Spiritual Life: Practices for Well-Being

Whether spirituality is an individual pursuit or something you connect to through a community or tradition, The Compass Center provides tools for well-being through spiritual practices.  This includes our Spiritual Care Conversations, meditation and mindfulness in and out of the classroom, resources for grief and loss, and designated spaces for prayer, meditation, and reflection. The Compass Center offers multiple ways for Butler students, faculty and staff to engage in their own well-being practices.


Learning to meditate can help to calm the mind and navigate life circumstances with greater confidence. Taught as a secular practice with deep roots in contemplative traditions, meditation helps to connect us with our overall wellness by harmonizing mind and body, helping us to alleviate anxiety and to build resilience, regardless of faith and philosophical views.

Contact Marguerite Stanciu, mindfulness meditation instructor and teacher to receive instruction and learn more about mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA)

“Are stress and anxiety taking a toll on your students? Discover how the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA) offers a strategic solution. Our evidence-based mindfulness program is specifically tailored for higher education institutions, designed to build resilience and enhance well-being among both students and staff.”
For more information contact Marguerite Stanciu, assistant director, The Compass Center and MIEA teacher.

Reflection, Meditation, and Prayer Rooms

If you are looking for a quiet space to reflect, pray, or meditate in the midst of the busy academic day, Jordan Hall rooms 182 C and D are designed to be available and convenient for you from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday–Friday and are a satellite of The Compass Center. Questions about the Reflection, Meditation, and Prayer rooms in Jordan Hall can be directed to The Center’s Assistant Director, Marguerite Stanciu.

Check out our  Canvas page self-paced meditation module.

Spiritual Care and Connection: Request A Conversation

Butler students, faculty, and staff are busy. In the midst of all the many priorities of academics, campus life, and working towards one’s future, sometimes we need to pause, breathe, and get support. The Compass Center staff as well as our Community Advisors are available for conversations, making connections, and offering care.

What is spiritual care?


The Center champions the “Meaning and Purpose” and “Mind and Body” dimensions of BUBeWell, Butler’s wellness model.