Albany Meditation

If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances. By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of external circumstances. Each class consists of guided meditation, teachings, and time for Q&A. Everyone is welcome to drop in to any or all classes regardless of experience.

Venue

Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany: Room B8
405 Washington Ave. Albany, NY

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May Series

Dealing with Difficult Emotions

Thursdays · 7-8:30pm with Evelyn Williams

Overwhelmed by your feelings? Buddhist psychology offers a time-tested, powerful and healthy approach to dealing with painful, challenging emotions. Each week, we will apply these methods to states like craving, anger, and self-hatred. First, we need to recognize them, learn how they work, and accept ourselves for where we are. Next, we can disempower them using special meditations. Finally, we can envision and even experience a state of total freedom and release, having transcended these difficult emotions.

$10 per person. Drop-ins welcome

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June Series

Overcoming Anger

Thursdays · 7-8:30pm with Evelyn Williams

Everyone gets angry. Whether it is some minor irritation or annoyance up to intense rage, some form of non-acceptance towards our life’s circumstances rises up once in a while. Even though this is common, anger in all its various forms ends up causing more harm than good. It solves nothing–anything accomplished under the name of anger can more productively be accomplished through patience, love, and compassion. In addition, it makes us unhappy, irrational and erratic, and hard to be around for others. Take a healthy approach to deal with the emotions related to anger through using Buddhist meditation. You can learn how to clearly identify anger and distinguish yourself from it, so you can be hard on anger while still being kind to yourself. Finally, by using different meditative strategies, you can uproot and let go of it altogether.

$10 per person. Drop-ins welcome

Class Dates

Evelyn Williams

Evelyn Williams

Through her many years of practice and meditative experience, Evelyn has developed a special understanding of Kadampa Buddhism. With an insightful approach and peaceful heart, Evelyn shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that directly touches the hearts of listeners.

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What to expect

Guided Meditation
Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.
 
Short Talk
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.

Concluding Meditation
To finish the class, we will engage in another meditation based on the teaching that was given.

Contact Us

Phone

(845) 856-9000
9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737