Buddhist House exists to provide students with a place to practice various forms of Buddhist meditation, study, and lifestyle. While several days a week are open to all students to come and practice with us, the residents in the house are strongly encouraged to keep a regular practice themselves and with the group. In having a set space to meditate regularly, observe silence on occasions, and hold in depth retreats and speakers, we make the teachings and practices of Buddhism more accessible to all students. No experience in meditation or commitment to Buddhism is required to live in Buddhist House, only an interest in exploring both.
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a Federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The pamphlet may be viewed at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf. The University recognizes that any housing built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. By accepting your housing contract, you are affirming that you have reviewed the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
All Wesleyan housing was built before 1978 with the exception of the following: Bennet Hall, Fauver Apartments, 19 Fountain Avenue, 20 Fountain Avenue, 25 Fountain Avenue, 231 Pine Street, and 14 Warren Street.