The Harvard Divinity School, across Kirkland St, organizes a wide variety of religious and spiritual activity for the Harvard community. They host speakers from various religious traditions, hold occasional retreats and can refer seekers to the many retreat centers and spiritual organizations around New England.
104–107 Andover Hall
(45 Francis St)
Harvard Chaplains is the University’s interfaith coalition representing 25 of the world’s traditions. They offer programs, worship events and confidential counsel. Whether your concern is an issue of spirituality, an ethical question or a personal crisis, they can help. Chaplains agree to honor the religious freedom, human dignity, conscience, personal spiritual welfare and religious tradition of each person they minister.
Wednesday Noon Service at HDS is held every week in Andover Chapel. Each service is hosted by a different group, and all are welcome to pray or meditate together across boundaries of traditions.
Sunday Service at Memorial Church (not to be confused with our neighboring Memorial Hall) is held throughout the school year and simulcast on 95.3 WHRB. It’s located on the north side of Harvard Yard, opposite Widener Library.
(1 Harvard Yard)
Meditation & Quiet Spaces
Weekly meditation sessions are held at the Center for Wellness and other groups on campus. The CFW runs a quarterly four-week meditation series, “Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart,” and free weekly drop-in meditation. Practice is eclectic and includes breath meditation, body scan and more.
CFW Weekly Meditation
HUHS Holyoke, 2nd Flr
Indoor quiet places are located all across Harvard’s campus. Some popular locations are the Andover and Divinity Chapels, the meditation room in the Center for the Study of World Religions and in the Harvard Art Museums.
Outdoor quiet spaces nearby include the gardens around the Divinity School, the grounds of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, to get away, the 12-mile Minuteman Bikeway.