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Spiritual and Religious Life Upcoming Events

  • SJW- THE GARDEN JUSTICE LEAGUE Interfaith Service Day

    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    1:00 PM-5:30 PM

    Drexel University

    • Everyone

    Join Hillel, MSA and others for an afternoon of service! We'll learn about the community gardening movement in Philadelphia, why it is important, and then work with the Public Interest Law Center and Repair the World to survey garden plots around the city to gather essential data to help grow the urban gardening movement and ensure the future of a healthier Philadelphia. KOSHER/HALAL DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT:

    1:03 - Dhur Prayers
    1:15 - Welcome and Pre-Service Training
    2:30 - Depart for Service
    5:00 - Return from Service (Assur prayers upon return)
    5:20pm - Dinner and Closing Reflection

    This event is a partnership with Repair the World: Philadelphia and the Public Interest Law Center

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  • #DUJustice

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Dragon Statue, 33rd and Market streets

    • Everyone

    Join the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement as we all answer the question “how does drexel do justice?” Take a picture, tweet or post your response on Facebook to join the us as a community in exploring how we advocate and help create a more equitable and inclusive society.

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  • Meditation, Dinner and Discussion with Devamrita Swami

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    MacAlister Hall Sky View Room, 6th Floor

    • Everyone

    Join us for an exciting discussion with our expert speaker, travelling monk Devamrita Swami, as well as a mouth-watering vegan feast and an electric kirtan! Devamrita Swami is a monk for over 40 years, a Yale graduate and author of several books. He looks forward to sharing his wisdom and insight with students and anyone looking to learn and access higher knowledge. His cutting edge presentations capture a variety of current pressing themes, from student life, mental stress, ecological sustainability, yoga and meditation, karma, desire management and spiritual economics with students and anyone.

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    About the topic: It is easily observable that love, in every person’s life, is a necessity. People are happiest when in the midst of loving, kind, reciprocating company. Though society puts independence on the pedestal, there is a deeper force that drives us to long to be dependent upon and depended upon by someone else in a loving, trusting manner. Knowing connection to be an unfulfilled essentiality, constantly deferred and delayed due to busy schedules or mental/emotional/physical mishaps, we develop a deep sense of insecurity, thinking “Does he even miss me?” or “Why hasn’t she called?” or “Do they even love me?” We are hungry for wholesomeness, and yearn to be in a perfect relationship, but barely know what that means and where that stems from. Where can we confidently plant our sacred seeds of love and trust? How can they healthily grow? How can we gain a firm conviction in true love and drop our weakening inhibitions towards it?

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  • Drexel Meditation Group for Professional Staff, Faculty, and Students

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    12:30 PM-1:00 PM

    Intercultural Center (3225 Arch Street) in the Hon. Ida K Chen room

    • International Students
    • LGBTQA
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff

    The Drexel Meditation group offers an opportunity for professional staff, faculty, and students to reduce stress and grow in mindfulness and compassion together.

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