Lunchtime Meditation

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Join us during your lunch break to pause, center, refresh, and welcome the rest of the day with a happier and more peaceful mind!

Meditation is a powerful tool for healing and reducing stress. During our lunchtime session, participants will be guided through establishing an optimal posture for the body and mind using traditional meditation techniques. Relaxation and focus will help generate a positive outlook for the rest of the day.

Lunchtime Meditation is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-2pm. 

Unguided Meditation

CANCELED until further notice.

Experience the serenity of our beautiful Tibetan Buddhist environment to cultivate inner peace and tranquility. Arrive and leave at your convenience during this hour, gently maintaining the noble silence of the space. This time is open for you to meditate on your own.

Unguided Meditation is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1pm-2pm. 

COVID-19 Policy

To review the policy please click here and for questions please email [email protected]shantidevanyc.org.

Important Note

This is an in-person and online event. For in-person, you are required to have full vaccination. Please review our Covid-19 policy for details. For online, the events will be administered using Zoom*.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link and/or other instructions. If you don’t immediately receive the system email(s) or you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected].

*Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $10
Other offering options: free to $15

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

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About the Facilitators

Space and Movement have always been a driving interest to Georges and has lead him to the study of dance, architecture and photography. Twenty years ago, unsurprisingly, it led to the study of Yoga. Georges is forever grateful to Vivekan of Bodhisattva Yoga for reopening the door to Dharma, to Prema Yoga’s Amanda Harding and her team where Georges completed his RYT200, as well as the Shantideva Center for providing the training to become a Meditation Leader.

Annie Bien is an English translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts, a writer, and Buddhist practitioner. She began studying Tibetan Buddhism in 1997. In 2000 she attended an audience of the Dalai Lama where she asked a question—how could she be a compassionate person if she did not like her heritage as a Chinese person living in America? His reply changed her life. She then met her teacher Khyongla Rato Rinpoche of Tibet Center. Wishing to understand the Dalai Lama in Tibetan, she began learning Tibetan with Khenpo Pema Wangdak of Vikramaśila Foundation then attended Buddhist text translation classes at the Center for Buddhist Studies of Columbia University taught by Geshe Losang Jamspal and Dr. Robert Thurman. She was assistant to Dr. Thurman and editor at the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. She has translated sūtras for Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, 84000, and Khenpo Pema Wangdak. She currently writes reports on the teachings by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. As writer she has published two poetry collections, and won competitions in flash fiction and poetry. At Shantideva Center, she enjoys leading meditation classes to create calm and kindness together.