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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Figure of Soul: Meditating out of modernity

Figure of Soul: Meditating out of modernity

By Ninjin Tumurbat March 23, 2023
"Ships sink because of the holes water gets through. Do not let what is happening around you get inside you and weigh you down."
Venerable Namgyal, a visiting buddhist monk, works on a mandala in the lobby of the Campus Center. The intricately designed mandala was created with colored sand and represents Chenrezig, which is recognized by Tibetan Buddhists as the bodhisattva of compassion.

IC celebrates compassion with Tibetan monks

By Prakriti Panwar, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
Two monks from Ithaca’s Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies bent over a table as a crowd of onlookers witnessed them intricately create a multicolored mandala from Nov. 2 to 7.
For Spring 2022, there is a one-credit meditation class offered called Meditation: Its Not What You Think, where students learn about different practices of meditation.

IC community unwinds with meditation events

By Matt Minton, Staff Writer March 31, 2022
For Spring 2022, there is a one-credit meditation class offered called Meditation: It's Not What You Think, where students learn about different practices of meditation.
Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor in the Department of Gerontology, describes her enriching experience with meditation and how its positively influenced her. She encourages students to participate at the Noon Hour Meditation.

Commentary: The importance of the Noon Hour Meditation

By Mary Ann Erickson September 8, 2021
We are all living in a time of great uncertainty. Students are at a life stage that is full of transitions and I hope that our meditation sessions can help.
The Nyamgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies is a Tibetan monastery located approximately one mile from Ithaca College. It is the North American seat of the personal monastery of the Dalai Lama.

Monastery promotes meaningful learning

By Connor Ahern February 25, 2020

In the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, approximately a mile from Ithaca College, Tibetan chanting echoes in a warmly lit chamber. A brass statue of the Buddha sits atop the main shrine...

From left, juniors Jamie Osman and Camille Wrege, seinor Joey LoPiccolo, juniors Dara Spezial and Kristen Stanley are the Mindfulness Club executive board members.

Meditation and mindfulness meet mental health in new club

By Julia DiGeronimo October 23, 2019

Soft, soothing music plays as members of the Ithaca College Mindfulness Club color mandalas and drink tea. The students sit at desks in silence as they focus on their coloring. The Mindfulness Club...

Freshman Laura Trainor participates in a meditation in Muller Chapel.

Meditation helps students find their centers

By Noah Pincus February 13, 2019

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, Muller Chapel hosts a temporary escape for the Ithaca College community. Both students and faculty assemble in the chapel sanctuary equipped with their meditation...

Kathryn Caldwell, assistant professor in the psychology department, is one of the  professors leading meditation sessions in Muller Chapel. They are held twice a week.

New meditation program begins at Ithaca College

By Meredith Burke, Staff Writer November 15, 2017
Guided afternoon meditation sessions for both beginners and experienced meditators have been opened to faculty, staff and students at Ithaca College.

Group Exercise #3: Yoga

By Kylee Roberts, Blogger March 31, 2016
There are appealing and unappealing sides to yoga for me: Meditation that I can relax with, and using stamina that I simply do not have yet. However, I highly recommend it to start your week, or procrastinate until you have to sit down and do your homework Sunday night.

College Briefing: Nov. 6

November 5, 2014

Tom Reed takes the win in election for Congress Republican party representative Tom Reed won the election for the 23rd Congressional District of New York for 2014, which occurred on Nov. 4. Martha Robertson...

Get an in-depth look at the benefits of meditation and an opportunity to try the practice.

Minds at Ease

By Bethany George March 19, 2014
Get an in-depth look at the benefits of meditation and an opportunity to try the practice.
Junior Gautam Singhani does a yoga routine at the Yoga Remix on Wednesday in Emerson Suites.

Yoga Remix relaxes students during midterms through meditation and dance

By Jackie Eisenberg, Accent Editor March 6, 2013
The Art of Living club's first Yoga Remix party at Ithaca College was Wednesday in Emerson Suites.
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