Saturday Workshops

Saturdays monthly     |    10am – 1pm     |    Saratoga Spa State Park

About our Saturday Workshops

with Buddhist Teacher

Evelyn Williams

Cost | $20

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Benefits of Meditation

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Living Joyfully

Learn to Meditate in Half a Day: Living Joyfully

April 15    |    10am – 1pm

With the non-stop pace of life, a schedule full of commitments and a never-ending to-do list, we often feel that downing a cup of coffee, gritting our teeth and pushing ourselves forward is the most effective way to get through the day. For people of the modern world, Buddha taught the “Perfection of Effort”, which reveals how we can skilfully accomplish our goals and engage in all our activities joyfully, without pushing.

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.

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Cost: $20 per person

Class Format

Each class begins with a brief breathing meditation which is guided by the teacher. No previous experience is necessary.
Every class we explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness. These sessions include a guided meditation which allows you to gain personal experience of the teaching.
Enjoy some refreshments in the company of like-minded people. Breaks last approximately 30 minutes.
Session 2 is similar to Session 1 but covers another aspect of the course topic.
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 teaching or discussing.

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Getting Here

Thursday Evening Classes

Thursdays monthly     |   7-8:30pm     |    Saratoga Arts Center

About the class

Saratoga Arts • The Dee Sarno Theater


320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

with Buddhist Teacher

Evelyn Williams

Cost
$10

Benefits of Meditation

Learn More

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Next Class
Meditation, Happiness & Inner Peace

March 23    |    7-8:30pm

What is the mind? How can we use it to create positive changes in our life? Where do negative minds come from and how can we reduce and abandon them? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? How can we transform our mind and our self? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind.

Each class costs $10 per person and consists of guided meditation, practical advice for daily life and time to discuss with like-minded people.

Class Format

Each class begins with a brief breathing meditation which is guided by the teacher. No previous experience is necessary.
Every class we explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness. These sessions include a guided meditation which allows you to gain personal experience of the teaching.
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 teaching or discussing.

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


 
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.

Upcoming Classes

Saturday Workshops

With the non-stop pace of life, a schedule full of commitments and a never-ending to-do list, we often feel that downing a cup of coffee, gritting our teeth and pushing ourselves is the most effective way to get through the day. For people of the modern world, Buddha taught the Perfection of Effort, which reveals how we can skilfully accomplish our goals and engage in all our activities joyfully, without pushing. 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.

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Wisdom makes everything easy. With wisdom, we can see what is useful in our life and what can be abandoned. Wisdom also enables us to skilfully let go of ways of thinking that lead to suffering. Experience the profound and ancient teachings of Buddha, presented for the people of the modern world. Simply through applying them to your life, you will come to experience a deep sense of peace and tranquility and bring benefit to others.

Thursday Evening Classes