March 16, 2020

A Dutch university now offers students a turn in the ‘purification grave,” a hole dug in the ground where students can lie down and reflect on their lives for up to three hours. The student chaplaincy at Radboud University initially offered the experience in 2009 as a temporary experiment, but due to increased demand, it’s back this year. Students are not allowed to bring their phones or a book with them into the grave. “You can see it as a special place of meditation: below you, the earth, above you, the sky,” the university website explains. “You will automatically notice what is going through your mind.” If you’re skittish about entering the grave, you can sit on the bench nearby. Radboud also offers a finals-season “crying room” and nap pods.


SOURCE: Funny Times, February 2020