Weekly Classes in the East Village

Every Monday 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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Dancing with Adversity: Life as a Joyful Spiritual Practice

Katy Brennan- Buddhist meditation teacher

No matter what we plan or resolve to do to create change in our lives, problems inevitably arise. Normally we respond to problems with frustration and anger, but this response actually makes the problem worse. If, instead of rejecting the situation, we respond with acceptance, we give ourselves the space to see its underlying causes. It is by directly addressing these causes that we learn to dance with life’s problems. By taking this spiritual approach, we are able to completely transform all of our experiences, particularly those we may now see as problematic and painful. In fact, adversity becomes the very means for us to fulfill our deepest wishes for happiness.


  • Feb 5               Allowing Transformation
  • Feb 12             Transforming Problems
  • Feb 19             No class
  • Feb 26            Transforming Painful Feelings
  • Mar 5              Transforming Painful Feelings
  • Mar 12            Transforming through Empathy
  • Mar 19            Transforming Ourselves
  • Mar 26            Freedom from a Painful Self

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.

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