Monthly meetup groups

I am happy to announce the formation of meetup groups for ‘counting breaths mediation’. It fulfills the long standing need of interested beginners and also the practitioners who wish to refresh and expand their practice. Now we have a small place to set up meetings for both groups of people. This meditation helps you calm yourself anywhere,anytime, reduce stress, improve sleep and practice sustained meditation on a daily basis. It has a whole range of mind/body benefits (25). The sample testimonials show its immense potential (26).

Groups, Dates and Times

Beginners’ group: This group meets monthly on the First Tuesday. It is for people who have NOT attended any of my seminars or classes before. They will learn the basics and practice briefly to become familiar and self sufficient. A full set of handouts is offered for guidance and inspiration for own practice. First Tuesday of every month: 6 to 7.30 pm – Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, June 5. For sign up visit the link at (28).

Practitioners’ group (NOT FOR BEGINNERS): This group meets monthly on the Third Tuesday. It is for people who have been practicing ‘Counting breaths meditation’ as taught by me. Please note that these sessions assume familiarity with this meditation and focus on expanding the practice and doing it for extended times of at least 30 minutes. We share experiences. Third Tuesday of each month: 6 to 73.30 pm – Mar 20, April 17, May 15, June 19. For sign up visit the link at (29).

Open House for Beginners and Practitioners: This group meets on Saturdays to welcome both Beginners and Practitioners who are not able to attend the above groups for any reason. The first hour will be for learning and the second hour will be for practicing and sharing experiences. Saturdays 2 to 4 pm – Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, June 16. For sign up visit the link at (32).

Where: We will meet at the office of Padma Sripada MD (Internal Medicine), my daughter. Address and directions are at (27).

Charges: Come in and join the meditation. If you wish, make a donation.

Group size: Limited to ten. Reservation essential.

Please reserve your space by signing up on Meetup (28) (29) (32). Or call # 518-956-3433 and leave a message with your name and number. I will call you back to confirm.

Group Seminars  – Free

East Greenbush Community Library (2): This two hour seminar is offered six monthly, having started in 2004 and to date, eighteen were offered. Feedback summary has been posted in my blog section after every seminar. Next seminar will be on July 2018, date undecided as yet.

Whitney M. Young Health Center: Seminar for Pre-diabetes group organized by St. Peter’s. Scheduled on April 25 from 1.30 to 2.30 pm (30).

Private seminar for Staff of St. Peter’s: Scheduled on March 28 from 11.30 to 12.30 pm (31).

Solo  Classes (21)

‘Counting Breaths Meditation’
‘Gentle Yoga Stretching’
‘Stressful Relationships’

Where: At Columbia Internal Medicine. See (21) for the directions.

Charges: $45 for three classes.


Do you want to set up a seminar?

The expense for training a group of 10 people in this technique is less than $10 per person. The returns in terms of better mental, physical and relational health are many times. At the end of the seminar, I collect the participants’ assessment through a survey form, mask their identities and share it with the organizer of the seminar (4). If you are not satisfied with the evaluation of the seminar by the participants, you don’t pay me anything. Please contact me (15).

(1) Seminars done at the Hope Club Open to non-members. Call # 782-9833 to register.
(2) East Greenbush Community Library
(3) Seminars at Libraries
(4) Feedback Form – Introductory seminar
(5) Hope club – Program flyer
(7) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #518-477-6566 to register
(9) Van Rensselaer Manor Skilled Nursing Facility      Feedback from the aides        Feedback from the Residents
(10) Sixty Plus Group of TRICIA
(11) Support group of TRICIA
(12) First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush
(13) Voorheesville Public Labrary Call the library at 518-765-2791 to register.
(14) Castleton Public Library. Call the library at 518-732-0879 to register.
(15) Contact me
(16) Monthly classes on Meditation, Gentle Yoga, Relationships – Flier PDF
(17) Meditation on breathing – Flier PDF
(18) Gentle Yoga Stretching – Flier PDF
(19) Stressful Relationships – Flier PDF
(20) Rensselaer Public Library Call the library at 518-462-1193 to register.
(21) Solo classes by appointment
(22) Yoga Bliss at 140 Erie Blvd Schenectady NY 12305. Call 894-7086 to register.
(23) Albany Hindu Temple
(24) Columbia Internal Medicine (Office of Padma Sripada MD) at 2500 Pond View, Ste 202, Castleton NY 12033, Please call my cell# 518-956-3433 for registration and leave a message with your name and number so I can call you back to confirm.
(25) Benefits – From Anger to Willpower
(26) Sample testimonials
(27) Address and Directions to Columbia Internal Medicine my daughter’s medical practice where I work and offer the classes        Google map
(28) Beginners’ group meetup
(29) Practitioners’ group meetup
(30) Whitney Young Health
(31) St Peter’s Hospital
(32) Open house for Beginners and Practitioners

Parent page: Seminars and Classes

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