Oct
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tibet House: Intro to Meditation

If you've never been to TIbet House, you're in for a treat!

Tibet House’s introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Tibet House shrine & gallery will be open for silent individual meditation at 6 PM, instruction begins at 7 PM. Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats & traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.

 

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Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Global Citizens Week Meditation

FOR FREEDOM. FOR JUSTICE. FOR ALL. 

Global Citizens are taking a stand for freedom, for justice, for all.

From Sept. 17-23, we’re turning NYC into a arena of advocacy, with dozens of events and activations uniting Global Citizens to learn, take action, and see world leaders commit to deliver a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

With more than 30 events and ways you can participate, join me with Lululemon for a heart meditation, followed by Q&A, and a party at Lululemon's flagship 5th Avenue store. 

 

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Mar
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Going Deeper: Working with Difficult Emotions

It's normal (and beautiful) that difficult emotions arise during meditation. The question is: can we make friends with them?

This class is right for you if:

  1. You have some basic meditation experience and are familiar with watching the breath and Metta, OR
  2. You have taken the ABC's of Meditation or Meditation for City Dwellers Series and are looking to go deeper.

Sign up at YogaUnion.com

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Feb
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Heart-to-Heart

An Evening of Learning to Truly Listen to Ourselves and Others with Megan Mook

Too often, we feel hurt because we don't feel heard. We also hurt others by not truly listening.

Listening deeply is a skill, and it is one of the most beautiful and healing practices. In this special event, learn meditation techniques to prepare the heart and mind for true listening and loving presence.

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Jan
23
to Feb 12

THE ABC's of Meditation: 
An Intro/Deeper Learning Course

Take the 4 week course or drop in.   Register here.

This course includes personalized posture tips, recorded meditations, selected readings, and systematic instruction in a variety of meditation techniques to fit specific personalities and goals. Great for brand new beginners and those eager to deepen their practice.

*Please note the class times. They vary slightly week to week. 

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 7-9 p.m.   MEDITATION 101 & POSTURE

There's a lot of information floating around out there. Come learn what meditation is and isn't, and why one size doesn't fit all. Plus, detailed tips on posture.

SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.  FOCUS & AWARENESS

Focus and awareness are two separate skills. Learn the difference and the benefits. And explore techniques that feel natural instead of forced.

SUNDAY, FEB 5, 2-3:30 p.m. SELF COMPASSION

Soften and strengthen the heart through practices that increase self-kindness, awareness, and fortitude.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2:00-3:30 p.m.   COMPASSION FOR OTHERS

In our last class we'll work with beautiful, transformative practices to connect meaningfully with others, without loosing ourselves in the process.

 

 

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Nov
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Talking Turkey While Eating Turkey

A Meditation Workshop With Megan Mook on Talking about the Election with Your (Trump loving?) Family


How can we use meditation to stay open and loving when we feel threatened and angry? This meditation workshop is about listening, loving, and healing the divide that is breaking us apart. It's about doing the inner work as preparation for the outer work — 'cause there's a lot of outer work to do!! This is where the rubber meets the road, y'all. Let's make our hearts strong and loving. 

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Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mental Health Teach-In

Join me for a Post-Election "Mental Health Teach-In" with professors in history and media studies (speaking about nationalism movements, and this election's unique media position), psychiatrists (speaking about the impact on LGBT and marginal communities), meditation (that's me, taking about inner work as a foundation for outer work), and activists talking about how to make activism count.

 

We have been struggling with feelings of shock, fear, betrayal, anger, and futility in the wake of the election. Join us for this mental health teach-in/group processing session that will help to contextualize our responses to the election and provide a supportive space to discuss them. There will be several micro-talks by mental health practitioners and allied professionals followed by Q & A and a larger breakout discussion. Topics will include LGBTQ issues, our relationship to media during the election, the economy of shame, the history of authoritarianism, and compassion/mindful approaches, and integrating the personal and the political. A list of low-cost local mental health resources, online therapeutic resources (workbooks and apps), and resources for meditation/and mindfulness will be made available by the organizer.

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Oct
22
1:30pm 1:30pm

Making Friends with Your Scare-ies

We've all got them, scary monsters in our heads. As kids, they hid under our bed or in the closet. As adults, we keep them wrapped up in our subconscious, and are often caught off guard when they pop up. Come explore the meditative equivalent of turning on the light. It's a lot more fun and less scary than you'd imagine.

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