Saturdays monthly | 10am – 1pm | Saratoga Spa State Park
About our Saturday Workshops
Learn to Meditate in Half a Day: Mindfulness & Concentration
May 13 | 10am – 1pm
A person who has powerful, virtuous concentration, has control over their mind. Their mind does what they wants it to do, like a well-trained horse that obeys its rider. Concentration serves to focus our mind on one object and is particularly important for our spiritual practice. When our mind is free from the turbulence of distracting thoughts, it naturally becomes calm and smooth. As a result, when we are enjoying internal peace and happiness our craving for external sources of pleasure naturally declines and it is easy to remain content. Join us for this workshop where we will learn how to strengthen our mindfulness and concentration through systematic training in meditation.
By learning and then applying these methods into your life, you will find it easier and easier to experience inner peace amidst the busyness of modern living and naturally benefit the people with whom you interact.
Thursday Evening Classes
Thursdays monthly | 7-8:30pm | Saratoga Arts Center
About the class
Stand Up to Anger
May 4 | 7-8:30pm
Learn to use meditation to anger-proof your mind! Stress, frustration and anger are common experiences in modern life, especially when we encounter challenging situations and difficult people. They destroy our happiness, damage our relationships, and cause us to act in ways we later regret. Buddha’s teachings explain practical methods to liberate our mind from these negative and painful emotions through cultivating patient acceptance, inner peace, love, and the strength of mind to stand up to anger.
Each class costs $10 per person and consists of guided meditation, practical advice for daily life and time to discuss with like-minded people.
Meet the Teacher Evelyn Williams
Evelyn is a Teacher at KMC New York. She has a deep understanding of Buddhist meditation and teachings and joyfully shares this knowledge with others.
The Benefits of Meditation
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.
Your mind will become lucid and clear which will improve your physical and mental health.
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.