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Penn State Opens New Meditation Room In Boucke Building

A new meditation room is now open on Penn State’s campus.

The Boucke Building is now home to the newest meditation room on campus, the university announced on Thursday. Boucke is one of several buildings on campus to have a meditation room, joining the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Eisenhower Chapel, Katz Law Building, and select residence halls.

Room 325H in Boucke provides students with a quiet location with pillows and other comfortable furniture between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the building’s operating hours.

“Students are so busy during the time that they’re on campus,” Bob Smith, director of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development, said. “The HUB-Robeson Center, of course, is a big place for people to get together, whether it’s for studying or eating. Being in close proximity to the HUB, this new meditation room provides an easy way for students to engage in prayer and meditation.”

In addition to pillows and other furniture, the room provides readings that are common within “various religions.” Smith said some students have already used the room, as it can used to relieve stress and is a way for the university to show its support to its students.

“One of the big things that I think students need more than ever at this point is a release — something that is relaxing, something that helps them, something that is mindful,” Smith said. “I believe that meditation can help your physical health, because it helps your mental health.”

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