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Meet others interested in meditation near you! Learn how to meditate or deepen your current meditation practice. Our weekly meetings are on a drop in basis and we have a really nice group of people attending regularly. Please check out our message board (https://www.meetup.com/Sparta-Meditation-Group/messages/boards/) to see our meditation topics in previous weeks.

A trademark of the meditations we emphasize is the ease in which they can be used both “on the cushion” and in our daily lives. Each meeting will include practical, guided meditation, and a talk on how to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life and how to increase mental and physical well-being. There will also be plenty of time to discuss the ideas presented.

Although the meditations and talks are based on Kadampa Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this group. Kadampa Buddhism stresses a spiritual path of individual transformation and to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. Everyone is welcome!

These group meetings are based out of Kadampa Meditation Center New York, located in Glen Spey, NY. For more information visit http://www.kadampanewyork.org

We hope to meet you soon!

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Daily Meditations for Modern Day Life: WHAT IS MODERN KADAMPA BUDDHISM?

Class Topic: WHAT IS MODERN KADAMPA BUDDHISM? Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is especially suited to the modern world. Everyone, even non-Buddhists, can benefit from it. Discover how it can help you transform your life. As usual, this class will include two guided meditations, along with practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Everyone is welcome. No experience required. Hope to see you there! This series is based on the book Modern Buddhism, which is available as a free download: https://emodernbuddhism.com/download-free-modern-buddhism-ebooks.html

Daily Meditations for Modern Day Life: HOW OUR MIND CONTINUES AFTER DEATH

Class Topic: HOW OUR MIND CONTINUES AFTER DEATH When we understand that our mind is a separate entity from our body we realize that even when our body dies our mind continues. In this way, we can understand clearly the existence of our future lives and prepare for them now, in this life. There is nothing more meaningful. As usual, this class will include two guided meditations, along with practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Everyone is welcome. No experience required. Hope to see you there! This series is based on the book Modern Buddhism, which is available as a free download: https://emodernbuddhism.com/download-free-modern-buddhism-ebooks.html

Daily Meditations for Modern Day Life: WHAT IS THE REAL MEANING OF HUMAN LIFE?

Class Topic: WHAT IS THE REAL MEANING OF HUMAN LIFE? Material possessions, reputation, good looks, power, excitement, adventure, and relationships can make us superficially happy for a short time, but they can never give us the real happiness that in our hearts we long for. This we can find only through authentic spiritual practice. As usual, this class will include two guided meditations, along with practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Everyone is welcome. No experience required. Hope to see you there! This series is based on the book Modern Buddhism, which is available as a free download: https://emodernbuddhism.com/download-free-modern-buddhism-ebooks.html

Daily Meditations for Modern Day Life: HOW AWARENESS OF DEATH ENRICHES OUR LIFE

Class Topic: HOW AWARENESS OF DEATH ENRICHES OUR LIFE Although we usually do not like to think about death, Buddha says awareness of our mortality is the best way to make our life truly meaningful. Meditating on death opens the door to the spiritual path. As usual, this class will include two guided meditations, along with practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Everyone is welcome. No experience required. Hope to see you there! This series is based on the book Modern Buddhism, which is available as a free download: https://emodernbuddhism.com/download-free-modern-buddhism-ebooks.html

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