Weekly Classes in Jersey City
Sunday & Wednesday Classes
- Every Sunday at 11:30am – 1:00pm
- Every Wednesday at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
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New Series: Meditation on Emptiness
The Wisdom that Heals, Liberates and Enlightens
Of all Buddha’s teachings, none are more far-reaching and transformative than the teachings on emptiness, the true nature of reality. It is through our understanding of emptiness – in particular, the freedom that we experience as a result – that we can then come to solve all our problems and be of maximum benefit to others.
“With emptiness, anything is possible.”
In this series of talks and guided meditations we will explore this liberating wisdom. Each session will also include discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.
- May 20 How Emptiness Heals our Body Issues
- May 27 Meditation on Emptiness of the Body
- June 3 Your Body Is Not What You Think It Is
- June 10 How Emptiness Heals our Self-hatred
- June 17 Meditation on Emptiness of the Self
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
New Series: Being a Friend to the World
The Joyful Path of the Six Perfections
One of the most cherished notions in all of Buddhism is the Bodhisattva ideal, someone who is determined to be of maximum assistance to as many living beings as possible. And how many is that? All of them! The vision is a big one, and even if initially we merely take on the role of Bodhisattva-in-training, we can still accomplish amazing things in our world.
The path to becoming a Bodhisattva is called ‘The Six Perfections”, six beneficial minds that we can train in. In this series, we will take a look at each of the perfections individually, as well as consider how integrating all of them into our lives can be so uplifting.
- May 16 The Wealth of Giving
- May 23 The Joy of Generosity
- May 30 The Perfect Response to Everything
- June 6 Kindness as a Way of Life
- June 13 The Powerful Energy of Joyful Effort
- June 20 Being the Boss of Your Own Mind
- Jun 27 Wisdom to Solve Every Problem
Summer break, July through August. Classes will begin again on September 5
Each class will consist of guided meditations and clear explanations, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone welcome!
Jersey City meditation and Buddhism classes 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.
Sundays – Barrow Mansion; 83 Wayne St Jersey City, NJ 07302
Wednesdays – St Matthews Lutheran Church (next to Barrow Mansion);
85 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Directions: 5 minutes walking distance from Grove Street station. From New York City: Take PATH train to Grove Street Station. Exit station onto Grove Street. Walk straight down Christopher Columbus Drive to Barrow Street, turn left into Barrow Street. Turn right into Wayne Street. Barrow Mansion (Sunday classes) is the house with the white columns on the left. St Matthews Church (Wednesday classes) is just next door.
For more information call: (212) 924-6706