November 11th, 2015 – Lama Migmar is invited to the Jodidi Lecture

Lama Migmar is invited to to the Jodidi Lecture on “Challenges to Pluralism and Cosmopolitanism Today” by His Highness the Aga Khan on Thursday, November 12th at 4 pm.




November 6th, 2015 – “Bridging the Religious Divide: Transforming Conflict when Emotions and Religion are at Play”

Thursday, November 19, 2015
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Braun Room, Andover Hall
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge




November 6th, 2015 – Y2Y Opening Celebration
First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist Church
3 Church Street (just across from Harvard Yard Johnston Gate)

3:30 pm doors open
4:00 pm celebration
Special Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Warren


October 26th, 2015 – Come join a Sunday brunch and discussion on “Leading Lives of Joy and Purpose”

When?: Sundays, from 1-2 pm
Where?: Currier Dining Hall (Strominger Room)
Requests: Please bring a journal to write.




October 2nd, 2015 – 2Y Opening Celebration
With special guest, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Friday, November 6, 2015
The First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist
3 Church Street, Cambridge
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; Program begins at 4:00 p.m.
Light reception to follow

R.S.V.P. here:


March 23rd, 2015 – “Buddha’s Wisdom of No Karma and No Rebirth”
A Talk by Harvard Buddhist Chaplain Lama Migmar Tseten

Tuesday March 24th, 3-5pm @ 215 Shillman Hall, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115.

Please join Lama Migmar for a talk on “Buddha’s Wisdom of No Karma and Rebirth”, based on his new book, “The Wisdom Gone Beyond: Teachings On the Heart Sutra.”


Wisdom Gone Beyond


March 23rd, 2015 – World Premiere of Elie Wiesel’s First Play,. “The Choice,” to Show at Harvard
Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Sanders Theatre.




March 16th, 2015 – The Conversation Project

Please visit the following website to learn about The Conversation Project.


March 15th, 2015 – This One Time …
A monthly storytelling series focusing on all encounters interfaith on Facebook.


March 14th, 2015 – Harvard Buddhist Chaplaincy Welcomes H.H. the Karmapa and H.H. the Sakya Trizin to Boston 

H.H. the Karmapa – Lecture on March 26, 2015
H.H. the Sakya Trizin – Teachings on April 11 and 12, 2015


March 13th, 2015 – Film: “The Hunting Ground”

This important documentary, which reviewers say should be seen by students, administrators, staff, anyone who works on a college campus, has opened at the Kendall Square Theatre. Harvard is one of the schools covered in the film.


March 13th, 2015 – FORUMS

Speaker: Kenji Yoshino
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law; member, Harvard University Board of Overseers; author, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

This forum is being held in conjunction with a yearlong community conversation on Fulfilling the Promise of Diversity.

Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
Mon., Mar. 30, 2015, 5:30 – 7 p.m.




March 6th, 2015 – Lama Migmar and students celebrating the completion of Guru Padmasambhava life size statue



March 5th, 2015 – Commemorating the Selma-Montgomery 50th Anniversary

Drew Gilpin Faust:
Morning Prayers
Friday, March 6, 8:45 – 9:00 a.m., Appleton Chapel

The Reverend Clark Olsen:
– Faith & Life Forum
Sunday, April 12, 9:30 –10:30 a.m., The Pusey Room
– Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 12, 11:00 a.m., The Memorial Church Sanctuary

William Belden Noble Lecture & Film Series
Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr.

Film Screening of “Freedom Riders”
Sunday, March 29, 7:00 p.m., Boylston Hall, 110 Fong Auditorium

Film Screening of “Freedom Summer”
Sunday, April 12, 7:00 p.m., Boylston Hall, 110 Fong Auditorium

The William Belden Noble Lecture
Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m., The Memorial Church Sanctuary




December 17th, 2014 – The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, will be speaking at Harvard

The Harvard Foundation welcomes you to join us to receive Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General. Ban Ki-moon will be speaking at Harvard, as he receives the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award in honor of Peter J. Gomes.

Tuesday December 2nd at 5 PM in Memorial Church

Ban Ki-moon has been the spearhead of international efforts against human trafficking, climate change, and Ebola, and will be honored for improving international humanitarian efforts, intercultural relations and international peace.

