Saratoga Springs Meditation Class

October Series

Habits of Happy People

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm with Charlie Stuart

Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this series, we will explore some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s experience. We will explore several meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and how by carrying these with mindfulness into our day we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Everyone welcome.

$10 per person. Drop-ins welcome

Class Dates & Topics

October 5 Habit 1: Stop Stressful Thoughts

October 12 Habit 2: Start a Meditation Practice

October 19 Habit 3: Don’t Get Angry

October 26 Habit 4: Cultivate Loving-kindness

Meditation Workshop

Accessing Joy and Energy in our Life

Saturday, October 23rd · 2-5pm with Evelyn Williams

These days so many of us are feeling energetically depleted. The good news is, we all have a natural reservoir of pure energy, love, and joy that we can tap into whenever we want.

In this Saturday course, we will explore how, through some powerful meditations and skillful ways of thinking, we can boost our energy and sense of happiness and purpose by tapping into inner resources within our mind.

$20 per person. Drop-ins welcome

Venue

Senior Center
5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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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.

Charlie Stuart

Charlie Stuart

Charlie has been practicing Buddhism for many years and has been helping the Saratoga Springs classes and is now teaching the weekly Tuesday meditations. He is appreciated for his clear, light-hearted, and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never been to a meditation class/workshop before.

I've never been to a meditation class before what should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
How should I dress?
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
Do I need to bring anything?
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend this class?
Yes, our meditation workshops are perfect for everyone. This course, in particular is a great way to begin a meditation practice – no previous experience is necessary.
Do I need to be Buddhist to attend?
No, our meditation workshops are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
What are some benefits of attending meditation classes?
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.