Chaplaincy Programs

Christian Services

Chapel Services on Tuesdays at 5:30 in Bard Chapel - All are invited to be part of our service of prayer and Holy Communion as we gather for intellectual discussions about theology, the Bible, and current events.   We welcome All --Christians, Non-Christian, Spiritual but not Religious, Agnostics, Believers, Doubters, Seekers, Those who have questions about faith and religion, Those struggling to understand where God is in our challenging world, Anyone wanting to use their faith to change and act in the world!

Cooking and Baking for Shabbat

Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Life -  Students meet  to bake challah and prepare Shabbat dinner for our Friday evening community gathering. Although these evenings serve a practical purpose (preparing food for Shabbat) they are also a wonderful opportunity for students to chat, relax, and engage with one another with the openness and closeness that seem so natural in kitchens. All are welcome, and no culinary know-how is necessary!


Friday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm at the Center for Spiritual Life - We gather for a brief Shabbat worship service and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner. All Bardians are welcome to join us for any part of the evening.

Jummah Prayers

Fridays at 12:00 pm pick-up to go to the Kingston Mosque for Jummah Prayers - The Muslim Student Organization (MSO) is offering transportation for anyone who would like to go to the mosque on Fridays for Jummah Prayers.  Please contact Khadija Ghanizada at [email protected] or Ahmad Shoaib Jalil at [email protected] for more details.

Buddhist Meditation Group

Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Life - All are welcome to participate in a Guided Meditation on Mondays (with Sangha gathering with herbal tea and popcorn) and a Silent Meditation on Thursdays (Sangha gathering with herbal tea and a simple bowl of rice). Everybody welcome, newcomers, seasoned meditators and practitioners from various Buddhist countries. "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" - with each conscious breath we are cultivating our appreciation, interconnection, and compassion.

Contacting the Chaplaincy

For more information contact:
Bard College Chaplaincy
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 203-858-8800
E-mail: [email protected]
The Chaplaincy Offices are located in Albee Basement