The seats are non-ticketed and are open not just to Harvard but to the wider Boston community, and are allocated on a first come first serve basis.




November 25th, 2014 – Lama Migmar’s advice on “What does it mean to live a ‘successful’ life?”

Lama Migmar was recently interviewed at Harvard Business School on “What does it mean to live a ‘successful’ life?” The following is the quote from the interview. This is available from the following website:

Advice to 25 year old self:

1. Be healthy. Emotionally and mentally you have to become strong. Before you can help others, you have to build emotional strength and inner peace.

2. Be wealthy. Wealth is having the ability to share. Inner wealth and outer wealth are both important. Tibet has lots of inner wealth and America has lots of outer wealth. You need both. Although inner wealth can overpower outer wealth as mind is stronger than body.

–   Inner wealth includes loving-kindness, compassion and wisdom

–   Outer wealth includes access to water, air, earth and energy (fire).

    We can include money when it has purchasing power. Currency in

    itself does not have any intrinsic value – you can’t eat money.

    When my family moved from Tibet to India, the paper money we

    took with us was worthless.

3. Be beneficial to others. This means helping oneself and others. For example, by sharing and loving others. When you love someone, that makes them happy, this in turn will make you happy. Happiness is interdependent.

4. Live to bring purpose in your life. Consume to live and live to do something beneficial for oneself and others. Eat to live, rather than living to eat.

Other thoughts:

1. Loving-kindness is about wishing oneself and others well. Selfless love, like a mother’s love to a child, is when you love someone because you want them to be happy. Selfish love is when you love someone because they make you happy. Selfish love is uncertain.

2. Faith is about putting trust in something you don’t know; it is from the heart and not from the brain. The heart is stronger than the brain.

3. Being “present” requires memory / mindfulness and attention. People that remain in the present are more peaceful. When you think about the past you remember the pain or the pleasure. When you think about the future you dream of something that is not real.

4. Mind – The mind is stronger than the body. When the mind is calm you have less aggression and desire.

Three words for success:

1. Happiness

2. Freedom

3. Beneficial

Lama Migmar

October 18th, 2014 – Remembering Dezung Rinpoche and Gene Smith

Lama Migmar Tseten has kindly offered to share his personal recollections of Dezhung Rinpoche and Gene Smith. This is a unique opportunity to hear, in an informal setting, about two extraordinary people who established the vision that is Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center.

Saturday, Ocotber 18th

Doors open at 6pm. Talk begins promptly at 7pm.

This event is free and open for all to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.




October 17th, 2014 – Harvard Interfaith Meet and Greet

Lama Migmar Tseten will be participating in the upcoming Harvard Interfaith Meet and Greet at October 23rd, 6 pm.

Location: Phillips Brooks House, Harvard Yard.




October 14th, 2014 – Interfaith Prayer Rally

Interfaith Prayer Rally on behalf of Questions 3 and 4

Harvard University – At Memorial Church

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Help raise the consciousness of the electorate in Massachusetts and inspire a YES vote of questions 3 and 4 on November 4th.



February 25th, 2014 – Faith and Legal Work

1st Annual Interfaith Conference:

“Faith and Legal Work”

Harvard Law School

Wasserstein Building, Room: Milstein West A



December 5th, 2013 – Harvard Better Together: Students for Interfaith Action

Harvard University has granted official recognition to a cross-university interfaith organization started by students from Harvard Divinity School, the Kennedy School, and Harvard College. It’s called Harvard Better Together: Students for Interfaith Action. Please “LIKE” the group’s page on Facebook.


November 28th, 2013 – 2014 Multifaith Calendar Now Available

The 2014 “Transcendence” wall calendar explores ways we each experience spirit. It includes information about 14 faith groups and 370 significant religious and cultural occasions.

Excellent education resource for: faith leaders, educators, corporate managers and family home rituals.

To order:




November 18th, 2013

Join the entire Harvard Divinity School community for “Seasons of Light”, an annual service that honors the interplay of holy darkness and light in the world’s religious traditions.




