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Uncovering the Brilliant Light of the Soul: The Jewish Ethical Practice of Mussar
Gary Shaffer Mussar is a traditional, Jewish approach to spiritual insight and practical self-Improvement. It aims to bridge the gap between intellect and emotions, and establish new bases for personal actions and interpersonal relations. This course includes an introduction to mussar and 4 interactive classes focusing on some of its transformational teachings. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, Jun 12 - Jul 24
spring
7:15pm weekly
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
7:30am daily
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
5:45pm daily
Mindfulness of Emotions
The journey of mindfulness is a journey of "heartfulness." As we travel this path, we may be surprised and confused by the depth and richness of the emotional landscapes we encounter. Rather than indicating that we have lost our way, becoming mindful of emotions can serve as a gateway to deepening wisdom and compassion. Prior meditation experience is recommended. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Wed, Jul 9 - Aug 13
summer
7pm weekly
Obstacles to Meditation Practice: The Five Hindrances
In our practice we often encounter habitual mental patterns that hinder our ability to stay present and prevent the mind from seeing clearly. Learn how to skillfully work with and understand these obstacles as they arise in both formal meditation and in our daily lives. Prior meditation experience recommended. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 14
summer
10am weekly
Fundamental Techniques of Mindfulness
This course offers you four weeks of learning about and practicing some of the fundamental tools of mindfulness designed to help reduce stress (anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, etc.) Adapted from the classic eight-week MBSR program, the class includes some gentle yoga and self-inquiry work. PLEASE NOTE:Due to unexpected circumstances, these classes will now begin on July 17th. The teacher for the morning class will now be Patrick Briody, and for the evening session the teacher will be Cory Muscara. If you have any questions call Susie at 6464.505.5726. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 17 - Jul 31
summer
10am weekly
Fundamental Techniques of Mindfulness
This course offers you four weeks of learning about and practicing some of the fundamental tools of mindfulness designed to help reduce stress (anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, etc.) Adapted from the classic eight-week MBSR program, the class includes some gentle yoga and self-inquiry work. PLEASE NOTE:Due to unexpected circumstances, these classes will now begin on July 17th. The teacher for the morning class will now be Patrick Briody, and for the evening session the teacher will be Cory Muscara. If you have any questions call Susie at 6464.505.5726. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Jul 17 - Jul 31
summer
7pm weekly
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a practitioner. Plan to be here ready to start at 6:15pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
6:15pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm apppointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
7pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
7:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like an 8pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
8pm once
NEW! Summer in the City: A Five-Day Non-Residential Intensive in Mindfulness
Enrich your summer by taking the time to immerse yourself in this wonderful course. Based on the MBSR program, you will learn formal mindfulness practices and engage in the cultivation of kind, curious, and patient responses to the stresses of daily life. To enhance the retreat experience, your registration includes a pass to the JCC gym and pool so that you can add movement to your daily experience. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Aug 17 - Aug 22
summer
6:30pm custom
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this full eight-week course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections.For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her enounters with clients. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
fall
7pm weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this full eight-week course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections.For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her enounters with clients. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 18
fall
9:30am weekly
Change Your Brain With Meditation
Meditation is one of the few activities that can actually create new neural connections, improve brain function, and activate the "happy" areas of the brain. In this experiential class, beginners and pros alike will benefit from practicing three different types of meditation: guided meditation, yoga based meditation, and mindfulness meditation. Part of The Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Sun, Nov 9
fall
1:30pm18 - 0once
5:30am
10:30pm
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