Up-coming Classes for MBSR Alumni

In Manhattan: MBSR Alumni Refresher Evening at the JCC in Manhattan (3rd Sunday)

Have you been a participant in an MBSR program? Join us for this new monthly practice group led by members of the NYC MBSR Teachers' Collaborative. Get support in maintaining or deepening your mindfulness practice and explore opportunities to cultivate mindfulness in everyday life. Re-connect with friends and meet others who are bringing these practices into their lives. 

Dates: Every 3rd Sunday of the Month, from 5:30 to 7:30
Location: the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10023 
Cost: $ 20.00. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
To register please call: 646 505 5708 or sign up through the JCC website.
Last minute registrants can pay the instructors at the beginning of the class.

Next session: Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 pm


Other Courses and events suitable for MBSR Alumni

In Manhattan with Collaborative member Elaine Retholtz

Mindfulness of Emotions
Mondays May 1st - June 12thskipping May 29 (Memorial Day) 
10 am - noon
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27 Street, 10th floor
$180, member rates available
Register here

The journey of mindfulness is a journey of heart-fullness. As we travel this path, we may be surprised and confused by the depth and richness of the emotional landscapes we encounter. Rather than indicating that we have lost our way, becoming mindful of emotions as they arise serves as a gateway to deepening in wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others.

The course will focus on familiarizing ourselves with and practicing with R A I N (Recognizing, Acknowledging / Allowing / Accepting, Investigating experience, and Not identifying with experience). 

We will focus on common "afflictive" emotions such as greed, anger, grief and fear and the cultivation of the antidotes of generosity, compassion, and kindness.


Forgiveness Practice:
Healing our Relationship with the Past
5 Thursdays, May 18 – Jun 22 (except Jun 1st) 
10:00 am – noon
JCC in Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Avenue
$175 member rates available
Register here

Betrayals, disappointments, abandonments, or societal injustices and failing to live up to our own expectations—these are all ropes that can bind us to the past. Forgiveness practice can be a catalyst to transform bitterness, anger and grief into compassion and loving-kindness.

in NJ with Collaborative member Beth Sandweiss

Deepening Practice: Opening the Mind and Heart
5 Monday Evenings
7:00-9:00 pm
March 27, April 3, 17, 24, May 1

Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living 
Ramapo College
Mahwah, NJ
Practice Day: Saturday, April 22nd 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Tuition: sliding scale based on income - includes all materials and Practice Day
For more information or to register please click here.

This 5-week course is a natural next step for those who have completed an 8 week MBSR program and wish to deepen their mindfulness practice

with Collaborative member Jon Aaron

Finding the Stillness Within : Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Duncan Center, Delray Beach, FL 
March 14th - 19th, 2017
co-taught with Beth Mulligan
co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society of UMASS
A retreat exploring and practicing the foundational teachings of mindfulness in a 5 night silent residential retreat.
For further information and registration click here