Spiritual Wellness

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What is spiritual wellness?

Spiritual wellness implies a self-search, personal journey, or path to discovering purpose in our lives. While different individuals may have different views of what spiritualism is, it is generally considered to be the search for meaning and purpose in human existence which causes one to strive for a state of peace, harmony, and balance with oneself and others while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world.

The National Wellness Institute says spiritual wellness follows the following tenets:

​•  It is better to ponder the meaning of life for ourselves and to be tolerant of the beliefs of others than to close our minds and become intolerant.

•  It is better to live each day in a way that is consistent with our values and beliefs than to do otherwise and feel untrue to ourselves.

It is important for everyone to explore what they believe is their own sense of meaning and purpose. The path to spiritual wellness may involve meditation, prayer, affirmations, or specific spiritual practices that support your connection to a higher power or belief system. Yoga and meditation can also help you develop spiritual wellness.


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Local Meditation Centers

Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison

408 S. Baldwin Street Madison, WI

Sunday Morning: 9am – 11am

Monday Evening: 7pm – 8pm

Thursday Evening: 7pm – 7:30pm


Kadampa Meditation Center

1825 S. Park Street

Wednesdays & Fridays,  Noon-12:30 pm


Diamond Way Buddhist Center Madison

104 King St. Suite 302, Madison, WI



Blackhawk Church

9620 Brader Way, Middleton, WI 53562

Sunday 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm

*Provides shuttle bus transportation at numerous pick-up locations


Blackhawk Church Downtown

Majestic Theater, 115 King St. Madison, WI 53703

Sunday 9:15 am, 11:00 am


Calvary Lutheran

701 State St. Madison, WI 53703

Sunday 12:00 pm (noon)


Campus Community Church

816 Oakland Ave, Madison WI 53711

Sunday 10:30 am


Door Creek Church

6602 Dominion Drive, Madison, WI  53718

Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am


Faith Community Bible Church (Non-denominational)

3 N Park St. Madison, WI

Sunday 10:00 am


First Congregational Church of Christ (Congregational)

1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

Sunday 10:00 am


First United Methodist Church

203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI

Sunday 9:00 am, 10:45 am

Monday & Wednesday 9:30 am “Come as you are”


Fountain of Life

633 W. Badger Rd, Madison WI 53713

Sunday 10:00 am

*Shuttle bus picks up in front of the SERF at 9:30 am


Geneva Campus Church (Christian Reformed)

1127 University Avenue Madison, WI 53715 (The Crossing)

Sunday 10:00 am


High Point Church (Non-denominational)

7702 Old Sauk Road, Madison, WI 53717

Sunday 9:00 am, 10:45 am

**Rides provided; check website for contact information


The Journey

The Goodman Center in Madison, WI (149 Waubesa Street)

Sundays 10:30am


Lighthouse Church

5202 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53705

Sunday 10:30 am

Living Hope

120 West Verona Avenue, Verona, WI 53593

Sunday 10:00 am


Luther Memorial

1021 University Avenue, Madison WI 53715

Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am


Pres House (Presbyterian)

731 State Street Mall Madison, WI 53703

Sunday 4:30 pm


Red Village Church (Baptist)

30 Ash St, Madison, WI 53726 (West High School)

Sunday 10:00 am


St. Paul’s (Catholic)

723 State St, Madison, WI

Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm

Monday-Friday 12:00 pm (noon), 5:00 pm (Not Wednesday)

Wednesday 12:00 pm (noon), 9:00 pm

Saturday 12:00 pm (noon)


Beth Israel Center

1406 Mound  Street, Madison, WI

Shabbat each Friday at 5:45pm and on Saturday mornings beginning at 9:30am.


Temple Beth El

2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI 53711

Shabbat each Friday at 7:30pm and Torah studies on Saturday mornings beginning at 9:00am.


Congregation Shaarei Shamayim

900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI

First Friday of every month is an informal and family-friendly potluck at a member’s home to celebrate Shabbat. On the third Friday of the month a speaker is invited to discuss a social justice issue and facilitate a discussion with members.


Chabad House of Madison

1722 Regent Street, Madison, WI

Shabbat Services every Saturday at 10:00AM


Islamic Center of East Madison

4002 Lien Rd, Madison, WI

Check out their website for prayer times and events!


Darul Iman Islam

556 Grand Canyon Dr


Islamic Center of Madison

21 N Orchard St, Madison, WI