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.
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.