Weekly Classes on the Upper West Side

Every Monday at 7:30pm – 8:45pm

with Alice Fox

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

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
$10 | Free for Supporting Members

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The Wisdom Approach to Life

Buddha taught that we can lead lives of great joy, purpose and benefit. The key is wisdom, in particular the deeper wisdoms of Buddha’s teachings.

Alice Fox – Upper West Side meditation teacher

What is the wisdom approach to our families, jobs, entertainments, our bodies and ourselves? How can we integrate these with our spiritual practice so that they become part of our journey towards real fulfillment and enlightenment? In this series we will learn how to bring about this integration, and thus how to approach our life with wisdom, compassion, and mindfulness!  Everyone welcome.

  • Feb 5              The Wisdom Approach: Integrating Buddha’s Teachings into Daily Life
  • Feb 12            The Wisdom Approach to Sickness, Health and Healing
  • Feb 19            Transforming Relationships with Wisdom and Love
  • Feb 26            The Wisdom of Letting Go: Limitless Possibilities


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, an 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.

  • Mar 5              The Joy of Generosity
  • Mar 12            Kindness as a Way of Life
  • Mar 19           Patience—The Perfect Response to Everything
  • Mar 26           Joyful Effort, Powerful Energy
  • Apr 2            The Power of Concentration
  • Apr 9            The Perfection of Wisdom



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.