Who am I? What do I value? What are my gifts? Where do I fit? How do I figure out my purpose in life?
Every person asks these questions. At Culver we want to help you answer them for yourself. In Spiritual Life, we help you discover contemplative practices and religious traditions which guide the inner journey to understanding who you are, where you belong, what you value, and what you believe. Discovery is just the beginning of the spiritual journey. Spiritual practice flows out from the heart to draw out compassion and service to others.
- Buddhist Service
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Guided Meditation
- Hindu Service
- Interdenominational Christian Chapel (Protestant)
- Islamic Studies
- Jewish Shabbat Service
- Meditative Freewriting
- Nature Spirituality
- Philosophers' Café
- “Practice You” Service for Seekers
- Roman Catholic Mass
- Sacred Flow Yoga
Protestant Youth Group
Catholic Youth Group
The Narrative Bible Study
Satsang Meditation Group
Catholic Confirmation Class
Interfaith Youth Council
The Breakfast Club
Academic & Athletic Integrative Programs
All Culver students are required to attend one of the 45-minute Spiritual Life services on a weekly basis. With a parent/guardian, each student chooses the service that they want to attend. For students who wish to explore more than one service, switches can be made at the time of term changes. When schedule conflicts occur, a makeup service is made available to students.
What started as a make-up Spiritual Life obligation has now become an almost essential part of the Culver Academies’ hockey program.
When Cady Clark ’20 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) reads the Culver Mission, her thoughts turn to yoga.
To Dewitt Jones, a long-time professional photographer, this is how people can take their craft – and their life – to the next level. Instead of striving to get ahead of the pack, strive to bring the pack along with you.
One of Culver’s greatest strengths lies in its diversity. With students from 24 countries and 37 states, there is a diversity of beliefs, diversity of thoughts, and diversity of opinions.
The Legion Memorial Building was echoing Wednesday with the rhythm of drums along with laughter and applause as Culver students were exposed to the benefits of drumming by master drummer M’Bemba Bangoura.
“The mind may not remember,” Hala Khouri said. “The body will always keep the score.” Khouri, a yoga teacher and somatic counselor, said every person’s body is like a Global Positioning System, giving us signals on where we are in our lives.
Reshma Thakkar appeared to have everything a person would want: a high-end car, a nice apartment, a well-paying technology position, and living in Chicago with its active social scene.
Dedicated in 1951, the Memorial Chapel was built through the generosity of friends and alumni to honor of those men and women of Culver who have given their lives in service of their country. The Tudor-Gothic building opens its doors to the shores of Lake Maxincuckee and serves as a place of worship, reflection, and celebration for many members of the Culver community.