Meditation Classes in

Thursday Nights @ 7:00 – 8:30p     |    Howland Cultural Center



Current Series: The Science of Happiness

Thursdays,  June 15 – July 13

Although we live in an age of material and technological progress there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. As a result, more and more people are turning to the inner science of meditation to solve life’s problems. Learning to meditate is the simplest, easiest and most effective method to improve the quality of our life and find lasting happiness. This practical and experiential series of classes will explore how to start and maintain a daily meditation practice. Everyone is welcome!

This series of classes will be based on the book The New Meditation Handbook

Class Format

Each class begins with a brief breathing meditation which is guided by the teacher. No previous experience is necessary.
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.
The class concludes with time for discussion between those in attendance. Time is then given to address any questions that come from listening to the teachings and discussion.

About the class

The Howland Cultural Center

477 Main St. Beacon, NY 12508

Thursdays

7:00 – 8:30pm

with Buddhist Teacher

Lesly Weiner

Cost

$10 per person
No pre-registration required.

Benefits of Meditation

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More Information

Frequently Asked Questions
845-856-9000 or info@kadampanewyork.org

Meet the Teacher Lesly Weiner

Lesly is a teacher at KMC New York. Her teachings are light hearted and rooted in finding practical solutions to life’s daily problems.

 

The Benefits of Meditation


 
inner peace

You can relax and enjoy a peaceful mind through meditation practice.

positive attitude in life

Simply by being around like-minded people who are learning to improve their mind, you naturally find your personal view of life more optimistic.

a good heart

Your relationships improve by learning to genuinely care for others.

concentration

Your mind will become lucid and clear which will improve your physical and mental health.

wisdom

You will learn to identify, reduce and eliminate states of mind that lead to suffering. You will also learn how to cultivate positive states of mind that lead to happiness.

pure happiness

Your wishes will be fulfilled, and you can then naturally inspire others.

FAQs

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.
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.
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
Yes, our weekly classes are perfect for everyone – no previous meditation experience is necessary and all classes are self-contained. Drop into one class or attend the entire series.
No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
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.
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.

The Howland Cultural Center