Meditation In Everyday Life

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves…

While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike. In that spirit, The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York presents a new four week course: Meditation in Everyday Life.

This four week Mindfulness Meditation program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. Through establishing a consistent meditation practice, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this meditation helps us to cultivate courage, humor, and stability in the face of the daily complexities we all experience – in our jobs, relationships, and all aspects of daily life.

November Meditation in Everyday Life, daytime edition 

November Meditation in Everyday Life, evening edition 

December Meditation in Everyday Life (Shortened), daytime edition

December Meditation in Everyday Life (Shortened), evening edition

January Meditation in Everyday Life, daytime edition

January Meditation in Everyday Life, evening edition

February Meditation in Everyday Life, daytime edition

February Meditation in Everyday Life, evening edition

March Meditation in Everyday Life, daytime edition

March Meditation in Everyday Life, evening edition

Meditation in Everyday Life combines technique and view in a setting of support and community to provide you with all the tools you need to establish a strong and consistent meditation practice.

Four hour-long classes cover the following ground:

Class 1: Posture & Worthiness – Foundations of Meditation
Class 2: Breath & Being – Feeling our Emotions
Class 3: Obstacles & Antidotes – Working With Thoughts
Class 4: Bringing It All Together & Going Out into the World

As a theme throughout the course, we’ll explore the Shambhala view that creating stability and gentleness in our minds can expand outward to our friends, family, neighbors, and to society as a whole.

Meditation in Everyday Life begins the first Thursday evening of every month and the first Tuesday afternoon of every month. Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring and kindness.


Meditation in Everyday Life is the first class in the Shambhala Training curriculum. The Shambhala Training path is a secular course of practice and study which consists of weekly classes and weekend retreats suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.