Prayer and Meditation (PAM) Retreat
The Prayer and Meditation (PAM) Retreat is a centrally located, free-standing house that provides space for Allegheny’s Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim communities. The main floor has common gathering rooms, including a full kitchen, where the Society of Buddhist and Hindu Students and the Islamic Awareness Society meet and host events for the larger campus community.
The second floor has designated rooms for each group’s practice, providing individuals and small groups with a quiet alternative to dorm rooms or space in multi-use buildings. In choosing the name, students emphasized how the space functions as a “retreat” from the busy-ness of campus, where they can get away for a period of reflection and prayer.