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)
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Finding Joy and Meaning on a Spiritual Path
Everyone longs for happiness. Yet a stable experience of happiness continues to be so elusive. Should we just settle for “happiness now and then?”
Buddha says “No.” As it turns out, each of us has the capacity to tap into an unceasing source of deep satisfaction and joy which will give great meaning to our lives. Through meditation practice we can locate this source, connect with it…and remain there.
This series of classes offers fundamental teachings on the Buddhist path and practical meditations and instructions for putting those teachings into practice in our daily lives.
- Sep 10: Basic Buddhism and the Path to Happiness
- Sep 17: Meditation Instructions for a Daily Practice
- Sep 24: Letting Go of Painful Minds…Freedom!
- Oct 1: The Healing Heart of Compassion
- Oct 8: No class/Columbus Day
- Oct 15: Using our Problems to Show Us Solutions
- Oct 22: New series begins
Transforming Painful Emotions
Imagine a life completely free from anger, jealousy, greed, uncontrolled grasping and all the other painful states of mind that cause us so much suffering.
In this series, each week we will look at a specific one of our agitated minds – called ‘delusions’ – discovering why it arises and how through our meditation practice we can completely eliminate it 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.
- Oct 22: The Basis for Transformation
- Oct 29: Transforming Anger
- Nov 5: Freedom from Conflict
- Nov 12: Transforming Uncontrolled Desire
- Nov 19: Love vs. Attachment
- Nov 26: Freedom from Jealousy
- Dec 3: Confidence vs. Insecurity
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.