Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ruth Ozeki: An Introduction to Buddhism Resources

We were so honored to have Ruth Ozeki with us on Friday, October 16th for a guided meditation followed by an interactive discussion about meditation and Buddhism.

Ruth is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist Priest who wrote "A Tale for the Time Being", which was our campus-wide first-year read.

Here are some resources if you are interested in learning more about Buddhism or Meditation:

Headspace App
Free Trial which gives you access to 10 ten minute meditation exercises

Spiritual Reflection Room
Located in Bay Path's Hatch Library and opened all times the library is open.
This is a reserved space on campus for spiritual reflection, prayer, and other exercises which require a private and quiet space.

Guided Mindfulness and Meditation Practice
Tuesdays from 4:30 -5:00 p.m. located in the Spiritual Reflection Room
Join us in this weekly drop in meditation practice that is guided by our meditation professor, Leslie Smith Frank.

Try a Sample Guided Meditation 
by Bay Path Professor, Leslie Smith Frank

Meditation - 1 credit PHY course
Consider fulfilling your required 1 credit PHY course by enrolling in Meditation.  Offered every semester, this course will give you great exposure to mindfulness and meditation.

Everyday Zen Foundation
Check out this website (which Ruth Ozeki is associated with) for some great resources and additional information about the Zen attitude.  The Everyday Zen Foundation's mission is to share the Zen attitude, spirit, and practice with the world.  It is dedicated to listening to the world, to changing it and being changed by it.

Guided Mindfulness and Meditation Practice

Guided Mindfulness and Meditation Practice
For Students, Faculty and Staff
Every Tuesday 4:30-5:00 p.m. 
Spiritual Reflection Room - basement of Hatch Library

You're invited to drop in and experience a meditation practice that is simple, powerful and judgment free.  Whether you are a beginner, experienced or just curious, this taste of meditation could be just right for you.

Mindfulness meditation meets us where we are, as we are, and allows us to cultivate friendliness and openness to what is actually happening in our lives.  Mindfulness practice has been shown to enhance concentration, emotional balance, memory, and physical well-being.

Leslie Smith Frank, adjunct professor, will guide a brief sitting practice, then facilitate talk and exploration.

Sponsored by Bay Path University Health and Wellness
For more information contact Leslie at

Carpe Diem Dash Tips

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Apple Picking near Longmeadow

Fall is finally here! There's a chill in the air, Halloween decorations are up, and so many seasonal activities are happening. You could give in to your inner child and find your way through a corn maze, pick your own fresh fruit, or just enjoy being outside. Check out these farms in the area and, since apple season is at its peak right now, pick one of these farms and go with a friend!

Rosedale Farms - hayrides, farm tours, and a corn maze. What more could you ask for? Oh yeah, tickets are only $12

Horse Listeners Orchard- take a walking tour around this huge farm, taste test their homemade apple butter and caramel apples, and pet some horses!

McCray's Farm- Mini golf? Check. Homemade ice cream? Check. Pumpkin picking? Check. Hayrides? Check. Haunted hayrides? Check. A FREE petting zoo? Check! The possibilities are endless at McCray's farm.

Mike's Maze - This huge corn maze hosts zombie nights, haunted mazes, they have a machine where you can shoot potatoes at things. The cost of admission is cheaper if you buy your tickets online.

Park Hill Orchard -  This orchard grows over 80 varieties of fruits, and includes a pick-your-own apples section! (Also, dogs are allowed on the sculpture trail so maybe you'll be able to pet some puppies!)


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 Carpe Diem Dash Race Route

Bay Path University
5K Carpe Diem Dash
Race Route

RACE START: Bay Path University Main Entrance
Cross Longmeadow and run east on Greenacre
LEFT on Fairfield
RIGHT on Hopkins
RIGHT on Lynnwood
LEFT on Williams
LEFT on Grassy Gutter
LEFT on Bliss
LEFT on Cross
RIGHT on Hopkins Place
Cross Longmeadow Street
LEFT on Longmeadow Street sidewalk
RACE FINISH at top of Bay Path University Main Entrance

*There will be volunteers on the course directing you where to turn

**There will be water stations at the 1 and 2 mile markers

Monday, March 30, 2015

Balance: some inspiration for you

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in work, school, and our busy schedules. 

It is time to return some balance in our lives. 

Get your daily dose of inspiration.