MONDAYS, 7 - 8:30PM
with Joseph Giacona
Meditation in Williamsburg
Register for the Special Event on Wednesday, October 23, with Kadam Morten: Responding to the Suffering of the World Learn more
Our classes begin on time, please arrive 10-15 mins early.
$15 per class or Free for Supporting Members
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.
GENERAL CLASS STRUCTURE:
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
Current Series: Introduction to Tantra
The Joyful Path of Tantra
In this series we explore Buddha’s extraordinary teachings on tantra as presented in Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book Modern Buddhism. Geshe Kelsang has shown how we can integrate these powerful techniques into a modern life. Tantra is based on a deeply inspiring vision of what the human mind is capable of achieving.
The emphasis in this series will be in gaining actual experience of these practices. This will vastly improve our life in all areas: work, home, and play.
We provide both cushions and chairs to sit on. No special clothing required. Everyone is welcome, no matter your level of experience in meditation.
Responding to the Suffering of the World: A Spiritual Perspective
Climate instability, violence, injustice, poverty, war, the threat of extinction... The world is in crisis and the extent of suffering is overwhelming. Mostly our response is one of either hopelessness or denial, and we can see the results of these responses in our ever increasing addictions - to drugs, alcohol, distractions, and escapism.
Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and inevitability of suffering enables us to respond with the exact opposite of helplessness, a powerful positive energy to actually address crisis. With a spiritual perspective solutions become available. We can eradicate the inner causes of our suffering and thereby compassionately help others to do the same. The state of the world can energize us to seize the opportunity to make a difference. Buddha’s extraordinary insight shows us how. If not now, when?
Wednesday, October 23: Special Event with Kadam Morten (register here)
Monday, November 4 (beginning of 5-week series): Boundless Possibility: Experiencing a Spiritual Perspective
November 11: Understanding Where Suffering Comes From
November 18: Wisdom: Change Your Mind, Change Your World
November 25: Love and Compassion
December 2: Inner and Outer Action