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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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, February 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
Sat, February 24
@ 12 noon
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 meditation experience is needed. Benefits: Can help relieve chronic ailments. Helps relieve stress, anxiety and tension. Brings balance and harmony to the system. Open to all, ages 7 and above. To RSVP, visit InnerEngineering.com/YogaForSuccess or call the library at (718) 984-6670. The Isha F…
Great Kills LibraryAdults,
Families
Sat, February 24
@ 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
Sat, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Isha Foundation: 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. This session offers a simple but powerful practice involving breath and guided meditation to bring stability, balance, and a deep sense of peace, joy and love from within. No prior meditation experience needed. Benefits: Can relieve chronic ailments, relieve stress, anx…
67th Street LibraryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Science of Spirituality: Meditation for Peace and Well-Being
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many Dr’s recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Please join Jim Rose, retired VP, Johnson & Johnson and long time meditator for this engaging and informative worksho…
Webster LibraryAdults
Mon, February 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, February 27
@ 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, February 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Chinese Chi Energy and Meditation #YAatPK
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
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, February 27
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation: Open Your Heart to Oneness
This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. Stand-alone classes led by rotating instructors.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, February 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
Tue, February 27
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 7-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
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 practising Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, March 1
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for Stress Relief
We will explore the use of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought. See how simple, powerful meditation techniques can enrich your life!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults
Sat, March 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, March 3
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation For Relaxation
Meditation For Relaxation presented by the Isha Foundation. This class 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. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online support will be available. No prior meditation experience needed. Please arrive on an empty stomach. No Registration Required Open to Adults 18+
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Mon, March 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, March 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
Tue, March 6
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 7-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, March 7
@ 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
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
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
Huguenot Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 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, March 12
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation for RelaxationRiverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, March 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, March 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, March 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
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 practising Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, March 15
@ 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
Thu, March 15
@ 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
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 15
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for Stress Relief
We will explore the use of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought. See how simple, powerful meditation techniques can enrich your life!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults
Thu, March 15
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle
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 techni…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, March 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
Sat, March 17
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation For Relaxation
Meditation For Relaxation presented by the Isha Foundation. This class 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. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online support will be available. No prior meditation experience needed. Please arrive on an empty stomach. No Registration Required Open to Adults 18+
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Mon, March 19
@ 5 p.m.
Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC, l…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 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, March 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
Tue, March 20
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 7-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, March 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
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 practising Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, March 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
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 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
Sat, March 24
@ 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
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