Religious and Spiritual Opportunities on Campus

There are several opportunities each week for worship, religious observance, or other spiritual practices on-campus while school is in session during the fall and spring semesters.

Numen Lumen: A Thursday Inspiration

Thursdays, 9:50-10:20 a.m. – Numen Lumen, Sacred Space (Numen Lumen Pavilion or NLP)
Numen Lumen is a time and space to take a break from the busyness of the week and refresh the spirit. It is not a “worship service,” but a time of reflection with musical or artistic performance provided by students, faculty, staff, or special guests. Refreshments are served following Numen Lumen. This year’s theme is: “Bridging to Hope”

Meditation and Yoga

These spiritual opportunities attract students from diverse traditions (religious and non-religious).

Mondays, 7:30 p.m. – Elon Yoga Club, Sacred Space (NLP)
Yoga Club is for students from all backgrounds and skill levels who are interested in doing Yoga together as a spiritual practice (multifaith, religious and non-religious welcome). Contact student leader Gigi Woodall. More info about Yoga at Elon and in the local community

Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. – Meditation with Iron Tree Blooming, McBride Gathering Space (NLP)
Learn and practice meditation in community with others. No experience necessary. The group is associated with Rinzai Zen, a tradition-based and not a faith-based practice. Contact student leader Lauren Siedlecki.

Mindfulness Workshops and Retreats – Mindful Elon
The Truitt Center is partnering with Health and Wellness and Counseling to offer periodic Mindfulness Workshops and Retreats that teach skills to help manage stress, to build compassion for self and others, and to promote more Mindful living and well-being. Contact Joel Harter for more information.


Sand Mandala – October 23-25 in Sacred Space (NLP)
Watch Geshe Sangpo, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, construct a sand mandala for peace and healing. Opening Ceremony on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and Closing Ceremony on Friday at 3:00 p.m.


Fridays, 12:10 p.m. in Numen Lumen Pavilion – CCM Catholic Mass
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. in Numen Lumen Pavilion and 5:00p.m. in Elon Community Church – CCM Catholic Mass 

Sundays, 4:30 p.m. – LEAF Christian Worship and Dinner in Numen Lumen Pavilion

For more Christian worship events on campus, see Christian Life at Elon, or contact Associate Chaplains Joel Harter or Father Peter. More info on Open and Affirming Worship at Elon and in the local community.


Fridays – Kabbalat Shabbat Service
See Hillel Website for location and time. Hillel also celebrates major holidays throughout the year. Contact Rabbi Sandra Lawson or Jennifer Hill.


For Muslim prayers and events, visit Muslim Life at Elon and contact Muslim Coordinator Shane Atkinson.