Spiritual Practics

At the heart of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions are meditative and contemplative practices. Explore the core of global spiritual traditions with our Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s meditation and contemplation groups. All students and staff, regardless of their religious background, are warmly invited to join any of our sessions.


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. 

For more info and schedule: Mark Miller, Co-Director of Mindful USC

Spring Flyer for Tamarkoz


Discover Tamarkoz Sufi Muslim Meditation – an ancient practice rooted in Islamic Sufism, focusing on self-awareness through concentration and meditation. Explore a holistic path to health, happiness, fulfillment, and well-being. Join us under the guidance of Padideh Nazarian, leader of the USC MTO Sufi Association.

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm, Jan 24-Apr 24
Meeting ID: 960 1681 8414

For more info: Padideh Nazarian


Join us as 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. Facilitated by Rev. Jim Burklo, retired Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life at USC.

Wednesdays at 5:00 pm on Zoom.

For Zoom link/other info: Jim Burklo