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The Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and Beyond: Listening to the Past, Imagining the Future

In a cross campus collaboration, the Spring semester of 2016 will feature a bevy of events focusing on the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. Beginning in January with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration activities, the series will explore the history of the movement in Nashville and its key players. A combination of lectures,…

Posted by on February 16, 2016 in News

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday services: All Faith Chapel at the Divinity School–10 am St. Augustine’s Chapel (Greek Row)– 7:00 am, noon and 6:00 pm West End Methodist Church–noon and 5:30 pm Cathedral of the Incarnation–7:00 am, 12:10 and 5:30

Posted by on February 10, 2016 in News

Sunday Meditation with the Buddhist Geeks

Buddhist Geeks Weekend in Nashville, February 19 – 21, 2016 Hosted by One Dharma Nashville February 19 Night Public talk, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 – 8 p.m. Mindfulness++ A Practical Method for Reprogramming the Mind If we look at meditation–and mindfulness as one of its core aspects–as a way of programming the mind it…

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in News

Mindfulness Awareness Workshop

Mindfulness Awareness Workshop Nashville Friends Meeting Registration: Click here Description: In this workshop we’ll explore both the practice of mindfulness – actively noticing what you notice as you notice it – and awareness – simply being. We’ll use guided and silent practices, as well as interactive social meditation, in order to move closer to melding…

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in News

Mindfulness ++: A Practical Method for Reprogramming the Mind

Mindfulness ++: A Practical Method for Reprogramming the Mind First Unitarian Universalist Church In this talk we’ll explore multiple training paradigms that come from both the Buddhist and Mindfulness traditions. We’ll explore how our own intentions line up with these different training paradigms and consider ways we can change or enhance how we’re practicing. Friday,…

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in News

Veritas Forum 2016

Race and Justice: What Difference Does God Make? For the 2016 Veritas Forum at Vanderbilt, we welcomed Sabrine Rhodes and John Inazu of Washington University in St. Louis. On February 9th at 7pm in Benton Chapel, various Christian ministries of Vanderbilt came together to host this annual event. Well attended and not afraid to push…

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in News

Islamic Awareness Week

Vanderbilt’s Muslim Student Association hosied its annual Islamic Awareness Week in the beginning of February to help dispel the myths, misinformation, and ignorance regarding Islam. With a full schedule of events, the week was one remembered and celebrated on campus. With the success of last year’s week, this year built on that foundation and went…

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in News

More Brave, Less Perfect: A Talk by Dr. Brené Brown

Researcher and storyteller, Dr. Brené Brown will deliver a talk entitled “More Brave, Less Perfect: Creating a Culture of Courage at Vanderbilt.”   Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené is…

Posted by on January 21, 2016 in News

2016 MLK Commemoration

The 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at Vanderbilt was a memorable experience and hosted Civil Rights Leader and VU Alum Rev. James Lawson on January 18, 2016. With the establishment of the MLK Holiday as a day off from classes for the entire university by Chancellor Zeppos, the Chancellor urged all students…

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in News

Vanderbilt hosts SHARING Memorial Service

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life was happy to open the doors of Benton Chapel to a wonderful organization called SHARING of Middle Tennessee to host a Candlelight Ceremony to support parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss. On December 10, combined nursing staff from Vanderbilt Hospital, St. Thomas…

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in News