Information: Learn to meditate or expand your meditation practice at these partially guided weekly day mindfulness meditations for experienced or beginners at Ramapo College in Northern NJ. These weekly meditation sessions will be led by Peter Shalit.
Registration: Registration is required but walk-ins are welcome and you can register at the session. A choice of chairs or cushions are available for your comfort. We ask you to remove your shoes at the door, so please bring socks if you would like. Dress comfortably and in layers.
All weekly meditation sessions are held in the Anisfield School of Business, room 420 at Ramapo College of New Jersey which is located in Mahwah in northern Bergen County, New Jersey.
There is no charge for these meditations, but we ask community members to consider a donation to the Center. (Free to all Ramapo College faculty, staff and students.)
Please register below for July 1 – December 19, 2019 and to receive your parking pass.
To register for the Monday and or Thursday sessions and receive your parking pass, please click here.
Bio for Meditation Leaders Peter Shalit and Peter Erm
Peter Shalit, Meditation leader, MBSR instructor
Peter Shalit, a Graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology, studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia for several years. Peter is now in pursuit of his Masters in Social Work. He is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained at the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. Peter leads meditations and mindfulness practices, and develops talks and programs for the Krame Center.
Peter Erm, Meditation leader
Over twenty-five years of teaching and administrative experience; a member of The Mindfulness in Education Network, The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, The Mindful Schools Community of Educators, and the “mindful” magazine advisory team; Mindful Meditation Coach for the Bergen Barracudas Swim Team at Ramapo College; teaches Mindfulness in the Bergen County Correctional Facility and the Paramus Community School; also teaches T’ai Chi and Qigong in the community; Leads retreats and workshops in Mindfulness and Voice Dialogue in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and at Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut; personal meditation practice began in the 70’s and has included Mindfulness, Zen, Hesychasm, Mikkyo, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Ninpo Taijutsu; an Ordained Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, serving at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Paramus, NJ.
What participants have to say about the weekly meditations
“I like the mediation, the friendly welcoming staff, the creation of a comfortable safe space, and the view of the Ramapo Mountains. The opportunity for quiet reflection”
“The combination of a guided meditation and being in silent communion with other meditators in a completely comfortable room, with comfortable chairs and cushions.”
“I find the experience to be soothing, and returned to my desk more productive and centered.”
“I have attended both Wednesday night free meditations so far and found them both worthwhile. Each different because of the leader, but each type had fruitful results for the life thinking which I am doing now. I am so pleased to have found the Krame Center at this time of my life!” -Gail
“Love the meditation classes. They have added quality to my life” – Myra