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The Church continues to be open for scheduled religious observances, weddings, memorials, concerts, and events.
For more information, please see our listing of events.

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Contemplative Programs

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Join us for weekly opportunities to engage with others in the community for meditation and yoga.

Open to Stanford affiliates. Sessions are free and no pre-registration is required. Bring your own yoga mat for yoga sessions.

Student-Led Yoga Mondays
Mondays, 5:30 pm
Oct 3: Stanford Memorial Church
Oct 10-Dec 5: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Old Union, 3rd floor)

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will always be available. Bring your yoga mat.

Yoga-X: Yin and Restorative Yoga
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
Oct 4: Stanford Memorial Church
Oct 11-Dec 6: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Old Union, 3rd floor)

Yin and Restorative Yoga Class with Heather Freeman (bio). This class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience. Bring your yoga mat.

Student-Led Yoga Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm
Oct 5: Stanford Memorial Church
Oct 12-Dec 7: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Old Union, 3rd floor)

Student-Led Yoga is intended as a means of making the mental and physical benefits of asanas readily available to all, regardless of where you are on your yogi journey. Expect to move with your breath: this well-balanced Vinyasa flow class intends to get you out of your head and into your body, and modifications will always be available. Bring your yoga mat.

Guided Meditation
Thursdays, 5:30 pm
Oct 6: Stanford Memorial Church
Oct 13-Dec 8: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Old Union, 3rd floor)

Evening Guided Meditation is designed to offer basic meditation skills, to encourage regular meditation practice, to help deepen self-reflection, and to offer instructions on how meditation can be useful during stressful and uncertain times.  All sessions are led by Andy Acker.

Please contact dianea1@stanford.edu if you have any questions about these programs.

Torah Meditation
CIRCLE Common Room (Old Union 3rd Floor)
Thursdays, October 6 - December 8* from 6:30-7:30 pm
*Note: Sessions will not be held on October 13 and November 10.

Discover how to practice the meditative tradition taught in the classic texts of Judaism, from the Torah to the Talmud, Halakha and Kabbalah. Sources provided and no prior experience necessary. All are welcome. Daniel Slate learned in yeshivot in Jerusalem and is currently studying for a JD-PhD joint degree here at Stanford. He was certified as a Torah meditation teacher by Rav Doniel Katz, one of today's experts in meditative Chasidut and Kabbalah.

Sponsored by Stanford Etz Chaim