November 13th, 2013

“Community, Interfaith Families, and Interfaith Activism:

A Conversation”

Sunday, November 17

Harvard Hall 102

Talk begins at 1:00pm, free brunch at 12:00

Cosponsored by the Greater Boston Humanists


November 5th, 2013

“The Modernization of Tibetan Medicine”

Sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Friday, November 22, 2013 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Carrie Hall Conference Room – 15 Francis Street, Boston, MA




October 29th, 2013 – 4th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal Packing Project




September 19th, 2013 – “What’s Happening to the Middle Class” Panel Discussion




June 4th, 2013 – Harvard Commencement 2013




June 4th, 2013 – Harvard Commencement 2013

Lama Migmar with Harvard Alumnae President Carl F. Muller at Harvard Commencement 2013.




June 4th, 2013 – Harvard Commencement 2013

Oprah Winfrey’s speech at Harvard Commencement 2013.




April 30th, 2013

2013 Edward L. Mark Lecture

by Stephanie Paulsell

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church




April 29th, 2013



including the Humanist, secular and nontheistic communities.


April 29th, 2013

Senior Talks

in Appleton Chapel, The Memorial Church

All Senior Talks will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Following each Senior Talk, free coffee and snacks will be available at MemCafé from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the Porch facing across from Widener Library.




April 24th, 2013

Celebrate Vesak (Buddha Day)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

See below for celebration details.



April 23rd, 2013

“Meet the Mormons”

A Panel Discussion at 6 p.m. tonight

in Harvard Hall 201.




April 2nd, 2013 – Harvard Chaplains’ Silent Vigil for Peace

Thursday, April 4, 2013

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

At the base of the stairs at the west entrance to Memorial Church.




April 2nd, 2013 – Long Island, NY March 2013 Retreat



March 27th, 2013 – Harvard Interfaith Mural Project: An Invitation




March 19th, 2013 – New Harvard Video Project: “Harvard Speaks Up”

Created by the Student Mental Health Liaisons, under the supervision of UHS.

Inspired by the “It Gets Better” video, members of the Harvard community are uploading videos of themselves urging students to “Speak up; You’re not alone!”


March 5th, 2013 – Palm Beach, Florida


Lama Migmar at Mar-A-Lago workshop.


Meeting Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the author of “The way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey through the Material and Mystical Worlds.”



February 25th, 2013 

As religious leaders we endeavor to witness to faith that is real and active in the world. We honor the labor of the 4,600 workers of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers in University libraries, offices, clinics, museums, and laboratories. We call upon University leaders to heed lovingly the voices of the women and men who are their sisters and brothers; to participate creatively in the unraveling of a healthcare puzzle; and to act justly in the sharing of University abundance with wages that reward service.

The Harvard Buddhist Chaplaincy is in solidarity with the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.




January 29th, 2013 – Interfaith Awareness Week @ Harvard: February 4-9, 2013

All events are free and open to the entire community.

Monday, February 4

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Reception to follow

“Soundtrack for a Revolution: A Documentary”

Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Sponsored by The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, the Harvard Chaplains, Harvard Memorial Church, and the Kuumba Singers.

Tuesday, February 5

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

“Open Meditation”

Sakya Center, 59 Church Street, #3

Sponsored by the Harvard Buddhist Chaplaincy.

Tuesday, February 5

5:15 – 7:00 p.m., Reception to follow

“My Neighbor’s Faith: A Critical Conversation”

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School,

45 Francis Avenue

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions and The Pluralism Project.

Wednesday, February 6

7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Q&A to follow

“Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A Conversation with Al Gore”

The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

The Paul R. Epstein Memorial Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health.

Thursday, February 7

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.


TBA on Harvard’s campus

Sponsored by the Harvard College Interfaith Council.

Friday, February 8

5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Reception to follow

“Remembering Swami Vivekananda at 150: Interfaith Then & Now”

Room 113, Sever Hall, Harvard Yard

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions, Dharma: Harvard’s Hindu Student Association, and the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society.

Saturday, February 9

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

“Cards & Scarves: A Service Fair”

The Back Court, George Sherman Union, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Sponsored by the Boston University Interfaith Council and Values in Action at the Humanist Community at Harvard.


