“What Now? A Meditation Course for Change & Transition ” is a 6-week online meditation course drawing on the practical wisdom of Buddhism, Judaism, and psychology to help you navigate change. Begins October 11th!
Impermanence is a part of life. And yet, during times of transition, so many of us feel lost, unmoored, scared, and alone. This meditation course will explore this subject and introduce practical advice for thriving in times of change. We will be studying wisdom from the Jewish and Buddhist traditions and using Yael’s book, “What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond,” as a guide. All are welcome, regardless of faith background. No meditation experience necessary.
This course begins October 11th with our first group video call October 18th.
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Yael is the Senior Director of the NYU Global Spiritual Life Center and the NYU ‘Of Many’ Institute for Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership, as well as the Founder and Director of MindfulNYU, the largest campus-wide mindfulness initiative in the country.She has been practicing meditation in Jewish and Zen contexts for seventeen years and teaching for ten years. She teaches regularly at MNDFL in NYC and is a sought after speaker, teacher, and writer on meditation, interfaith engagement and spirituality. She is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax, November 2017) #whatnowbook.
Each section will contain a pre-recorded 30-45 minute dharma (wisdom) talk, a guided meditation, a real-world assignment, and a live group video call on Zoom to share your experiences and ask questions. If you miss the video call, they will be recorded!
Section One: Taking Stock
We begin by learning some mindfulness practices to help us check in with ourselves and look honestly at this moment of transition in our lives, how we are feeling, and what we will have to release in order to move forward.
Group Video Call: Thurs, Oct 18th @ 830PM EST
Section Two: Strength and Vulnerability
Thriving in the midst of life’s changes requires an understanding of our strength and power while simultaneously understanding how to work with vulnerability and uncertainty.
Group Video Call: Thurs, Oct 25th @ 830PM EST
Section Three: Working with Powerful Emotions
Sadness, grief, excitement, hope, anger, etc. These are just some of the powerful emotions we might feel in the middle of a life transition. We will focus this section on how to work skillfully with these emotions.
Group Video Call: Thurs, Nov 1st @ 830PM EST
Section Four: Space for New Beginnings
New beginnings require a great deal of courage and patience as they take shape. The week we learn practices to clear space in our hearts and minds to welcome these new changes.
Group Video Call: Thurs, Nov 8th @ 830PM EST
Do I need to purchase Yael’s book for the course?
No, you do not need it but can be used as an additional resource.
How long can I access the course content for?
The length of the course, which is 6 weeks.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I need to be Buddhist or Jewish for this course?
No! Everyone is welcome, regardless of faith (or no faith) background.
Do I need to have meditation experience for this course?
Nope! Beginners are more than welcome.