Meditation

Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice

Meets EVERY MONDAY thru Dec. 2019

Monday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 7-8 pm
Monday, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 7-8 pm

“Year Long Meditation” (YLM) is a global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Our time each week will be applied towards the Institute’s goal of 1,000,0008 meditation hours. Join the practice. Change the world.

Donation based, no pre-registration required.

October 

Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice with Staff

Monday, October 21, 7-8pm
“Year Long Meditation” (YLM) is a global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Our time each week will be applied towards the Institute’s goal of 1,000,0008 meditation hours. Join the practice. Change the world! Pre-registration requested. Donation Based. $10 suggested donation.
“Meditation Monday” will now meet EVERY MONDAY Sept.-Dec. 2019 (except when we are closed for holidays)
Fee: $0 (ID#: MM-07) —

Deepening Meditation (6 week Course) with Donna

Mondays, October 21-November 25, 6-7:30pm
This class is a continuation of the practices from the Beginning-Meditation course. Vitalize your meditation practice by deepening your personal experience of mindfulness and concentration. Learn additional relaxation and breathing methods, how to use a mala, and the use of a personal mantra. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course within the last five years. (This course is separate from “Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice.) Fee: $72 (ID#: S84) —

Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice with Staff

Monday, October 28, 7-8pm
“Year Long Meditation” (YLM) is a global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Our time each week will be applied towards the Institute’s goal of 1,000,0008 meditation hours. Join the practice. Change the world! Pre-registration requested. Donation Based. $10 suggested donation.
“Meditation Monday” will now meet EVERY MONDAY Sept.-Dec. 2019 (except when we are closed for holidays)
Fee: $0 (ID#: MM-08) —

November 

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Fridays, November 1-22, 10-11:30am
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S86) —

Meditation and Mindfulness with Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Thursday, November 7, 7-8:30pm
Meditation is a systematic process of turning within. It blends concentration methods with attitudes designed to quiet and comfort your mind. Join Dr. Sovik to explore a guided practice session illustrating how elements of meditation, concentration and mindfulness, work together. Use this opportunity to raise questions about meditation and deepen practice skills.
Rolf Sovik, PsyD. is the President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute and a long-time teacher of yoga and meditation. He is the author of "Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation", co-author of "Yoga: Mastering the Basics", and a regular contributor to YogaInternational.com and HI’s Wisdom Library (himalayaninsitutue.org). Fee: $25 (ID#: S88) —

The Reason for the Season – Practice, Contemplation and Joyful Meditation with Julia

Saturday, November 16, 9:30am-noon
Deepen your appreciation for the inward oriented influence of the winter season by hearing from great authors and practitioners from various traditions on the benefits of contemplation and refining inner perspectives. We will practice yoga in all forms: asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, as well as, discuss the tenets of self-study (svadhyaya), commitment to practice (tapas), and trustful surrender (Ishvara Pranidhana) in the context of seasonal reflection. Fee: $30 (ID#: S90) —

Practices for Lasting Peace with Kerry

Thursday, November 21, 7-8:30pm
4-Part Practice and Discussion Series based on Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace by Pandit Rajmain Tigunait Ph,D
Part 3 of 4: Achieving peace in our world, society, community, family—and most of all within oneself—is a desire common to virtually all of humanity, but history shows us again and again how deeply challenging that desire is to realize. As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait outlines in his book, Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace, lasting societal change and transformation begins in the hearts and minds of the individual. His book provides useful guidance drawn from many spiritual traditions and specific practices to sow the seeds of personal transformation. This evening we will be discussing chapter 3 and the contemplation practices offered therein. We will conclude with a 30-minute “Cave of the Heart” guided meditation practice. Fee: $10 (ID#: S91) —

Three Wisdom Traditions: In-Person Learning Lab Retreat

November 22-24, 2019
with Kathryn Templetion and Sarah Guglielmi

Yoga therapeutics, ayurvedic medicine, and traditional clinical psychotherapy are three powerful healing traditions which can restore balance in life. Imagine applying all three synergistically to support the challenges in your life, or in the lives of clients and students! Designed for yoga, ayurveda, mental health, and allied health professionals, the Three Wisdom Traditions (3WT) Wellness Coach Certification Program will allow you to create and implement effective wellness treatment plans.
Receive a $100 Discount Code for the On-Line 3WT Core Concepts when you register for the 3WT In-Person Learning Lab at HI Buffalo (Code will be sent to you upon registration).

Full details on our 3WT webpage.

Fee: $349 (ID#: 3WT2) --


December 

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Mondays, December 2-23, 6:30-8pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S93) —

Practices for Lasting Peace with Kerry

Thursday, December 19, 7-8:30pm
4-Part Practice and Discussion Series based on Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace by Pandit Rajmain Tigunait Ph,D
Part 4 of 4: Part 4 of 4: We will conclude our series this evening with a discussion of chapter 4, a 30-minuite “Cave of the Heart” meditation practice, and contemplations to strengthen our inner resolve for lasting peace. Fee: $10 (ID#: S97) —