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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation Hour
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be tough and stressful on the mind. Escape the stress and frustrations of your daily routine during an hour of guided meditation. Meditation can help quiet the mind or help you embark on your own spiritual journey. Come in comfortable clothing.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Yoga for Beginners
Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential. These practices or technologies for well being are based on the science of Upa Yoga, which is oriented towards physical and psychological benefits. These practices include invigorating physical postures, breathing methods and meditation. Benefits of the program: Enhanced focus, memory and productivity,Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health,Enhan…
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 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 28
@ 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
Mon, April 30
@ 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, May 1
@ 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 3
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation For Healthy Living
Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC who has been meditating for many years as she discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. She will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. In this presentation, you will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple techniqu…
Bloomingdale Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 5
@ 10:15 a.m.
Meditation Hour
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be tough and stressful on the mind. Escape the stress and frustrations of your daily routine during an hour of guided meditation. Meditation can help quiet the mind or help you embark on your own spiritual journey. Come in comfortable clothing.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, May 5
@ 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, May 7
@ 2 p.m.
Reducing Stress Through Meditation
The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC as she discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. She will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 7
@ 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, May 8
@ 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 8
@ 6 p.m.
Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises
Tompkins Square Library presents a new program Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises Tuesdays, April 10th and 24th May 8th and 22th 6-7PM Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? The quality and use of the voice is a fundamental factor in life. It could even contribute to the success of our chosen career. This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing the…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Sat, May 12
@ 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, May 12
@ 12:30 p.m.
Meditation for Relaxation
This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind. No prior mediation experience needed. Benefits: Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve stress, anxiety and tension. Brings balance and harmony to the system. Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and visionary. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Mon, May 14
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation in the 21st Century - Why it Matters Even More
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Now more than ever in today’s modern world with all the stresses, meditation is needed more than ever. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life. Jim Rose is a long time meditator and has been speaking on the topic over 30 years. Join him for this power…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, May 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation for RelaxationRiverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 14
@ 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, May 15
@ 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 16
@ 12 noon
Living Life with Meditation
Stressed? Tired? Renew your energy levels with meditation. Learn how to relax with meditation.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Sat, May 19
@ 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, May 19
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation for Relaxation
Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential. These practices or technologies for well being are based on the science of Upa Yoga, which is oriented towards physical and psychological benefits. These practices include invigorating physical postures, breathing methods and meditation. Benefits of the program: Enhanced focus, memory and productivity, Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health,…
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Mon, May 21
@ 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, May 22
@ 4 p.m.
Chinese Chi Energy and Meditation
Chinese Chi energy aligns breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. It cultivates focus, patience, persistence for teens. This program will help teens to cultivate a smooth mind and spiritual concentration. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese
Morningside HeightsTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 22
@ 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 22
@ 6 p.m.
Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises
Tompkins Square Library presents Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises Tuesdays, April 10th and 24th May 8th and 22th 6-7PM Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? The quality and use of the voice is a fundamental factor in life. It could even contribute to the success of our chosen career. This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciat…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Fri, May 25
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation Hour
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be tough and stressful on the mind. Escape the stress and frustrations of your daily routine during an hour of guided meditation. Meditation can help quiet the mind or help you embark on your own spiritual journey. Come in comfortable clothing.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 29
@ 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, June 2
@ 11 a.m.
Yoga for beginners
Isha Yoga for Beginners In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system . No prior experience with yoga is necesary. Please bring a yoga mat , towel , and arrive on a empty stomach. Free and open to all . Limited to 12 participants. Registration is required. You can register at the 2nd floor information desk or call 212-621-0619.…
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults
Tue, June 5
@ 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, June 5
@ 6 p.m.
Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises
Tompkins Square Library presents Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises Tuesdays, June 5th and 19th 6-7PM Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? The quality and use of the voice is a fundamental factor in life. It could even contribute to the success of our chosen career. This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciation. During each clas…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Tue, June 12
@ 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, June 16
@ 12:30 p.m.
Meditation for Relaxation
This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind. No prior mediation experience needed. Benefits: Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve stress, anxiety and tension. Brings balance and harmony to the system. Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and visionary. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, June 19
@ 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, June 19
@ 6 p.m.
Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises
Tompkins Square Library presents Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises Tuesdays, June 5th and 19th 6-7PM Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? The quality and use of the voice is a fundamental factor in life. It could even contribute to the success of our chosen career. This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciation. During each clas…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Tue, June 26
@ 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
Mon, July 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases 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 Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC and long time meditator, for this informative workshop. Learn to incorporate a simple y…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, July 21
@ 12:30 p.m.
Meditation for Relaxation
This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind. No prior mediation experience needed. Benefits: Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve stress, anxiety and tension. Brings balance and harmony to the system. Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and visionary. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Wed, July 25
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a book discussion of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. From the back cover: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a proces…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, September 29
@ 3 p.m.
Yoga for Beginners
Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential. These practices or technologies for well being are based on the science of Upa Yoga, which is oriented towards physical and psychological benefits. These practices include invigorating physical postures, breathing methods and meditation. Benefits of the program: Enhanced focus, memory and productivity, Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health,…
Morris Park LibraryAdults