January 17th, 2013 


Please note the following three upcoming events:

Annual MLK Breakfast in Boston

Keynote Address by Professor Jonathan L. Walton

Monday, January 21, 2013

For information and to attend:

Annual Celebration of the Life and Message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featuring a film screening: “Soundtrack for a Revolution”

Monday, February 4, 2013

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Harvard Chaplains’ Annual Retreat

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beren Hall, 2nd Floor, Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge


January 11th, 2013 

“The Yogis of Tibet”

Film Screen and Q & A with Lama Migmar Tseten

Saturday, January 12, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.


Mountainview Room, Lower Level




January 5th, 2013 – Four Foundation of Mindfulness Retreat at Cape Cod 





December 20th, 2012

Gov. Deval Patrick has asked that all of us join in a nationwide moment of silence on Friday at 9:30 a.m. – exactly one week after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School – as called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.




December 16th, 2012

Lama Migmar Tseten’s new book, “The Play of Mahamudra: Spontaneous Teachings on Virupa’s Mystical Songs,” is a discourse on Virupa’s mystical songs. Virupa was one of the eighty-four mahasiddhas, or great accomplished masters. Follow the link below for other publications:



November 30th, 2012 – Origins of Mindfulness Practice

“Origins of Mindful Practice”

Lama Migmar Tseten

The CUNY Mindfulness Lecture Series

December 13, 2012

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

The Graduate Center


365 Fifth Avenue, Science Center 4102

New York, NY 10016

(212) 817-7000


November 30th, 2012 – The Ethical Foundations of Buddhism

Lecture by Lama Migmar Tseten: The Ethical Foundations of Buddhism, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Friday, November 30

1:35 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.


October 10th, 2012 – The Dalai Lama Chair


Banner About Us


October 10th, 2012 – Religion and the Election: Does It Matter?

“Religion and the Election: Does It Matter?”

Wednesday, October 10 from 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. in Common Room, Center for the Study of World Religions

Panel discussion with J. Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard Kennedy School; Ruth Langer, Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Director Center for Christian Jewish Learning at Boston College; Max Perry Mueller, associate editor of the online news journal Religion & Politics and current PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard; and Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, and Professor of Religion and Society at HDS. The panel will be moderated by Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity at HDS.


October 5th, 2012

Local and On-Campus Meditation Resources:


October 1st, 2012 – Love Free or Die


A film screening

Thursday, October 4

7:00 p.m.




September 26th, 2012

Mondays at the Sakya Center with Lama Migmar

59 Church Street, #3

Cambridge, MA




September 14th, 2012 – Offering candle to Guru Padmasambhava, Germany

June 1st, 2012 – Lama Migmar at the 2012 Harvard commencement


April 4th, 2012 – Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program Hosting Its Fourth Annual Conference

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is hosting its Fourth Annual Conference on April 7 & 8, 2012, entitled “Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African-American Communities.” Speakers will explore and highlight the varied experiences of African American Muslims in the United States. The conference will not only showcase research on African American Muslims by leading academics, but will also feature contemporary artists and community activists who speak directly to the subject through their work.

Panels include talks on African-American converts to Shia Islam (minorities within minorities), the role of Hip Hop and “Muslim Cool,” Leadership and Community Activism and relationship between/among African-American Muslims and African Muslim immigrants. There is also a short film, Mustafa Davis’ The Wayward Son.

The conference is sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University, an interfaculty and interdisciplinary initiative seeking to improve understanding about Islam and Muslim communities in diverse national and transnational contexts, the W.E.B. Dubois Institute at Harvard, the Department of African-American Studies, and the Committee on the Study of Religion.

The conference website is:


April 4th, 2012 

Op-Ed Piece in “The Harvard Crimson”

“Reflecting on Sex Week” By SAMANTHA A. MEIER


April 4th, 2012 – Harvard Chaplains’ Silent Vigil for Peace

Participate in the second Silent Peace Vigil organized by the Harvard Chaplains

Date: April 11, 2012

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (You may arrive and depart at any time, and stay as long as you wish, but you must not engage in conversation during the vigil with anyone.)

Location: Memorial Church steps (west entrance)


February 23rd, 2012 – Spiritual Landscapes: A Life in Film

“Spiritual Landscapes: A Life in Film”

William Belden Noble Lectures in the Memorial Church

Lecturer: Helen Whitney

Monday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 29, 7:00 p.m.




