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The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development is committed to creating institutional programs that are driven by the values, beliefs, vision, mission, and goals of the center. These programs are conceptualized under three key programming areas:

  • community building programs/activities
  • educational programs/activities
  • environmental enhancement/safe space.

Upcoming Programs

Tibetan Buddhist Monks
Visit from Tashi Kyil Monastery
October 22-26, 2018

The monks will begin work on a sand mandala on Monday morning and will conclude their work on Friday. The production of the mandala will take place in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Garden Room.

All other programs will take place in room 124 of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.
Buddhist Monks

Monday, October 22 

  • 6:30 p.m. - 45-minute Tibetan Mantra Meditation

Tuesday, October 23

  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch discussion cosponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute; light lunch provided
  • 7:00 p.m. - Arts Workshop: Sand painting, butter sculpting, and mani stones

Wednesday, October 24

  • 2:30 p.m. - 75-minute class discussion on mindfulness and mantra recitation
  • 6:30 p.m. - Skeleton, Panda, and Black Hat dances with explanations

Thursday, October 25

  • 2:00 p.m. - Slideshow on death and dying from the Buddhist perspective

    Community Building Programs and Activities

    • Yoga, Tai Chi, and other Spiritual Wellness Programs
    • Recitals/Concerts
    • Interfaith Activities & Ethical/Social Justice Programming
    • Conferences/Symposia
    • Religious & Spiritual Advisor Meetings
    • Center Program Cosponsorships -- To support the efforts of other members of the Penn State community, the center strives to cosponsor programs and events hosted by various student organizations and departments that promote our mission.

    Educational Programs and Activities

    • Healing Gathering for Victims of Violence
    • Tunnel of Oppression
    • First Sunday
    • First-Year Seminar Tours
    • Interfaith Panels
    • Speakers
    • Films

    Environmental Enhancement/Safe Space

    The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development aims to provide a safe space where students, faculty, and staff can worship, pray, meditate, and explore their religious/spiritual paths and participate in cultural and diverse programming and activities. This welcoming, inclusive facility hosts a variety of belief systems.