The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to join Wheaton’s Scholar in Residence, Dr. Wangchuk Rinzin, in Buddhist meditation instruction and practice. Dr. Rinzin is a Bhutanese scholar and former Buddhist monk who is teaching this year in the departments of Religion and English. RSL is excited to help share his considerable knowledge and experience with the winder Wheaton community.

Please join us Wednesday December 1st at 4:30 p.m. in The Base meeting room for this special meditation workshop.

If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, please contact

The Counseling Center is once again excited to sponsor Spring Into Wellness the week of March 8-12, 2021. Spring Into Wellness is a week full of co-sponsored (virtual and in-person) events surrounding your physical, mental, and emotional health. This week culminates with a campus-wide scavenger hunt.

A remote scavenger hunt is also available for students who are remote, live off-campus, or in quarantine/ isolation: Follow WheatonMA.Counseling on Instagram for the remote scavenger hunt details!

Sign up, find links and descriptions on Engage!

Schedule of Events

Vote for your favorite window! Voting begins 3/8 until 11 am on 3/12.

Monday 3/8

12:00 pm: Virtual H.I.I.T with Rebecca hosted by Wheaton Rec (Virtual)
3:00 pm: Jamboard affirmations hosted by Reslife and the Counseling Center (Virtual)
5:30 pm: Meditation with Caleigh hosted by The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (Virtual)
6:30 pm: Hybrid Yoga with Dory hosted by Wheaton Rec (In-Person Location: Chapel Base)
7:15 pm: Trybe Dance Workshop hosted by Trybe (Virtual)

Tuesday 3/9

8:30 am: Meditation with Caleigh hosted by The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (Virtual)
11:30 am: Thrive Group: Using art for self-care hosted by The Counseling Center Interns (Virtual)
5:30 pm: Game Night with Active Minds and President Hanno (Virtual)

Wednesday 3/10

10:00 am: Wheaton Community Relaxation Practice with Filene Center, Counseling Center, and Religious and Spiritual life (Virtual)
1:00 pm: Paint Around the World hosted by Global Education (In Person: Take and go Location: Global Ed building)
1:00 pm: Sexual Citizens Book Talk hosted by SMART (Virtual)
2:00 pm: Visiting Artist Program with Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa sponsored by the Master Class in the Visual Arts Fund, given by a Wheaton alumna within the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program (Virtual)
7:00 pm: Pathways of Light: Mental health awareness event hosted by BGWEEKS QUAD (In-Person: Beard Hall Green)
7:30 pm: Disability and Mental Health Kahoot hosted by SGA Accessibility board (Virtual)

Thursday 3/11

ALL DAY LONG: Recreation Day Hosted by Wheaton Rec (Hybrid)
8:00 am: Hybrid Yoga with Dory hosted by Wheaton Rec ( In-person Location: Dance Studio)
1:00 pm: Paint Around the World hosted by Global Education (In Person: Take and go Location: Global Ed building)
8:00 pm: Prohibition Escape Room with BAC (Virtual)

Friday 3/12

12:30-2:30 pm: Campus Scavenger hunt & Remote scavenger option (for remote/off-campus students) on Instagram. Organized by the Counseling Center. “First come first serve” (Location destinations across campus)
12:00 to 1:30: Dimple dining- Street Food Swipe Grilled Cheese “Truck” hosted by Dining Services (In-person: The dimple)
4:00 pm: Window Decorating Contest winner announcement on IG

Download the Spring into Wellness Week Flyer (pdf)

Brought to you by The Counseling Center in collaboration with Wellness @ Wheaton, student groups, and departments.

Tanya Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University, the author of When God Talks Back, and co-editor and contributor to Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia across Cultures. She has done

ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra and the South Bay. She has also done fieldwork with evangelical Christians who seek to hear God speak back, with Zoroastrians who set out to create a more mystical faith, and with people who practice magic. She uses a combination of ethnographic and experimental methods to understand the phenomenology of unusual sensory experiences, the way ideas about minds and persons shape them, and what we can learn from this social shaping that can help us to help those whose voices are distressing.