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Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
7:30am daily
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
5:45pm daily
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Sep 1 - Dec 31
fall
7:30am daily
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Sep 1 - Jan 1
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5:45pm daily
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Sep 14
fall
5:30pm18 - 0once
Saving the Fire: A Special Mindfulness Mini-Retreat for 20's + 30's
Jean Cocteau was asked, "If your house was on fire, what would be the one thing you would save?" "The fire," he replied. We all have disasters, upheavals, traumas, and "fires" in our lives. Mindfulness is a transformative tool for understanding how these fires can be the deepest teachers in our lives, helping us relate to ourselves and others with greater ease, compassion, and wisdom. This mini retreat will provide an introduction to mindfulness and sitting and walking meditation. Most of the afternoon will be spent in silent practice. Co–sponsored by the NYU Center for Spiritual Life. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Sep 21
fall
2pm once
Train Your Brain, For Happiness and More
Science now tells us we can train our brain through easy-to-do games and exercises, and millions seem to agree, as people flock to training websites and offline practices like mindfulness. How might this work for you? ABC News co-anchor Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier, explores this subject with Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and author with Sharon Begley of The Emotional Life of Your Brain. This evening is presented by our friends at mindful.org and co-sponsored by The Garrison Institute. Dr. Richard J. Davidson is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is involved in research on the impact that training children and adults in healthy qualities of the mind, such as compassion, altruism, forgiveness, mindulness and well-being, has on emotional reactivity, the quality of attention, and on the brain itself. Dan Harris is a co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Dan regularly reports for 20/20 and World News with Diane Sawyer. His book has been on the NY Times bestseller list and Dan was recently here at the JCC to talk about his "skeptical journey" with his friends and teachers, Sharon Salzberg, Mark Epstein and Joseph Goldstein. A podcast of that program can be found on the JCC website. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Tue, Sep 30
fall
7pm once
Want to Learn about Meditation?
We've set aside time just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Oct 6
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7pm18 - 0once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Oct 12
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5:30pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. If you cannot make either orientation and want to sign up for the class, please let us know. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in priva (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
fall
7pm weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. If you cannot make either orientation and want to sign up for the class, please let us know. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in priva (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 18
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9:30am weekly
Effective Communication: The Power of Empathy
With Martin Epstein Do you wish you could communicate with others in a way that provides real understanding, connection, and empathy? Is it difficult to ask for what you want? Are you stressed by the way you relate with your partner, family, friends, boss, work colleagues? Learn skills that can help you quickly experience and implement a real conversation that is empathic and connecting. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Oct 30
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Mindfulness Meditation and ADHD: How Does It Help?
Dr. Mark Bertin ADHD can affect quality of life in so many ways–increased stress levels, struggles at school and work, and challenges in personal relationships. New research has indicated that stress reduction techniques based on mindfulness meditation may provide long-lasting help by improving executive function and attention, reducing stress, promoting cognitive flexibility in problem solving, and fostering emotional well-being. Dr. Bertin is author of The Family ADHD Solution. Co–sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23
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7pm18 - 0once
Mindful Parenting for Special Needs Families
Dr. Mark Bertin Dedicating the time to take care of yourself as a parent by building your stress management skills profoundly benefits both you and your family. Mindfulness is an evidence- based technique that facilitates overall well-being, cognitive flexibility, and communication skills, and is a proactive way to address the effects of stress on yourself and your children. Dr. Mark Bertin is a board-certified developmental behavioral pediatrician. Please carefully note the dates for this class. Co–sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 30 - Dec 16
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7pm18 - 0custom
Get a Good Night's Sleep
There are few things more stressful and unnerving than the inability to sleep. Now is the time to find the relief you've been looking for. Bernice Todres has been helping people use the techniques of mindfulness meditation to address this critical issue for many years. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Nov 6
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7pm18 - 0once
Change Your Brain With Meditation
Meditation is one of the few activities that can actually create new neural connections, improve brain function, and activate the "happy" areas of the brain. In this experiential class, beginners and pros alike will benefit from practicing three different types of meditation: guided meditation, yoga based meditation, and mindfulness meditation. Part of The Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Sun, Nov 9
fall
1:30pm18 - 0once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken one of our classes in MBSR? Join us once a month to practice your skills and check in with the group about your successes and challenges. No one turned away for lack of funds. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Nov 9
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5:30pm18 - 0once
Learning to Move through Life's Seasons with Joy and Grace
Lucia McBee and Elana Rosenbaum All of us are subject to aging, illness, loss and separation, and death. How we greet and meet these challenges affects the ways we live our lives. Through reflection, dialogic investigation, story-telling, and writing, we will examine our relationship to life's challenges, finding ways to celebrate the wonder of our being in this present moment, no matter what circumstances exist. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothing. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Nov 16
fall
9:30am once
Want to Learn about Meditation?
We've set aside time just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Thu, Nov 20
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7pm18 - 0once
The Zen of Building and Maintaining a Meditation Practice with Nancy O'Hara
Join this author, teacher, and Zen life coach to learn how to establish and maintain a daily practice—your key to serenity. Sitting in silence, walking meditation, mindful listening, spiritual literature, and sharing experience are all part of the sessions. For beginners or experienced meditators, everyone is welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Nov 24 - Dec 15
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7:30pm18 - 0weekly
Living the Life of Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Yoel Glick
At the heart of the meditative life is our daily practice—the key to transforming our consciousness and lifting us from the finite to the Infinite. Explore the five categories of meditation techniques: stilling the mind, visualization, concentration, mantra chanting, and contemplation, and the inner processes that they set into motion. Jerusalem-based Yoel Glick is the director of Daat Elyon, an online center for spiritual training. This workshop is in honor of his new book, Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice and Experience. Co-sponsored by the New Shul. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Sun, Dec 7
fall
2pm once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken one of our classes in MBSR? Join us once a month to practice your skills and check in with the group about your successes and challenges. No one turned away for lack of funds. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Dec 14
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5:30pm18 - 0once
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