How to Meditate Series with Melanie Ryan

A 6 week series: Jan. 16th, 23rd,

Feb, 6th, 13th, and 27th

Thursdays: 10:30am-12:00pm

Registration: $215

To Register: Call 914-260-1696 or email

*Limited to 8 students

2 spots left

This six-week workshop style course will be based upon the book “HOW TO MEDITATE,” by Ani Pema Chödron.

It will consist of guided meditation instruction, practice, presentations, questions and discussion. This course will provide the key foundations to a genuine meditation practice, including:

  • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness;

  • How moments of difficulty can become doorways to awakening and love;

  • The key points of "shamatha" (or calm abiding meditation) which is the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises;

  • How thoughts and emotions released in meditation can be experienced as opportunities for opening further instead of as obstacles;

  • Receive email and support during and after the series is completed;

  • This course is a Pre-requisite for Part 2;

  • Book sold separately at The Center Bookstore.

Melanie Ryan is authorized to teach Buddhist meditation in the Shambhala tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan master of the Kagyu/Nyingma lineages. She is a sangha member of Westchester Buddhist Center and on faculty of Shambhala Meditation Center of NYC. Melanie Ryan founded The Center for Health and Healing in 2003 where she teaches regularly and has a contemplative psychotherapy and healing practice.