Sunday Meditation Group

View Fall Schedule below


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WHEN & WHERE

Sundays (10 - 12 PM)

Location: (EF) Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

Directions: Northwest corner, entrance is adjacent to the river. See below to view map and directions.

By donation. Open to all.

ABOUT THE MEETINGS

Sunday mornings alternate each week between Dharma Gatherings (DG), Open Meditation (OM) and Learn to Meditate (LTM).

Dharma Gatherings (DG) begin with 30 minutes of sitting practice, followed by a dharma talk and discussion. A brief introduction to the meditation technique is provided for those that want it in a separate room upstairs at 10 am.

Open Meditation (OM) consists of 2 full hours of practice, with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief reading.

Learn to Meditate (LTM) meetings offer a very detailed (1-1.5 hour) presentation on the practice for those who are new to it, or for those who would like a refresher. This instruction is offered at the same time as Open Meditation, but in a separate room, upstairs.  At the end of this instruction, the group will join the Open Meditation gathering for the remainder of the morning.

All programs conclude with refreshments and conversation. Meditation cushions are provided.


SUNDAY SCHEDULE, FALL 2017

EF=Eileen Fisher Headquarters

DG = Dharma Gathering; OM = Open Meditation; LTM = Learn to Meditate

FDTNS = Foundations Course: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha; YTDP = Advanced Course: Yeshe Tsogyal Dakini Principle Course

Morning meetings (10 am - Noon); Afternoon Courses (12:30 - 2:30 pm)

OCTOBER

Oct. 8 EF Sunday DG – Derek, The Fundamental Premise of Buddhism-How we Know what we Know, Part One

Oct. 15 EF Sunday OM & LTM – Gene

Oct. 22 EF Sunday DG – John, Mindfulness meditation:  reclaiming our lives… and so much more

Oct. 29 EF Sunday OM & LTM – Derek

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SAVE THE DATE!

SPECIAL GUEST JUDY LIEF

Sunday November 5

Dharma Gathering Talk with Judy Lief: "Finding Balance in Challenging Times"

At Eileen Fisher Headquarters.

This morning gathering will be an opportunity to explore Buddhist teachings on how to restore balance in challenging times. We will look into the many ways in which we are thrown off balance and how we can face the many challenges of daily life with greater insight and ease.

Donation optional

 

NOVEMBER

Nov. 3 TBD Friday First Talk of Milarepa Program or Ngondro Group Meeting (TBD)

Nov. 4 TBD Saturday Program with Judy Lief:  "Perseverance and Transformation: Milarepa’s Poetic Journey"

Nov. 5 EF Sunday DG – Judy Lief, "Finding Balance in Challenging Times"

Nov. 12 EF Sunday OM & LTM – Gene

Nov. 19 EF Sunday DG – John, Egolessness (there is no “I”) is a key Buddhist teaching. How can this be????

Nov. 26 EF Sunday Closed for Thanksgiving

 

DECEMBER

Dec. 3 EF Sunday DG – Cultivating Certainty that Changes our Behavior-How we know what we Know, Part Two

Dec. 10 EF Sunday OM & LTM – Jane

Dec. 17 EF Sunday DG – Jane, Finding the light-heartedness in loss YTDP Course - John

Dec. 24 EF Sunday Closed for Winter Holidays

Dec. 31 EF Sunday Closed for Winter Holidays



PREVIOUS DATES

Sep. 10 EF Sunday DG – Jane, Opening to the virtues and perils of fear

  • YTDP Course - Derek

Sep. 17 EF Sunday OM & LTM – Derek

2017 SPRING SCHEDULE

Mar 5: OM & LTM – Jane Kolleeny

Mar 12:  DG – Derek Kolleeny, Derek Kolleeny “Patience: Bravery, Emptiness and the Junction of Virtue, Wisdom and Compassion"”

Mar. 19: OM & LTM – Gene Bobker

Mar. 26:  DG – Jane, “Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward”

April 2: OM & LTM – Derek Kolleeny

Apr 9 DG – Derek Kolleeny, "Loneliness and Fear of the Known: Where Mind, Breath and Space Meet"

Apr 16: Closed for Easter

Apr 23: DG – John Baker, “The Logic of the Tibetan Vajrayana Path, from Beginning to End”

Apr 30: OM & LTM – Jane Kolleeny

May 7: DG – Jane Kolleeny, “The Profound Importance of Communication”

May 14: Closed for Mother’s Day

May 21: DG – Derek Kolleeny, "Alternative Facts, Alternative Realities: Stages in the Understanding, Realization and Experience of Emptiness"

May 28: Closed for Memorial Day

June 4: DG – John Baker, "What is 'shunyata', often translated “emptiness” or 'voidness'?  And why is tantra often given the sobriquet, 'The Path of Bliss'?" -- PLEASE NOTE! NEW LOCATION FOR THIS DATE. SEE BELOW

June 11: OM & LTM – Gene Bobker

June 18: Closed for Father’s Day

June 25: OM & LTM – Gene Bobker

July 2: Closed for Independence Day

July 9: OM & LTM – Derek Kolleeny (Please note: We will meet at Aligned Center on this date since Eileen Fisher Headquarters is being used.  Aligned Center, 1 Bridge Street, Suite 64, Irvington, 10533 NY)

July 16: DG – Jane Kolleeny, Love is an emergent property of paying attention”

July 23: OM & LTM – Gene

July 30: Derek Kolleeny, "The patient endurance of the uncreated: where virtue, wisdom and compassion meet"

SUMMER BREAK UNTIL SEPTEMBER 10, 2017


LOCATION

Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

MAP & DIRECTIONS: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

As you face the river, the entrance is on your left, on the northwest corner of the building.

1. From Route 9, turn onto Main Street, Irvington. Continue down hill (west) towards the train station.
2. Turn right on N. Ashton
3. Turn left on Bridge Street, continue on to River Street
4. Eileen Fisher’s space occupies the 2nd brick building. Turn right into Second Parking Lot
5. Enter Eileen Fisher – Door facing River

For those who walk from the Irvington train station.  As you face the river, it is the second large building on your left.  You enter from the river side, with your back to the river as you go through the door.

 

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