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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Sunday Classes

Every Sunday at 11:30am – 1:00pm

meditation buddhism jersey citywith France Roy
at Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ

$10 | Free for Supporting Members


Developing True Love

What is true love? Is it just an ideal or is it something we can realistically experience? According to the ancient wisdom and practice of Buddha, true love is not something we ‘fall’ into. It’s a beautiful state of being that we cultivate through training the mind. This series of talks and guided meditations will take us on a step-by-step journey into the profound, expansive and joyful mind of love. By actually mixing our mind with true love in deep meditation, and then carrying that experience with us in our daily life, all our relationships will become more meaningful and harmonious, and we will discover within ourselves something extraordinary – our capacity for true, unconditional and universal love.

These classes are based on an ancient Kadampa Buddhist text called, Training in the Mind in Seven Points, according to the modern Buddhist commentary contained in Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s wonderful book, Universal Compassion.

Everyone welcome.

  • Apr 28: The Best Advice for Daily Life
  • May 5: Life of Love
  • May 12: The Kindness of Others, A Special Mother’s Day Class
  • May 19: Being a Bodhisattva
  • May 26: The Best Advice for Daily Life
  • June 2: The Power of Words with Justine Volesko
  • June 9: Next class in the series with Niko Karelas

Although it’s most beneficial to engage in the whole series, you are welcome to drop in for a class whenever you wish.


Wednesday Classes

Every Wednesday at 7:00pm – 8:30pmjersey city meditation

with Justine Volesko
at St Matthews Lutheran Church (Next to Barrow Mansion)
85 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ
$10 | Free for Supporting Members


How to Transform Your Life

A series of classes based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s newly published How to Transform Your Life. This practical manual for daily life shows how we can develop authentic inner peace, overcome daily problems and bring about positive changes in our life that enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. Download your free copy of Geshe Kelsang’s book here.

  • April 17:      Living in the Moment
  • April 24:      Why Me? Understanding Karma
  • May  1:        Escaping the Prison of Our Mind
  • May  8:        Freedom from Suffering

Each class will consist of guided meditations and clear explanations, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone welcome!

About Our Classes


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

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