Places of Peace & Meditation
Even within the fast-paced life at Princeton, there are places of peace where individuals can sit quietly and meditate, pray, or reflect.
The University Chapel is open from 7am to 11pm every day during the term. This beautiful and sacred place is an oasis in the middle of campus and people of all faiths are welcome in its sanctuary.
In Murray-Dodge Hall, there are two prayer rooms on the third floor. The Muslim community gathers throughout the day to pray in the Muslim Prayer Room. Hindus and Buddhists use the Interfaith Prayer Room; all are welcome in this room which is equipped with meditation mats and reading materials from many faith traditions. Silence is maintained in the room and shoes are left outside.
There are also various gardens throughout campus which are ideal spots for taking a reflective moment - favorites include the 9/11 garden (located on the west side of East Pyne Hall where it connects with Chancellor Green), Prospect Gardens, and the Class of 1969's courtyard garden behind Murray-Dodge Hall. All are encouraged to to take time to calm the spirit and clear the mind in these places of peace.