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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Every Sunday at 11:30am – 1:00pm
with France Roy
at Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ
What Happens When We Open Our Hearts?
None of us lives in isolation. We are all inter-connected to our families, friends, strangers on the street and every other living being on the planet. And it is crucial for own well-being – and the well-being of the world – that we not only come to understand this but that we make the shift to opening our hearts to this reality. In fact, it is vital that we discover our truly deep capacity for great love and compassion. How else will we heal our world?
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, Universal Compassion, is a practical and inspiring text that lays out for us in plain language Buddha’s instructions for accomplishing this goal. In this series of classes, France will take us through the book, offering commentary and explanation along the way, as well as guiding us in various meditations that help us gain a direct and healing experience of great compassion.
- Nov 4: Developing True Love
- Nov 11: The Power of Love
- Nov 18: Empowering our Practice
- Nov 25: No Class, Thanksgiving Weekend
- Dec 2: The Open Heart of Enlightenment
Although it’s most beneficial to engage in the whole series, you are welcome to drop in for a class whenever you wish.
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Transforming Painful Emotions
Imagine –if you can – a life completely free from anger, jealousy, greed, uncontrolled desire, self grasping and all the other painful states of mind that cause us so much suffering.
In this series of classes, Justine will dedicate each week to going after a specific one of these toxic minds – called ‘delusions’ – uncovering why they arise in the first place and how through our meditation practice we can completely eliminate them from our mind. These practical methods will allow us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom, and give us the skill to be the person we wish to be, positive, joyful, confident and loving.
- Nov 7: Is Our Happiness Real?
- Nov 14: The Sticky Mind of Desire
- Nov 21: NO CLASS THANKSGIVING EVE
- Nov 28: Love Without Pain
- Dec 5: Jealousy; The Green Eyed Monster
- Dec 12: Shifting From Miserliness to Generosity
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