish holiday of freedom)

Christian and Catholic

Prayer and Fellowship

Every Monday 7-10 p.m.
FPH Faculty Lounge


All Saints Day/Dias de los Muertos, Advent Service


Ash Wednesday, Lent Bible Study, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter 


Jumma'ah Prayer

Every Friday 1-2 p.m.
Enfield Prayer Room

Meditation on Soorat-e-Rehman

Once every month


Eid Get Together and welcoming international students






Stay In Touch
With Spiritual Life
Snail Mail
Spiritual Life Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002