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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, May 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Falun Dafa Meditation & Exercise Class
Join us at the Yorkville Library to know more about Falun Dafa. You will learn: Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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
Sat, June 3
@ 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, June 3
@ 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, June 5
@ 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, June 6
@ 4 p.m.
Falun Dafa Meditation & Exercise Class
Join us at the Yorkville Library to know more about Falun Dafa. You will learn: Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 6
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart
This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. Stand-alone classes led by rotating instructors.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
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
Thu, June 8
@ 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
Fri, June 9
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Happiness Through Meditation
Too often, stress, distraction, and constant challenges can leave us fatigued. Meditation can be the key that unlocks the inner door to a life of deep and lasting happiness. This workshop will demonstrate a simple yet highly effective method to help still our restless thoughts and achieve a state of mindfulness. Experience for yourself how meditation can change your life. Join Dr. Andrew Vidich, an educator, author and international speaker who has been meditating for over 40 years for this pow…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, June 10
@ 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, June 12
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
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
Mon, June 12
@ 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, June 13
@ 4 p.m.
Falun Dafa Meditation & Exercise Class
Join us at the Yorkville Library to know more about Falun Dafa. You will learn: Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 13
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart
This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. Stand-alone classes led by rotating instructors.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, June 13
@ 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 14
@ 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
Sat, June 17
@ 10 a.m.
A Day of Mindfulness
There will be an emphasis on mindfulness (a focus on now) with some interest in meditation (a focus on breath.) Mindfulness meditation opens a door to greater appreciation of life in the moment. The day will include 20 minute periods for practicing breath meditation, walking meditation, learning to focus on the present through the body, mindfulness of sound, and many other aspects of mindfulness. The emphasis is on learning to be present for two really different reasons. One, in order to exper…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, June 17
@ 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, June 19
@ 12 noon
Film Screening: I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
"A stirring meditation about being black in America...Left me feeling utterly raw and stripped bare, a witness at last to authentic American history.” I Am Not Your Negro (2017, PG-13) is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. This recently-released film adaptation of an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin confronts the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of Baldwin's close friends Medgar Ev…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Mon, June 19
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, June 19
@ 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, June 20
@ 4 p.m.
Falun Dafa Meditation & Exercise Class
Join us at the Yorkville Library to know more about Falun Dafa. You will learn: Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 20
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart
This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. Stand-alone classes led by rotating instructors.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, June 20
@ 5 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 chang…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Tue, June 20
@ 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 21
@ 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 22
@ 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, June 24
@ 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, June 26
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, June 26
@ 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, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Falun Dafa Meditation & Exercise Class
Join us at the Yorkville Library to know more about Falun Dafa. You will learn: Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 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 28
@ 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
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