Upper West Side Meditation and Buddhism

Guided Meditation & Teaching

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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 Best Way to Help Ourselves and Others

A Swift Method for Converting our Woes

with guest teacher Alice Fox

Feeling low? Unsettled? Dissatisfied? It turns out that the best way to help raise ourselves up from feelings of inadequacy and discontent is to turn our attentions to the needs of others. Instantly, we feel better when we are extending ourselves to others.

In these classes we will look at the wisdom and logic that underpins a meditation known as “taking and giving.” With practice, this meditation allows us to move out of our customary comfort zone…and into a richer one.

  • Feb. 13         Ex…tend…ing Ourselves
  • Feb. 20        The Practice of Taking & Giving

Meditation and Freedom From Painful Emotions

Can we even begin to Imagine a life completely free from anger and jealousy and desirous attachment and all the other painful states of mind that cause us so much suffering? With a well-targeted meditation practice, we can absolutely diminish (and even extinguish) these toxic minds.

In this series, we will explore what it is that makes these painful minds tick. We will discover how it is that they arise, and in so doing learn the methods to completely eliminate them from our mind. These practical methods will help all us all to experience a deep and satisfying mental freedom.

  • Feb 27            Freedom from Painful Emotions
  • Mar 6            The Basis for Transformation
  • Mar 13           Transforming Anger
  • Mar 20          Freedom from Conflict
  • Mar 27          Transforming Uncontrolled Desire
  • Apr 3             Love vs. Attachment
  • Apr 10           Freedom from Jealousy
  • Apr 17           Confidence vs. Insecurity

Everyone welcome!


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