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In difficult days filled with anxiety and uncertainty, spiritual care is essential to our individual and collective well-being. We offer these resources as a starting point. Here may you find inspiration, kindle hope, and make connections. The Office for Religious Life (ORL) invites you to explore these resources for spiritual care. Read daily blog posts from students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Listen to a variety podcasts and videos. Connect to our Stanford community through virtual gatherings.

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Wisdom for the Way

July 10, 2020

Last week I went to the dentist. I didn’t want to, but felt I couldn’t wait any longer. Under normal circumstances a trip to the dentist is not my favorite activity, but in the middle of a pandemic it’s exponentially more uncomfortable: exam rooms fitted with plastic zippered enclosures, staff decked out in full PPE while working in my unmasked mouth.

I felt like I was again an awkward...Read more

July 8, 2020

“On Breathing”
By Alicia Jo Rabins

I’m OK during the day, but at night I get scared,
Which makes it hard to breathe, which is a symptom
Of the pandemic, which is what scares me.
Well played, anxiety, my old friend. You’ve always
Warned me something like this might happen.
You’re a gift from my ancestors who survived plagues,
And worse....Read more

July 6, 2020

Today the global community gathers to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 85th birthday. While people all around the world will gather virtually on Zoom, Eventbrite, YouTube, and Facebook Live to offer greetings and well wishes, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has asked only for a simple gift from...Read more