Yale University releases statement about decision to cut ties with Buddhist group; students unhappy

One of Indigo Blue's meditation sittings.

Recently, we brought you the news that Yale University recently ended its nine-year relationship with Indigo Blue, a nonprofit center for Buddhist life at Yale, and its director Bruce Blair (a 1981 alumnus).

The Chaplain’s Office at Yale University has now published a statement about how it will serve Buddhist students’ needs. The university has formed a committee of Buddhist students to create an inclusive Buddhist campus life program, and weekly Zen meditation sessions have started.

A recent post at the Yale Alumni Magazine‘s blog details what has happened since Yale ended its relationship with Indigo Blue. A meeting with students and Chaplain Sharon Kugler resulted in “nearly half” of the attendees “[walking] out in the middle of the conversation, expressing dissatisfaction with the way in which Yale has handled the situation.” You can read the whole post here.

(Photo: Mark Ostow, Yale Alumni News)