Meditation

July 

Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 10-August 21, 5:30-6:45pm
Yogic texts emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to deepen the effects of your asana and meditation practice. These include increased physical stability, mental concentration, and deep relaxation. This weekly asana practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength. It includes core muscle-isolation exercises interwoven within a classical asana sequence. Class will close with relaxation and meditation. Prerequisite: 6 months prior experience with Yoga 1 or greater. Fee: $84 (ID#: YC) —

Group Meditation: Circle of Light with Kerry

Monday, July 16, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Join fellow seekers for an evening of gentle asana, relaxation, practice of the Gayatri Mantra (for purification and spiritual guidance), and silent meditation. Practice of the Gayatri Mantra takes place on a Monday every other month. Prerequisite: previous experience with meditation is recommended. Fee: $5 (ID#: S46) —

August 

Meditation for Meditators with Donna

Sunday, August 5, 10-11am
For students who have completed the Beginning Meditation course at the Institute, this continuing-level class offers guided meditation and support for the practice you have developed or would like to return to. Build on your awareness of diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation, and concentration techniques used in the Himalayan Tradition. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $10 (ID#: S49) —

Group Meditation: Awakening Inner Healing with Donna

Thursday, August 9, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Join fellow seekers for an evening of gentle asana, relaxation, practice of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (for nurturing and healing), and silent meditation. Practice of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will take place on a Thursday every other month. Prerequisite: previous experience with meditation is recommended. Fee: $5 (ID#: S51) —

September 

Reflect, Renew, Recharge: HIB's Women's Getaway Weekend in Honesdale, PA: Retreat with Mary Gail & Aradhana

Friday, September 14, 7:30pm - Sunday, September 16, noon.

Join us for HI Buffalo’s second fall getaway to the Himalayan Institute’s campus in Honesdale, PA. This special program, featuring Mary Gail Sovik and Irene (Aradhana) Petryszak, has been designed just for us! Our weekend will include lectures and discussions on various topics that relate to bringing understanding and harmony to our daily lives, hatha classes, guided relaxation, and a guided meditation after each session. Come and explore the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita in how to deal with expectations; find out how the sages coped with failure on their spiritual path (but kept on going!); and learn how every action in life is sadhana (spiritual practice). We will share engaging inspirational stories (feel free to bring along your favorite), reflect on what is important to us as women, and contemplate how we can feel nurtured and renewed.
Need a ride? We got a van. $50 gets you there and back in style. Departs from HIB at 10:30am Fri., Sept. 14th. Departs from Honesdale after lunch on Sunday. Call or email to reserve your seat!
Please register here with the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo. The $149 price is tuition only. Then call Honesdale (800.822.4547 X 1) for room reservations. You can also book rooms online on HI Honesdale's Retreat Page. Please remember to use our booking code when making your reservation: RRR0918.

Fee: $149 (ID#: HIB18) --