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CONTACT INFORMATION


CHAPTER PRESIDENT: VEN. MYONG-AHN

MYONGAHN@RUTGERS.EDU


HEAD OFFICE

908 377-9803

Our Chapter’s Pledge of Service is:

“Mental health education and meditation research.”

A Pledge of Service is a specific way in which the Chapter will contribute to it’s local community, society and the world at large.

Beach meditation trip

Meditation and Depression Research

Prof. Shors receives Class Facilitator Certificate


The Rutgers Chapter is currently devoted to running a meditation research study. The study is a collaborative work between the Fellowship and many departments of the University. The study aims to measure the effects of meditation on individuals suffering from depression.


We are available for workshops lecture and training. For more information about RUBuddhist Rutgers University Campus Chaplaincy contact Soshimsa Fellowship at:

info@soshimsafellowship.org  or 908 377-9803


We are available for group workshops, presentations, lectures as well as the following religious services:


Birthdays

Weddings

Funeral Services

Memorial Services

Hospital / Bedside Services

House Blessing

New Business

Newborn Baby


For a list of programs we have done in the past CLICK HERE.

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FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE SEP 8 - DEC 8, 2016

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

RUBuddhist.org is the official website of the Soshimsa Fellowship (Rutgers Chapter), a Rutgers University Campus Chaplaincy. It’s a lay movement with an emphasis on the dynamic practicality of Zen philosophy in daily life. Encouraging  members to draw from the innate source of wisdom, compassion and courage, we strive to empower each individual to overcome life’s challenges and lead happy and fulfilling lives.


The mission of the Soshimsa Fellowship is to organize lay practitioners and make wisdom and compassion accessible to local communities and universities through meditation classes, sutra study and community service programs.

Hiking trip

VENERABLE MYONG-AHN (Myong-Ahn Sunim) began his practice in the meditative arts during the years of his Martial Arts training. He relinquished his university studies and embarked on a journey of self-inquiry that took him first into the bare walls of a Zen monastery in the Catskill Mountains, then to a Zen meditation training center on Mt. Halla overlooking the Cheju Island of Korea.  With his thirst for learning still unquenched, Ven. Myong-Ahn returned to the US and undertook apprenticeship under Zen Master Il-Cho. Today he is the Abbot of Soshimsa Zen Center. Ven. Myong-Ahn skillfully merges the time-tested ancient techniques and philosophies with the modern way of thinking, yet still honoring the tradition and leaving the core of the teachings unspoiled.  Through his respect for tradition and passion for the avant-garde he makes the esoteric easily accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

Charter # 0001

Established: Sep 7, 2010

Chapter President: Ven. Myong-Ahn

CALENDAR

WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES

College Ave. Student Center

Rm 411B

(See calendar for details)


MEDITATION SESSIONS

If you need a place to meditate Rutgers University has 3 public Interfaith Meditation Rooms available for quiet meditation:


COLLEGE AVENUE STUDENT CENTER 

Interfaith Meditation Room    RM 103


DOUGLASS STUDENT CENTER 

Interfaith Meditation Room    RM 108 E


BUSH CAMPUS STUDENT CENTER 

Interfaith Meditation Room     RM 174 B