How to Meditate Series with Melanie Ryan

A 6 week series: Jan. 14th, 24th, 31st, Feb. 7th, 14th and 28th

Wednesdays: 10:30am-12:00pm

Registration: $210 

To Register: Call 914-260-1696 or email

*Limited to 8 students

This six-week workshop style course will be based upon the book “HOW TO MEDITATE,” by Ani Pema Chödron.

It will consist of guided meditation instruction, practice, presentations, questions and discussion. This course will provide the key foundations to a genuine meditation practice, including:

  • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness;

  • How moments of difficulty can become doorways to awakening and love;

  • The key points of "shamatha" (or calm abiding meditation) which is the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises;

  • How thoughts and emotions released in meditation can be experienced as opportunities for opening further instead of as obstacles;

  • Receive email and support during and after the series is completed;

  • This course is a Pre-requisite for Part 2;

  • Book sold separately at The Center Bookstore.

Melanie Ryan is a Buddhist Meditation Teacher on faculty at Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, in the lineage of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She has taught for over 10 years to individuals, teens, business professionals, therapists and educators. Melanie is also Owner and Founder of The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco, NY where she teaches and has a private practice.

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