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 Club, 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.
Students who wish to use the house for prayer or meditation should contact the SRL Office for access.