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About Us and Our Values:

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and MIT works with atheists, agnostics, and allies at Harvard, MIT, and beyond: to create an inclusive new model for how humanists celebrate life, promote reason and compassion, and better the world for all.

Our organization was founded as the first-ever “humanist chaplaincy” to serve nonreligious students at a college or university. In addition to providing humanist philosophical guidance and counseling for over 40 years, we sponsor and advise humanist, secular, and interfaith groups at Harvard and MIT, and offer weekly secular mindfulness meditations.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment, aspiring to humanity's greater good -- it is, in short, good without god.

Check out our website: humanisthub.org.

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Feeling Tone Meditation

Cabot Science Library

Join us for a secular mindfulness meditation. We will start this meditation by focusing on the breath, and then shift to noticing our thoughts. We will label our thoughts as either positive, negative, or neutral. This is a good practice that can help us throughout the week, so we can notice when we are dwelling excessively on negative thoughts (which is so easy to do given what's in the news!) No previous experience with meditation is necessary. If you have any questions, email [masked]. ---------- The meditation is in the basement of the library at Harvard's Science Center. Enter the building from the main plaza where the food trucks are located. Walk into the Clover Cafe, look to your right and you will see the entrance to the library. Just tell the security guard you are going to the meditation. Once in the library, take the stairs to the basement turn left, and keep walking to to the glass-enclosed room at the end. ------------ Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation: Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy (http://www.newworldlibrary.com/BooksProducts/ProductDetails/tabid/64/SKU/83697/Default.aspx). We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207307035531/). Email Rick Heller at [masked] for more information.

Secular Mindfulness Meditation

Cabot Science Library

Join us for a secular mindfulness meditation. No previous experience with meditation is necessary. If you have any questions, email [masked]. ---------- The meditation is in the basement of the library at Harvard's Science Center. Enter the building from the main plaza where the food trucks are located. Walk into the Clover Cafe, look to your right and you will see the entrance to the library. Just tell the security guard you are going to the meditation. Once in the library, take the stairs to the basement turn left, and keep walking to to the glass-enclosed room at the end. ------------ Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation: Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy (http://www.newworldlibrary.com/BooksProducts/ProductDetails/tabid/64/SKU/83697/Default.aspx). We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207307035531/). Email Rick Heller at [masked] for more information.

Secular Mindfulness Meditation

Cabot Science Library

Join us for a secular mindfulness meditation. No previous experience with meditation is necessary. If you have any questions, email [masked]. ---------- The meditation is in the basement of the library at Harvard's Science Center. Enter the building from the main plaza where the food trucks are located. Walk into the Clover Cafe, look to your right and you will see the entrance to the library. Just tell the security guard you are going to the meditation. Once in the library, take the stairs to the basement turn left, and keep walking to to the glass-enclosed room at the end. ------------ Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation: Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy (http://www.newworldlibrary.com/BooksProducts/ProductDetails/tabid/64/SKU/83697/Default.aspx). We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207307035531/). Email Rick Heller at [masked] for more information.

Secular Mindfulness Meditation

Cabot Science Library

Join us for a secular mindfulness meditation. No previous experience with meditation is necessary. If you have any questions, email [masked]. ---------- The meditation is in the basement of the library at Harvard's Science Center. Enter the building from the main plaza where the food trucks are located. Walk into the Clover Cafe, look to your right and you will see the entrance to the library. Just tell the security guard you are going to the meditation. Once in the library, take the stairs to the basement turn left, and keep walking to to the glass-enclosed room at the end. ------------ Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation: Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy (http://www.newworldlibrary.com/BooksProducts/ProductDetails/tabid/64/SKU/83697/Default.aspx). We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207307035531/). Email Rick Heller at [masked] for more information.

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Secular Mindfulness Meditation

Cabot Science Library

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