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Wellness and the CFV

Center for Faith and Vocation

Invigorate and inspire yourself and others with activities at the CFV

At Butler, community-wide wellness is a focus. The term wellness is widely used but what are we referring to? In part wellness is about finding ways to connect with a state of being healthy in body and mind, especially when we can apply effort to maintaining a balance in our academic and personal lives. At times, we may feel out of balance. The Center for Faith and Vocation works  in close cooperation with faculty, staff, and members of the Butler community, helping to provide transformative and wellness-based experiences for students. Through spiritual exploration, personal reflection, and vocational discernment and wellness programs, we help to prepare students for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional impact on the world while maintaining their sense of balance at Butler and beyond.

New to Wellness:Reflection, Meditation and Prayer Room

Reflection, Meditation and Prayer RoomThe Office of the Provost, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Center for Faith and Vocation are pleased to announce that Butler University has established two new rooms called Reflection, Meditation, and Prayer Spaces.  If you are looking for a quiet space to reflect, pray, or meditate in the midst of the busy academic day, these rooms are designed to be available and convenient for you.  The rooms are located on the first floor of Jordan Hall, side by side, JH 182 C and D and will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every Monday-Friday. 

The purpose of these two new rooms is to establish space in the heart of campus specifically for individual reflection, meditation, and prayer practices.  All are welcome to use the spaces.  These rooms will not be able to be reserved or programmed, but simply available for individuals to use for their own practices.  To respect the sacred norms of the space, we ask for those using the rooms to remove their shoes before entering and please refrain from bringing food or drink (aside from bottled water) into the space.  We wish to celebrate another step towards our goals as a campus of embodying inclusive excellence.  Having new spaces to meet the needs of our religious and secular diversity in the heart of campus is an important part of that work. 

These spaces are a satellite of the Center for Faith and Vocation, which will continue to house reflection, meditation, and prayer space in the Blue House on Sunset Avenue in addition to offering meditation instruction on Thursdays at 12:15-12:45 pm.  Questions about the Reflection, Meditation, and Prayer rooms in Jordan Hall can be directed to CFV Assistant Director, Marguerite Stanciu at mstanciu@butler.edu.

VOCATIONAL REFLECTION

Community Conversations on faith, diversity, and social action

Monthly ongoing

1:1 Vocational Conversations and Pastoral Care

When: Ongoing, by appointment

Come over to the CFV to chat and gain a new perspective on your choices about what it is you want to learn in your academic and work life. Contact Daniel Meyers, director at dgmeyers@butler.edu or 317-923-7252 for a confidential appointment.

Paid Internships

Trying on work and getting paid for it in faith-based and social justice organizations is a great way to earn money, build your resume and develop skills and experience in new ways. Fall internships advertised spring semester and spring internships advertised fall semester.

Yoga

Relax and rejuvenate with a restorative yoga class. See HRC schedule.

Meditation

"Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditioned goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings." Chogyam Trungpa

Learning to meditate can help to encounter life circumstances with greater confidence. Join us for instruction and an opportunity to meditate together. Taught as a secular practice, meditation is a way to calm and focus the mind. Practitioners meet at the CFV in the contemplation room on the second floor. Instruction is provided and all are welcome. Room open daily for meditation. Group meditation Thursdays, 12:15 PM-12:45 PM. For more information, please contact Marguerite Stanciu, mstanciu@butler.edu.

Study Space 

Enjoy a comfortable setting with cozy furniture, tons of table space and a quiet environment. And snacks too. Tuesday nights, 7:00-10:00 PM, main floor.

How to get involved

Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs
Service-Learning Opportunities
Off-Campus Community Dialogue and Participations