February 23rd, 2012 – Faith and Economic Justice: A Jewish-Christian Exploration

“Faith and Economic Justice: A Jewish-Christian Exploration”

(A lecture series at The Memorial Church)

* Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 p.m. – by Richard Parker, Harvard Kennedy School

* Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. – by Jurge Nancy Gertner, Harvard Law School

* Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. – by Benjamin Friedman, Department of Economics, Harvard University

NOTE: All lectures are free and open to the public.


February 13th, 2012 

The Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education

Theme: “Mosaics in Motion: Spiritual Leadership in a Multifaith World”

June 25-29, 2012, in New Haven, CT

For more Information:


February 2nd, 2012 – Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week

February 6 – 11, 2012

Join us! All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 6

Harvard University Annual Celebration of the Life and Message of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard

Tuesday, February 7

“Contours of Common Ground”

5:15 – 7:00 p.m., reception to follow

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School

45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge

Thursday, February 9

Interfaith Arts Festival: A night of vibrant art, music, poetry, dance, and film

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

Friday, February 10

“Divided We Fall” Lunchtime Film Discussion

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

The Pluralism Project, 2 Arrow Street (4th Floor), Cambridge

Saturday, February 11


6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences Building, 725 Commonwealth Avenue (Room B12)


January 31st, 2012 – Classes at Sakya Center 


January 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28

Noble Path of the Buddha: Four noble truths, eightfold noble path & seven noble wealth.

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


February 2, 9, 16, 23

Study and Practice of the Heart Sutra to remove the year-end obstacles and start an auspicious lunar New Year.

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies

59 Church Street, Unit 3, Cambridge, MA 02138


January 31st, 2012  

Harvard Law School Mindfulness Society Bi-Weekly Sits

Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Law School Campus, Langdell 352

For more information or visit:


January 26th, 2012  

Harvard University Annual Celebration of the Life and Message of

the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 6

The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard, 7:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Rami Nashashibi, Executive Director

Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Chicago, Illinois

“MLK and Spiritual Agitation:

An American Muslim Reflection”




January 21st, 2012  




November 22nd, 2011  

Sing You Home: An Intimate Conversation and Concert with Jodi Picoult and John Grant

A Humanistic Holiday Celebration of Love, Equality, and Justice

World AIDS Day, Thursday, December 1, 8:00pm

Harvard Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard

Tickets are be available at the Harvard Box Office


November 10th, 2011  

Two Events at Harvard University

Monday, November 14:

1. The film screening and discussion of “Education on Fire” at the Graduate School of Education, 14 Appian Way, Larsen Hall G08 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2. The annual Paul Tillich Lecture in The Memorial Church Sanctuary with Lecturer Russell Re Manning at 5:30 p.m., “The Religious Meaning of Culture: Paul Tillich and Beyond.”


November 8th, 2011  

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is hosting the screening of the 30-minute documentary, Education Under Fire, followed by conversation with the filmmakers, and actor/human rights activist Rainn Wilson. This event is co-sponsored by six of our Harvard Chaplaincies and the Harvard College Interfaith Student Council.

“Education Under Fire” Screening and Discussion

When: November 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Where: Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way, Harvard Graduate School of Education


September 26th, 2011  

South Asia Initiative Annual Mahindra Lecture

Dr. A.P.A. Abdul Kalam, The 11th President Of India: “Empowering 3 Billion”

September 27th, 5:00 p.m.

The Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Popularly known as the “People’s President” during his term in office from 2002-2007, former President Dr. Kalam is now the Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. Prior to his election to office he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor. This year he initiated the “What Can I Give Movement,” a campaign to inspire environmental and social consciousness amongst Indian citizens and youth. For more information on the campaign:

The Harish C. Mahindra Lecture is given in honor of the late Harish C. Mahindra, a distinguished alumnus of Harvard College and a visionary leader of business and industry in India.


June 1st, 2011  

Save the Date

Harvard’s 375th Anniversary Celebration

Tercentenary Theatre

October 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.




May 10th, 2011 –  Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight


April 27th, 2011  

Harvard University Choir and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra to perform Handel’s Messiah – part of Harvard’s Arts First celebrations

Handel directed an annual performance of Messiah for London’s Foundling Hospital at Eastertide, it seems fitting to present the work during the octave of Easter. The concert is given in memory of The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes. Free and open to the public.


