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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 12:15 p.m.
Weekly Meditation with Devi
Developing a meditation practice can be a life changing experience. Meditation can give you the opportunity to relax and unburden your heart and mind of life's challenges of you really understand how to use the practice. The effects can be absolutely profound. This weekly meditation group will be led by long-time meditator and Huffington Post contributor, Devi Sawh. Devi has been meditating for over 22 years. Learn more about the benefits and how to develop an effective meditation practice i…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Thu, March 30
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation to be Serene
In this fast-paced world, we are all seeking greater peace, calm and centeredness. The question is, how to achieve it? Meditation is a simple, very effective technique that can help us gain the serenity we are searching for. When we are able to quiet our thoughts, we begin to realize we are more than just our body and mind- we are able to tap into something eternal that is inside us- that is our true self. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this engaging program.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation to be Serene
In this fast-paced world, we are all seeking greater peace, calm and centeredness. The question is, how to achieve it? Meditation is a simple, very effective technique that can help us gain the serenity we are searching for. When we are able to quiet our thoughts, we begin to realize we are more than just our body and mind- we are able to tap into something eternal that is inside us- that is our true self. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this engaging program.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Sat, April 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, April 1
@ 12 noon
Mindful Meditation
As part of Parkchester Library’s Healthy Saturdays series, we will be watching a video on Mindful Mediation. In the video, UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 3
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart
Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. Elena Zelenina is a meditation teacher, personal coach, art therapist, and artist. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. She was trained and certified to teach meditation in India She has conducted classes and workshops in the US, Russia and India. She is the author of "Arts To The Rescue." She has been t…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation for a Peaceful and Healthy Life
People, all over the world, are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle. Scientific studies have shown that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn reduces the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Please join Jim Rose, long time meditator, for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to incorporate a simple, y…
Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral LibraryAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart
Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. Elena Zelenina is a meditation teacher, personal coach, art therapist, and artist. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. She was trained and certified to teach meditation in India She has conducted classes and workshops in the US, Russia and India. She is the author of "Arts To The Rescue." She has been t…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 10 a.m.
MS Support
This free group will be professionally-led by and will focus on learning meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques for Multiple Sclerosis wellness. The group offers an opportunity for participants to openly share personal experiences and coping strategies with others who may be experiencing similar life situations.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Fri, April 14
@ 2 p.m.
Health Information
Meditation for Stress Relief
Learn the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Simple, yet powerful meditation techniques that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, and spiritually will be presented. Takes place in the Second Floor Classroom
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 15
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, April 18
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, April 20
@ 1 p.m.
A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Twice a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, April 24
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, April 25
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
After Hours Book Discussion; Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
Join us for a lively evening discussion of Hillbilly Elegy, by JD Vance. (Please note: the author will not be in attendance.) "A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country." (From the publisher)
Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 10 a.m.
MS Support
This free group will be professionally-led by and will focus on learning meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques for Multiple Sclerosis wellness. The group offers an opportunity for participants to openly share personal experiences and coping strategies with others who may be experiencing similar life situations.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 2 p.m.
Health Information
Meditation for A More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Many doctors recommend meditation to their patients. Those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Learn to incorporate a simple yet powerful technique into your life. Takes place in the Second Floor Classroom
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 16
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Metamorphosis | James Welling, Quentin Bajac, Robert Robert Slifkin | An Art Bo
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED To celebrate the release of his new monograph, Metamorphosis, photographer James Welling is joined by Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, and Robert Slifkin, Professor of Fine Arts at New York University, to examine highlights from four decades of work and discuss his first survey show, currently on view at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium and traveling to Kunstforum Wien in May. Emerging out of the “Picture G…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, May 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, May 30
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, June 1
@ 4 p.m.
Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation
Too often incessant stress, distraction, and constant challenges leave us worn out and worn down. Many of us assume there is no way out of this and resign ourselves to an uninspired and unfulfilling life. Meditation can be the key that unlocks the inner doorway to a life of deep and lasting inner happiness. In this workshop we will learn a simple yet highly effective method to help still our restless mind and achieve a state of lasting happiness. Experience for yourself how meditation can cha…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 6
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wed, June 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, June 8
@ 10 a.m.
MS Support
This free group will be professionally-led by and will focus on learning meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques for Multiple Sclerosis wellness. The group offers an opportunity for participants to openly share personal experiences and coping strategies with others who may be experiencing similar life situations.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 5:30 p.m.
Lead a More Positive and Fulfilling life With Meditation
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is now recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Experience for yourself how meditation can change your life. Join Jim Rose, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops. Come learn a simple meditation technique that can be used daily…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
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