Weekly Classes in the East Village

Katy Brennan- Buddhist meditation teacher at the East Village branch

Katy Brennan- Buddhist meditation teacher at the East Village branch

Every Wednesday at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
with Katy Brennan

at Middle Collegiate Church
50 East 7th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
5th floor

$10 | Free for Supporting Members

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An End to Conflict: Teachings on Compassion & Karma

When problems arise in our lives and people behave badly, we typically become angry, place blame, and sometimes react in harmful ways. With a deep understanding of karma, we can quickly drop our painful minds and begin to act thoughtfully and skillfully. Compassion is something that actually comes naturally to us, particularly if we cultivate it through training and familiarity. But karma is one of those terms that we often throw around without fully knowing what it is about.  Do we really understand it? Let alone believe in it?

An understanding of this law of cause and effect is not only useful for helping us make good decisions in times of conflict, but is critical to our own present and future happiness. In this series we will learn special methods for freeing ourselves of the negativity that is the cause of all unpleasant situations that arise in our own lives. Yes, that’s correct. All of them.

    • May 10              Compassion in Times of Conflict
    • May 17               The Nuts and Bolts of Karma
    • May 24              How Our Anger Harms Us
    • May 31               Ceasing the Blame Game
    • Jun 7                  Acting vs Reacting
    • Jun 14               Purifying Negativity
    • Jun 21              Purifying Negativity Again!
    • Jun 28             The Finale: Freedom from Problems
  • Everyone Welcome

    Weekly guided meditations and Buddhist teachings in the East Village are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. These classes offer meditation techniques and teachings on the fundamentals of Buddhism, with an emphasis on their practical application in everyday life.

    Although these meditation classes are given as a series, they can also be taken individually. Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis.

    Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.
    No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required.

    Location:
    Middle Collegiate Church
    50 East 7th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
    5th floor

      • Directions by subway:
      • 6 Train to Astor Place ; walk east to 2nd Ave.
        N or R Train to 8th Street
        F Train to Second Avenue
        M15 bus to Saint Mark’s Place
      • For more information call: (212) 924-6706