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NYCC Dedicates Space for Meditation, Prayer and Reflection

September 19, 2018 New York Chiropractic College

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) has unveiled its new meditation, prayer, and quiet reflection room, an on-campus space designed to be inclusive of all (and no) faith traditions. The new space was decorated by Carol Faivre, Interim Director of Student Life, and dedicated by Interfaith Chaplain Dr. Allison Stokes.

The dedication ceremony included remarks by Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Anne Killen, who described the space as "part of the self-care that's necessary for all of us as we go out and serve others." Dr. Stokes likened the meditation room to the learning experience at the College, in which many disciplines come together in a harmonious whole. She added that at NYCC, "We are very aware of the mind, body, and now spirit." 

Just outside the room, a poster of the Golden Rule as it is expressed in 13 different religions emphasized the unity at the heart of the space. Decorated in oceanic blue, with comfortable furniture, focused lighting, a white noise machine, and spiritual artwork, the meditation room promises to be a place where individuals at NYCC can go to recharge their spirits and soak in tranquility. 

Located in Academic Building 3, room 211, the meditation room will be open 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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