Meditation in Sparta, NJ

February Series: Creating Inner Stability and Balance

Mondays · 7-8:30pm with Sarah Shaffer

Tired of the emotional rollercoaster? Emotionally spiking up and down is exhausting. We all desire a balanced mind that is consistently positive, instead of oscillating between excitement and despondency.

This four-week series will provide the answer. Buddhist teachings on finding lasting peace and overcoming dissatisfaction help us create this inner stability and strength we crave. In this series we will look at new ways to relate to the challenges and difficulties of life– not getting what we want, failing to satisfy our desires, and the challenges of getting old and dealing with sickness.

Through learning how to develop a realistic awareness of these challenges and a healthy response to them, our mind will be able to find a real sense of joy. We will not fear the hardships of life, but know how to skillfully navigate them and move our mind to a stable, peaceful place.

Class Dates and Topics:

February 5 – Making a Balanced Life

February 12– Dealing with Dissatisfaction

February 19– How to Stay Positive

February 26– Finding Inner Stability

 

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$10 per person. Drop-ins welcome.

Venue

Sparta Train Creative
30 Station Road, Sparta Township NJ

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Sarah Schaffer

Sarah Schaffer

Sarah is a Teacher at KMC New York where she studies in the Teacher Training Program. She is the main teacher for the Sparta Meditation class. Her teachings are practical and show how we can easily include meditation and Buddha’s timeless advice into daily life.

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Venue

Sparta Train Creative
30 Station Road, Sparta Township NJ

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.