Please note that there will be evening meditation on November 12th and December 3rd.
Mindfulness meditation can be defined as learning to bring our attention to the present moment by focusing on our breath and simply seeing what arises without bias or judgement. When attention wanders, and we notice, we simply return our attention to the breath.
The benefit of this practice is that we become more synchronized in body and mind, and begin to relate to our world in a less distracted and more wakeful way. By returning our attention to the present, we can actually cut through accumulation of stress and anxiety and develop clarity, strength, and stability in our everyday lives.
Tibet House’s introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars).
Attendance at previous sessions is not required. Meditation floor mats & traditional western chairs are provided and no special clothing or equipment is necessary.
Suggested donation: $10 (at the door)
Beej Christie Karpen is a Certified Life Coach (NYU), MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher (Brown University and University of Massachusetts Medical School) and meditation teacher, currently assisting David Nichtern on his teacher trainings. Beej took her Buddhist vows through the Shambhala lineage. An intuitive teacher/healer, Beej teaches hundreds of classes per year at various corporations and institutions. In her private coaching practice she uses mindfulness as well as hypnotherapy, somatic experiencing, and Shamanic Reiki to heal past and present stress, trauma, and addictive patterns, guiding clients into a more easeful way of being. In her other life, Beej plays the oboe professionally and is one of only a handful of people who have sung on stage and played in the orchestra pits for Broadway shows.