Meditation Events in Saratoga Springs
Learn to Meditate in Half a Day: Living Consciously
Saturday, February 11
10am – 1pm
Meditation is most powerful and transformative when it is combined with the conscious cultivation of a compassionate lifestyle. Living a mindful, ethical life that is based on kindness and an open heart brings enormous benefits. We will experience consistent feelings of peace and happiness; increased integrity, self-respect, and self-esteem; and better relationships with others. This class will give a step by step approach to living the life we want to live.
This half-day workshop will focus on the perfection of giving, which is a practical way to use our entire life to bring benefit to yourself and others. Each session will include guided meditations, practical advice on to maintain an experience of the inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented.
NEW Monthly Drop-in Meditation Series
Meditation & Positive Thinking
Thursday, February 23 | 7-8:30pm
We all long for a life without problems. But it seems that every time we turn around, problems arise. By tapping into the power of meditation we will respond to life’s challenges with optimism and confidence. This practical series of classes 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.
During the class, you will have the opportunity to meditate and connect with like-minded people and receive practical instructions to be able to maintain your experience of inner peace in the future. Cost: $10, no pre-registration is required.
With Buddhist Teacher Evelyn Williams
Evelyn is a Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York. She has a deep understanding of Buddhist meditation and teachings and joyfully shares this knowledge with others.
Our SATURDAY WORKSHOPS are held in the Saratoga Spa State Park’s Administration Building (in back of the Spa Little Theatre) 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
How to get there: 19 Roosevelt Drive, Administration Building (back of the Spa Little Theatre). Look for the Gideon Putnam Room in the building.
Ou THURSDAY CLASSES are held at the Saratoga Arts Center in the Dee Sarno Theatre.
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.
REGISTRATION FOR SATURDAY WORKSHOP
Course fee: $20
NO PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THURSDAY CLASSES
We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds go towards costs in facilitating this class. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.
Q. Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
You do not need to have experience in meditation or be a Buddhist to attend. The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals, whatever their level of interest – from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!
Q. I’ve never been to a meditation class before. What should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We sit in chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Q. What does a typical class look like? A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, a meditation based on the teaching and discussion and Q&A. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Q: I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.