About Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue was the center for Buddhist life at Yale, founded by Bruce Blair ’81.  It provided a center for worship and spiritual guidance for Buddhist students and fostered a warm welcoming community at Yale where Buddhist and non-Buddhist students alike felt free to come and go without hindrance.

  • Stillness and Light: Every night Indigo Blue hosted candlelit meditation in Battell Chapel for students who wished to practice or for those who sought a relaxing respite with a cup of barley tea.
  • Wednesday Evening Roundtables: Each Wednesday students gathered in Battell Chapel at 9:30 pm to chat and share sushi, sometimes with a guest speaker.
  • Harkness Tower Shrine: There was a Buddhist shrine in Harkness tower, and students could visit anytime from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to worship or meditate.  There was also nightly chanting from 8:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
  • Meditation Instruction: Every Saturday at 9 pm, Bruce provided meditation instruction to interested students.
  • A Warm Community: Outside of formal events, Indigo Blue created a welcoming, stress-free community for students at Yale.


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