Upper West Side Meditation and Buddhism

Guided Meditation & Teaching

Alice Fox – Upper West Side meditation teacher

Weekly Classes on the Upper West Side

Every Monday at 7:30pm – 9:00pm

with Alice Fox

at St. Michael’s Church
225 West 99th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam)

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 | Free for Supporting Members

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Being a Friend to the World

The Transformative Power of Compassion

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the world seem to be quite a mess these days. And perhaps sometimes you are overwhelmed by it all, feeling as if there’s nothing that you can do to really help. But according to Buddhist meditation practice, engaging with everyone we encounter (or read about, or think about…) from a place of authentic, unforced compassion is one of the most beneficial things we can do. Compassion not only heals our hearts, but it heals the hearts of others. This is the world that we want.

In this series we will explore Buddha’s straightforward wisdom on how to connect to our own naturally good hearts through contemplation and meditation. These meditations are both practical and deeply encouraging.

  • Oct 30            Experiencing the World with an Open Heart, with Marie Tremblay
  • Nov 6            Freeing our Heart through Cherishing Others, with Marie Tremblay
  • Nov 13         The Power of Empathy and Compassion
  • Nov 20        A Giving Heart: the Key to Expanding our Love
  • Nov 27       The Wisdom of Love as Reality


Weekly guided meditations and Buddhist teachings on the Upper West Side 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.


St. Michael’s Church
225 West 99th Street
(between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Directions by subway:
#2 or 3 train to 96th Street & walk north or
# 1 to 103rd Street & walk south

For more information call: (212) 924-6706- Monday classes on the Upper West Side begin at 7:30pm.