Spiritual Wellbeing

Spiritual wellbeing is about exploring beliefs, principles, and values that give meaning and purpose to your life.

It’s about participating in traditions or rituals from your own practices that amplify your wellbeing. It’s living with intention and presence, which informs your world view and allows you to process what happens around you.

For some, it involves religious activities and learning about different faiths, cultures, and philosophies. For others, it involves practicing meditation, spending time in nature, or cultivating gratitude. Even having a spirited conversation with a friend about beliefs, morals, and life’s big questions and mysteries may foster spiritual wellbeing.

Explore Resources to Improve Your Spiritual Wellbeing

How Do You Support Your Spiritual Health?

“I love sitting in nature. It really helps me feel more at peace with things, including myself.”
Enni Lyu (COM’22)

Questions to Ask Yourself about Spiritual Wellbeing

  • Do I make time for meditation, deep breathing, or a quiet moment every day?
  • Do my beliefs, principles, and values inform my actions and choices?
  • Do I feel a sense of direction or purpose in my life?
  • Do I express feelings of gratitude for what I have?
  • Do I show respect and consideration for the beliefs and traditions of others?

Learn More about Spiritual Health and Wellbeing

On-Campus Resources to Support Your Spiritual Wellbeing


Marsh Chapel

Marsh Chapel is a space, both safe and sacred, for happiness and health, for relationship and refreshment. Seven University Chaplains, 24 religious life groups, 2,600 building users a week, 750 chapel congregants, 24 Advisory Board members, 40 chapel staff, 250 regular contributors, and a variety of University groups find their home here. You could too!

Boston University Hillel

BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful, joyous Jewish lives.

Religious Student Organizations

BU’s Student Activities office supports multiple student organizations, including ones that promote spiritual wellbeing.