Spiritual Practices

At the heart of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions are meditative and contemplative practices. Experience and explore them through The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s SPIRITUAL PRACTICES groups. These groups welcome all students and staff for any or all sessions, whether or not they are affiliated with any faith tradition.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION -Come practice Buddhist meditation and build community with us! We practice Buddhist mediation methods from Theravada/Vipassana, the Zen, and Tibetan Vajrayana traditions, as well as exploring Buddhist philosophy, poetry, and art, and celebrating Buddhist holidays. Newcomers and beginners welcome. Info and schedule:  Mark Miller, coordinator of Mindful.USC.edu.

Thursdays at 12pm PST on zoom:

Meeting ID: 952 7854 1736
Passcode: 814558

TAMARKOZ SUFI MUSLIM MEDITATION – the art of self-knowledge through concentration and meditation, rooted in Islamic Sufism – a holistic and practical way to health, happiness, fulfillment, and well-being. Info and schedule: Tuesday 5-6 pm (September 27-November 29th) on zoom.

Meeting ID: 941 3300 2300Passcode: 424242

  Padideh Nazarian, leader of the USC MTO Sufi Association.


CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES   We engage in meditative and contemplative practices of Christianity that date back to the time of Jesus – practices that emerged from different branches of the faith and are still followed today.  See these introductory VIDEOS to get a taste.  Facilitated by  Rev. Jim Burklo

Contact burklo@usc.edu for zoom information