Open to all levels. By donation.
Dharma Gatherings (DG), Open Meditation (OM) and Learn to Meditate (LTM)
Nov. 23 DG, Derek Kolleeny, “Appearance and Emptiness: Why can’t they just get along?”
Also on November 23rd: Derek Kolleeny will be available at 12:15pm for meditation instruction. There is no need to sign up, just show up. We will meet in a small, group discussion format in the upstairs yoga studio.
Nov. 30 CLOSED – Thanksgiving Weekend
Dec. 7 DG, Robert Chender “Working With Difficult Emotions”
Also on December 7th (12:15pm): Reading course on “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma” – Volume Three
Dec. 14 OM and LTM, Gene Bobker Spieler
Dec. 21 DG, Robert Chender, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year – – so how can I get happier?”
Also on December 21st: Jane Kolleeny will be available at 12:15pm for meditation instruction. There is no need to sign up, just show up. We will meet in a small, group discussion format in the upstairs yoga studio.
CLOSED until Jan. 11th
Jan. 11 OM and LTM
Sunday mornings alternate each week between Dharma Gatherings (DG), Open Meditation (OM) and Learn to Meditate (LTM).
Dharma Gatherings begin with 30 minutes of sitting practice, followed by a teaching and discussion.
Open Meditation consists of 2 full hours of practice, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief teaching or reading. After the 1st hour of meditaton, this group with be joined by those who have been receiving meditation instruction in another room, and everyone will practice together for the 2nd hour of the morning.
Learn to Meditate meetings offer a full hour of instruction for people new to the practice, or for those who would like a refresher. This instruction is offered at the same time as Open Meditation, but in a separate room. After this hour, the group will join the Open Meditation gathering for the 2nd hour of the morning.
All programs conclude with tea, cookies and conversation. Meditation cushions are provided.
Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533 | (Northwest corner, entrance is adjacent to the river) map & directions
Sundays from 12:15 – 2:15 pm. (Starting December 7th.)
On December 7th, we will begin our study of Volume Three of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, “The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness”. Due to the sheer length of this Volume, we anticipate that it will take us at least 20 weeks to cover the material. Therein lies the reason for the cost listed above, as there will be two 10-week segments. All who have participated in the courses on the first two Volumes are welcome to register. For others of you who are interested in joining, please be in touch with John Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Derek Kolleeny, email@example.com.
Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Northwest corner, entrance is adjacent to the river.
Volunteering at the Center
We are seeking volunteers. Learn more
In the Buddhist tradition, one valuable way to express ones involvement and commitment to dharma practice is through voluntary commitment. The Volunteer/ Rota Committee would like to invite you to help us keep the Sunday morning at EFH space in order, greet and make newcomers welcome, and create the environment/container for our practice and socializing. This includes set up of cushions and chairs and (you would need to arrive at 9:30 am), tea and cookie reception set up including pick up at Red Barn and clean up, (finishing by 12 pm at the latest). This is not at all difficult, involves little cleaning, and we would love to have your participation! Wednesday evenings simply require set-up of cushions.
We also need Umdzes/ Timekeepers from among our more experienced practitioners, who are also willing to help set-up and clean-up.
The delicious pastries that we have at our Sunday reception are donated by The Red Barn Bakery.
Please patronize this wonderful establishment, which is located just around the corner at 4 South Astor Street, Irvington.