Upper West Side Meditation and Buddhism

Guided Meditation & Teaching

Weekly Classes on the Upper West Side

Every Monday at 7:30pm – 9:00pm

with Julia Strohm

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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The Path to Complete Freedom

Imagine waking up one day to discover that all the things that have been causing you distress and irritation were no longer present in your life. Sound impossible? The example of Buddha and countless meditation practitioners from his time right up to ours reveals that we can all do this. What we need to do is fine tune the way we deal with the people around us. That’s it. And we do so based on what turns out to be extraordinary common sense.

In this series – our final set of classes before the summer break – Julia will guide us in exploring a set of meditations that take us to a natural place of caring for others in deep and enriching ways. Therein lies our happiness. In the concluding classes, we’ll investigate the stunning perspective afforded us by Buddha’s wisdom teachings. Therein lies our freedom.

Everyone welcome.

  • May 1              Recognizing the Painful Folly of Me Me Me
  • May 8             Joyfully Connecting with Others
  • May 15           Tapping into Kindness
  • May 22          The Inner Wealth of Universal Compassion
  • May 29           No class – Memorial Day
  • Jun 5              The Supreme Good Heart of Bodhichitta
  • Jun 12            The Perfect Plan for Happiness
  • Jun 19           With Wisdom, Everything is Possible
  • Jun 26           An All-New Way to See the World
  • Summer Break – Classes Resume September 11



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.