with Joseph Giacona
Meditation in Williamsburg

Our classes begin on time, please arrive 10-15 mins early. 

$15 per class or Free for Supporting Members


  • Simple guided breathing / relaxation meditation (20-25 minutes).

  • Practical teaching on meditation in conjunction with the specific class topic (40-45 minutes).

  • Discussion / Questions & Answers (15 -20 minutes).
    General Info About Our Classes & Class Format

Mondays - 7:00PM to 8:30PM

8 Steps to Happiness

The Practice of Loving Kindness

Why is it so hard to be and stay happy? According to Buddha, it's not. In fact, it can be done in as few as 8 steps. What it requires is a drastic change in the way we view ourselves and others, as well as in how we respond to the conflicts and hardships that arise in our lives.

Based on the book Eight Steps to Happiness, this series will introduce us to eight inspiring verses which comprise one of Buddhism's most popular teachings, Eight Verses for Training the Mind. Each verse will show us how to transform our mind from our ordinary self-orientated perspective into the loving, courageous and wise heart of a Bodhisattva, a being bound for enlightenment.

Regular Classes every Monday unless otherwise noted. Please return to this page to check for cancellations due to weather etc. 

Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated. No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required.