Meditation

May 

Deepening Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, May 2-June 6, 7-8:30pm
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 use of a personal mantra. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $72 (ID#: S31) — CANCELED

Guided Tour and Yoga at the Darwin Martin House with Bonnie

Monday, May 21, 5:30-8pm
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House is a historic landmark, and tonight we have it all to ourselves! We will begin with a docent-led tour of this incredible complex, followed by gentle yoga and guided meditation with Bonnie in the Greatbatch Pavilion. The pavilion’s glass-walls link the exterior with the interior, creating a natural environment for peaceful reflection. We will close with a tea reception.
Meet at the Greatbatch Visitors’ Center (125 Jewett Pkwy., Buffalo 14214) which is the glass building to the left of the Martin House. Street parking will be available. Please bring your yoga mat. Tickets must be purchased in advance through HIB (hibuffalo.org). Fee: $30 (ID#: S38) — FULL
June 

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Mondays, June 4-25, 5-6:30pm
Meditation is the heart of yoga practice, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind. 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#: S43) —

Turning Darkness to Light Next Step: Call to a Collective Consciousness - Aligning with the Force of Change with Shelly Craigo

Tuesday, June 12, 7-8:30pm
There is no substitute for love, understanding, and compassion. It fills human minds and hearts with stability and clarity. When these qualities are systematically awakened and concentrated an energy field saturated with love, compassion, mutual understanding, equanimity, and clarity ensues. This is the birth of a positive purpose-driven collective consciousness that guides us as individuals, communities, and societies in:
  • navigating today’s fear-fueled world
  • organizing and focusing our sometimes unruly inner makeup, aligning it with a greater meaning and purpose
  • experiencing our multi-faceted connection with a higher reality
  • bringing a balancing, and lasting change to our inner and outer environments
  • Souls aspiring to awaken fully, who believe in the power of a positive collective consciousness and find joy in contributing to one and understand the importance of benefiting from one, are called to take part in a very well-defined practice called Rudra Yaga. Rudra Yaga is a time-tested group practice that invokes and propitiates the life-force and it’s benevolent aspects.
    FREE EVENT, Registration Required Fee: $0 (ID#: S44) —

    Group Meditation: Awakening Inner Healing with Donna

    Thursday, June 14, 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 asanas, relaxation, chanted 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; no previous experience is required. Fee: $5 (ID#: S40) —