Tuesday Meditation Series: Courageously Facing Change and Impermanence

Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 7pm to 8:30pm
at Jewel Heart Center

Our next meditation series will start on Tuesday, February 6. Buddhism teaches that everything is constantly changing moment by moment, that there is nothing that stays static even for a second. Although we probably agree with this idea intellectually, we are still shocked when an unwanted and unexpected change happens. We either blame others, giving in to anger, contempt, and cynicism, or ourselves, falling into depression. In this new series, we will contemplate change, become familiar with it, and cultivate courage. Realizing that it is our reaction to change that creates most of our suffering, we will train in using change for developing our spiritual practice and good heart.

This series incorporates advice and practices to use between sessions, and we’ll check in on our experiences each week. It is most beneficial to attend the entire series, although one may also attend individual sessions.

Dates, Time, and Topics:

Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30pm:
February 6: Acknowledging change
February 13: Accepting change
February 20: Using change to develop
February 27: Becoming part of change, led by Ven. Amy Miller

Location:

Jewel Heart Center, 260 West Broadway, NYC 10013

Directions: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.
Subway Transportation: 1 to Franklin St.; A, C, E to Canal St.; N, R to Canal St

Suggested Donation:

Fee: $10 per session, Shantideva Meditation Members: $9 per session
Funds go directly to help cover the cost of space rental and administrative expenses.

Registration:

No registration necessary.

About the Facilitators:

Ven. Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche. She has directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat as well as many shorter ones. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.

Ven. Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT.

Other facilitators have a background in facilitating meditations and have studied the Dharma for more than five years. For more information regarding the meditation facilitators, please contact Spiritual Program Coordinator Arnaud: email hidden; JavaScript is required.