Meditation Classes in

Saturday Workshops

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

About our Saturday Workshops

Saratoga Spa State Park

The class will be held in the Gideon Putnam Room in the Admin Building of the Spa State Park

with Buddhist Teacher

Evelyn Williams

Cost | $20

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Benefits of Meditation

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Saturday Workshop

Dealing with Stress

March 10    |   10am – 1pm

Stress is the difference between what we want to happen and what is actually happening. For our own peace of mind, it is essential that we learn effective methods to keep calm and deal effectively with the stresses we face.

During this workshop, learn how to cultivate and maintain a peaceful mind, deal with stress and be prepared for potential conflicts that may arise.

This workshop includes guided meditations, simple methods on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Class Format

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. There will be a short break after this session.
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.

Can’t attend?

See our upcoming classes.

Dealing with Challenging Situations
Dealing with Anger
Dealing with Worry

Getting Here

The class will be held in the Gideon Putnam Room in the Admin Building at Spa State Park.

Meet the Teacher Evelyn Williams

Through her many years of practice and meditative experience, Evelyn has developed a special understanding of Kadampa Buddhism. With an insightful approach and peaceful heart, Evelyn shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that directly touches the hearts of listeners.


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.


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.

pure happiness

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


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.