Sparta Meditation Class

Venue

Sparta Train Creative
30 Station Road, Sparta Township NJ

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June Series

Overcoming Anger

Mondays · 7-8:30pm with Sarah Schaffer

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

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July Series

The Science of Meditation: The Four Noble Truths

Mondays · 7-8:30pm with Sarah Schaffer

 

We like science because it is reproducible, can be proven or disproven, and is based on evidence. Buddhism is an inner science that approaches our inner life in a scientific way. It asks and answers questions such as, “What is the precise cause of a good, happy life?” And, “What are the specific causes of our discomfort, insecurity and anxiety?” “What is the pathway forward?”

The Four Noble Truths, Buddha’s first teachings, are a practical presentation that answers these questions. They explain how discomfort and pain arise, and how to find freedom from suffering.

$10 per person. Drop-ins welcome

Class Dates

Sarah Schaffer

Sarah Schaffer

Sarah is a Teacher at KMC New York where she studies on the Teacher Training Program. 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.