Meditation in Everyday Life (In Person)

with Rachel Faro

January 20th—February 17th

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    Price:
  • $150 Patron
  • $130 General
  • $90 Current SMCNYC Members
  • $60 Students

This course is open to all. If you need financial assistance, reach out to Mary Beth Minton at [email protected].


"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…"


Designed for new and returning meditators looking for an accessible venue to explore and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation, Meditation in Everyday Life can also serve as a precursor to the Shambhala Training series.

Get a jump start on your New Year's resolutions by joining us for our upcoming Meditation in Everyday Life course beginning on Saturday, January 20th!

While meditation has many proven benefits, it is important to establish a consistent personal practice. This in-person, five-part course is designed to help new meditators learn the basics of mindfulness meditation practice and how to bring its benefits into their daily lives. It is also helpful for more experienced meditators in stabilizing and deepening their practice and daily discipline.

By learning meditation and combining technique and view in a setting of support and community, Meditation In Everyday Life provides you with all the tools you need to establish a strong meditation practice with likeminded colleagues in New York.

By establishing a consistent meditation practice, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, meditation helps us cultivate stability, gentleness, humor and courage in the face of all the complexities we experience—our jobs, relationships and all aspects of daily life—so that we can bring sanity, clarity and compassion into our world, expanding outward to our friends, family, neighbors and society as a whole.

Meditation In Everyday Life consists of 5 classes addressing the following areas:

Class 1: Peaceful Abiding and Basic Goodness
Class 2: Mindfulness, Awareness and Gathering the Mind
Class 3: Obstacles & Antidotes: Working With Thoughts
Class 4: Genuine Heart of Sadness
Class 5: Everyday Life and Enlightened Society

Give yourself the gift of meditation this holiday season and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring and kindness.

About the Teacher:
Rachel Faro is a senior meditation teacher and practitioner within the Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhist traditions who has taught and led meditation retreats, classes and workshops in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and throughout the United States.  A personal student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she has been training, practicing and teaching since the early 1970's.  She is also an accomplished and well-known singer/songwriter, Grammy-nominated record producer and president of world music record label Ashé Records, releasing recordings of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, African, jazz, blues and folk music.  And finally, she is the proud mother of Anandi, an outstanding jazz singer, songwriter and Shambhala meditation teacher and practitioner based in Portland Oregon.

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 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.

This event will be presented live, in-person, at 37 W. 17th Street #6W in New York City. Further information to be provided upon registration.