The Prayer and Meditation (PAM) Retreat is a centrally located, free-standing house that provides space for Allegheny’s Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim communities and others practicing meditation. The main floor has common gathering rooms, including a full kitchen, where Islamic Cultural Association, Meditation Club, South Asian Student Society, and other groups host events for the campus community and where Muslims gather for lunch on Friday, prior to Jum’ah prayers.
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.
We regret that COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from offering 24-hour access to the PAM Retreat in 2020-21. For information about using the house, contact the office at email@example.com or 814-332-2800.