Learn to Meditate at the Pine Hills Library

with Elissa Kane & Ellen Rook

October 29th—November 19th (2018)

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    Join us at the Pine Hills Library to explore the benefits of meditation. This course is designed for new and returning meditators looking for an accessible venue to explore and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation.

    “Meditation is essentially a process of becoming friends with yourself." - Lodro Rinzler, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher in the Shambhala Tradition

    While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike. In that spirit, The Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany presents the Meditation in Everyday Life course.

    This four-week Mindfulness Meditation program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. 

    As we begin to practice on a regular basis, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this meditation helps us to cultivate courage, humor, and stability in the face of the everyday complexities of jobs, relationships, and all aspects of daily life.

    This course combines technique and view in a setting of support and community to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice.

    Four 1 hour-long classes cover the following ground:

    Class 1: Posture & Foundations of Meditation

    Class 2: Breath & Feeling our Emotions

    Class 3: Thoughts & Understanding our Human Worthiness

    Class 4: Bringing it Together & Going Out Into the World

    As a theme throughout the course, we’ll explore how creating stability and gentleness in our minds can expand outward to benefit our friends, family, neighbors, and society as a whole.


    Pine Hills Library

    517 Westrn Ave

    Albany, NY 12203