April 27th, 2011  

Harvard University Choir and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra to perform Handel’s Messiah – part of Harvard’s Arts First celebrations

Handel directed an annual performance of Messiah for London’s Foundling Hospital at Eastertide, it seems fitting to present the work during the octave of Easter. The concert is given in memory of The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes. Free and open to the public.


April 26th, 2011  

An Evening Celebration of Father Bill Murphy

as he concludes his assignment as Undergraduate Chaplain.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, inside Harvard Yard

Tickets: $50 per person




April 24th, 2011  

April 30, 2009 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks at Harvard.



April 19th, 2011  

The Harvard Chaplains Silent Vigil for Peace is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th, between the hours of 1:30 and 8:00 p.m. We will sit silently in a circle in the “Delta” area in front of the Science Center.


April 14th, 2011  

Harvard’s Dining Services is considering a switch to using only cage-free eggs. Please sign the petition to support a switch to cage-free eggs.


April 12th, 2011  

Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations requests you nominate a peer to receive Harvard Foundation Award which honors undergraduates for contributions to intercultural & race relations on campus.

Nominations due April 25

E-mail recommendations:


– “Harvard Foundation Award Nominations” in subject

– Note why nominee should be considered

– Nominee’s full name, year & house


April 12th, 2011  

The Resource Efficiency Program, The Interfaith Council & Lowell HoCo present “RENEWAL.” Introduction by Diana Eck, Lowell House Master and Professor of Comparative Religion.

Thursday, April 14, 8pm in Lowell Courtyard

This unique documentary, about the intersection of religion and environmentalism, consists of eight, 10 minute vignettes

Join us for one vignette or the whole documentary. Refreshments provided.


April 9th, 2011  

Harvard Magazine has the complete texts for each of the 3 addresses at the April 6 memorial service for The Reverend Peter John Gomes. The addresses were by:

– Derek Bok

– Drew Faust

– Deval Patrick

For the texts, see the attached link.


April 5th, 2011  

Here is a link to watch the memorial service for The Reverend Peter John Gomes

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.


April 5th, 2011  

A Service Celebrating the Life and Ministry of the Reverend Peter John Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister (1974–2011)

at The Memorial Church

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.


April 3rd, 2011  

The Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) is pleased to announce its Second Annual Conference and Essay Competition in the nation’s capital from July 29-31, 2011. For more information, see link.


March 31st, 2011  

Please join us for meditation and discussion every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sakya Center, 59 Church Street, Unit 3 in Harvard Square.


March 22nd, 2011  

The White House Challenge for Interfaith work on campus.

Anyone who is interested in working on a plan for the Harvard Chaplains to submit a proposal before the April 22nd deadline should be in touch with Don Larsen:

Read more:


March 8th, 2011  

Memorial Service for Professor Gomes – Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11 a.m.

President Faust and Governor Patrick have asked to speak at the service.


March 4th, 2011  

A Vigil in Memory of The Reverand Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister.

Thursday, March 3

Morning Prayers: 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Appleton Chapel

Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Memorial Church Sanctuary

Compline: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Memorial Church Sanctuary


March 3rd, 2011  

“Why Tolerance Is Not Enough: Myths about Pluralism”

A Dialogue between Prof. Diana Eck & Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra

Friday, March 4 @ 8pm

Science Center C

For more details:


February 23rd, 2011  

Don Larsen is giving the 5-minute talk at Morning Prayer, Appleton Chapel, Friday, Feb. 25. Call to prayer begins 8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer at 8:45 a.m. & lasts 15 minutes. Members of Harvard U. Choir sing at Morning Prayers, which are held Mon. – Sat. during Term. Please consider going to support Don and become familiar with the old tradition at Harvard.


February 15th, 2011  

“Mapping the Human Genome Project: 10 Years After”

A panel discussion on the Genome Project. Tuesday, February 22, at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. Free and open to all members of the Harvard community.




February 7th, 2011  

Harvard Interfaith Awareness Week – Feb. 7-11, 2011


November 16th, 2010  – Wandering Mind Not a Happy Mind


October 18th, 2010  

Please join us for meditation and discussion every Monday from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Sakya Center, 59 Church Street, Unit 3 in Harvard Square.


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