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Spectrum Newsletter March 2020

Student Platform & Chaplaincy
Flourish in Diversity

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"Be brave enough to be bad at something new."


Mindfulness Meditation


Date: 03/03/2020, 10/03/2020, 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020
Time: 12:30 PM
Place: Orion, room C3042*
Cost: free

Have a real break. Calm your mind and start your afternoon with a new focus. Join us in Orion for 45 minutes of Mindfulness Meditation and learn to mind your mind.

No registration needed, walk in if you feel like it.

*On March 17 and March 24, Mindfulness Meditation will be in C3040 instead of C3042. 

Meditation in Forum Library

Forum meditation

Date: 05/03/2020
Time: 12:30 PM
Place: Forum Library
Cost: free

A good intermezzo when you are studying. Refresh your mind!

We do this every first thursday of the month. No registration needed. 


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Date: 09/03/2020, 23/03/2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Place: Delhorstpad 6, Wageningen
Cost: free

Taizé is a Christian meditative service, well-known for it's repeating songs. Are you into singing and meditative silence? Join this international meeting in the Arboretum Church.

Wetenschap en Religie

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Date: 09/03/2020, 23/03/2020
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Spectrum Office, Generaal Foulkesweg 37
Cost: free

Op maandagavond 9 maart praten we onder leiding van Josine van der Horst over het thema 'Precariaat, het nieuwe Proletariaat?'. Op 23 maart wordt Wetenschap en Religie begeleid door Jeanette den Ouden, met als thema 'Kennismaken met Søren Kierkegaard. We hopen je te zien!

Buddhist Inspiration Evenings

Lectio Divina
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Date: 17/03/2020, 21/04/2020
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Arboretum Church (side entrance), Delhorstpad 6
Cost: free

Unlike a normal study class, we will try out an ancient Christian technique to 'digest' a Buddhist text and try listen with all our body and being. The technique is called 'Lectio Divina' and is a very old Christian Monastic technique in which you read a small part of an inspiring piece of text, slowly and in silence.

Jeanette Den Ouden, chaplain at Spectrum has worked with this 'Lectio Divina' techniqufor 15 years, and is happy to share her experience with it.

DIEP Connect & Share

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Date: 18/03/2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Spectrum Office, Generaal Foulkesweg 37
Cost: free

Heb je zin om samen te eten, interessante gesprekken te houden, te
luisteren naar elkaars verhalen en ook nog creatief bezig te zijn? Kom
naar DIEP.  Bij DIEP praten we over van alles in een gezellige en
persoonlijke sfeer. Elke sessie staat een vraag van jullie zelf centraal
en krijg je de ruimte om jouw verhaal te vertellen en je vragen te
delen.  Op woensdag 18 maart gaat het over de vraag: hoe kun je
moeilijke keuzes gemakkelijker maken  (en waarom zou je dat willen?)
Het gesprek wordt begeleid door Nynke Okma en Jeannette den Ouden.

  We hopen je te zien om 18:00 op de Generaal Foulkesweg 37. Heb je nog vragen of wil je meedoen, stuur dan een mailtje naar

Forest Bathing, Bushcraft & Nature Philosophy

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Date: 19/03/2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: You will receive information about the meeting point
Cost: free

We’ll go into the woods and riverlands of Wageningen to find some stress release, to let nature mirror our thoughts and feelings, and we might enter some sense of the mystery of life itself. This activity is a mix of: forest-bathing, bushcraft, discussing nature philosophies and talk about the essence of life. It will lift your spirit and nourish your soul.

Interested? Send a message to 06 -16765825 or Signing up is required for participation. You will receive information about the location (each month a different meeting point). Looking forward to meeting you!

Painting your Home on a Canvas (One World Week)

One World Week

Date: 26/03/2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Spectrum Office, Generaal Foulkesweg 37
Cost: free

Stop by and paint, draw or craft the image of the memories of your home on a canvas. Have a talk with others and take a deeper dive in the meaning of home. From stereotypical country representation to feelings you only get when you’re in your home; Everything is wanted!

By connecting all your paintings together, we want to show the diversity that lives in WUR, what is relatable within diversity and common feelings that everyone has when thinking about home. We would love to see you stopping by!

The workshop starts at 19h where a new round starts every half hour (19h, 19:30, 20h and 20:30).

Day Trip to Enschede & Bad Bentheim (Germany)

Day trip
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Date: 29/03/2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Bornsesteeg, Wageningen (departure)
Cost: free

Departure 09:00 a.m. Bornsesteeg - return 19:00.
We join the international students of Twente University in their churchservice (ICF Enschede). There will be time to meet and connect, and to make a trip to nearby Germany (Bad Bentheim). 
We travel by van.

Space & Vitality

Space & Vitality
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Date: 31/03/2020
Time: 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Nieuwe Kanaal 11, Wageningen
Cost: free

Exercises & insights that help you find space and vitality in your life, mind & body. Drawn from martial, yogic and meditative arts from East & West, offered by master Sydney Leijenhorst.

Painting Eyes

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Date: 31/03/2020
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Spectrum Office, Generaal Foulkesweg 37
Cost: free

Painting Eyes will teach you the technique behind sketching and painting eyes. At the same time, we discuss deeper thoughts related to how you see yourself, how you wish you viewed life and how to see with your soul. The teacher is Marjet Stamsnijder.

Walking the Way of the Cross

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Date: 05/04/2020, 10/04/2020 
Time: 2:00 PM, 12:00 PM
Place: Building with the Clock (departure)
Cost: free

Two possibilities to visit the devotional garden of nearby Bergharen. In preparation of Good Friday and Easter we walk concentrating on the passion of Jesus, with short meditations at each station of the Cross. We travel by car.

Young Minds Weekend Reflection

"I spend an amazing time learning things about myself, others and this experience also gave a sneak peek into the culture and tradition connected to this Japanese Zen tradition. I've taken home teachings on and the tips about meditation and also enjoyed a creative painting moment." - Sanne De Graaf

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