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.


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

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Eight Steps to Happiness

Thursdays · 7-8:30pm with Evelyn Williams

Move from a sense of isolation to connection. Based on the famous collection of wisdom “Eight Verses of Training the Mind”, the book Eight Steps to Happiness is a sequential presentation of meditations that allow us to develop our love and compassion in accessible and practical ways.

Within this course, we will examine how to practice these meditations amidst our busy life and see how to de-stress, improve our acceptance of ourself and others, and develop the courageous mind of compassion.

$10 per person. Drop-ins welcome

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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.


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.

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

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47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737