Experience and grow your innate capacity for peace, well-being, and joy!
Each session focuses on qualities such as compassion, generosity, patience, and gratitude that produce positive ways of thinking, being, and connecting with the world around us.
Sessions include discussion and meditation.
A corresponding children’s program, Ready, Set, Happy! for children 3 (independent in bathroom) to 7 years old is offered at the same time.





$20 to help support direct costs, including space rental, materials, and administration.

Shantideva Members: $18

Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody.

Questions? Difficulties registering? Please e-mail [email protected], or give us a call.



Jennifer Kim has studied Buddhism for over a decade and is passionate about making teachings accessible and relevant for people who don’t wish to adhere to a religious or spiritual system. She has worked for Shantideva Center since 2010 and has served as its director among various roles. She also lived and studied at Vajrapani Institute, a retreat center, for two years and has attended numerous teachings and retreats. Jennifer is a certified trainer and manages US operations for Potential Project, which teaches mindfulness along with its practical applications and related scientific research to leaders and organizations. She received her B.A. in cognitive psychology from Columbia University in 2001 and was certified as a life coach with the Empowerment Institute in 2005. Jennifer is a native New Yorker.


Helen Park (LMSW) is a meditation teacher and family therapist specializing in integrative approaches for children, couples, and families. She is currently a Postgraduate Extern at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is certified in Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science where she also serves as meditation teaching faculty for the Mindful Families & Schools program. In addition to facilitating meditation sessions with Shantideva Center and at Tibet House US, Helen also provides individualized meditation mentoring for couples and families.