Sunday Meditation Group
View Fall Schedule below
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)
Dec. 10 EF Sunday OM & LTM – Jane Kolleeny - WBC’s signature program “Learn to Meditate”; Open Extended Meditation session downstairs.
- YTDP Course - Derek
- Fdtn Course: Walking in The Footsteps of the Buddha Course Series - Jane
Dec. 17 EF Sunday DG – John Baker: Self-doubt: the Buddhist Version of Original Sin"
- Fdtn Course: Walking in The Footsteps of the Buddha Course Series, Segment 2 ends – Gene
Dec. 24 & Dec. 31 EF Sunday Closed for Winter Holidays
Winter break until we reconvene on January 7th with our Learn to Meditate program and Open Meditation
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
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.
View weekly schedule for all Meditation Groups >
PLEASE NOTE: No meetings on major holidays or in seriously inclement weather. Sign up to our newsletter here to stay updated!