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Thu 18

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 18 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 19

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 22

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 22 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 24
Wed 24

Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 25

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 25 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 26

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 27

Learn to Meditate One Day Retreat

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 29

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 29 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Free Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

and Free Weekly Meditation Sessions


Free Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, January 17 with Carol Bowman and Peter Shalit
7-8:30pm
Anisfield School of Business Room 420, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Friday, February 2 with Catherine Krame
6:30-8pm
Shree Yoga Studio, 3 Barnstable Court, Saddle River, NJ
Introduction to Mindfulness practice and Meditation northern nj

Mindfulness is a purposeful way of focusing attention to the present moment and promotes a presence in the here and now that is often lost in today’s fast paced society. Research indicates that a mindfulness practice, including meditation, decreases anxiety and stress while enhancing the ability to concentrate and pay attention. The physical and psychological benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices have been well documented.

Learn to meditate at this free introductory session. The program will briefly review the meaning and benefits of mindfulness practices, and then present an experiential introduction to breath-based meditation practice. Suggestions will be offered on how to integrate a simple, but effective, mindfulness practice into one’s everyday life. We ask participants to please wear comfortable clothing to the event.

To register and receive your parking pass, click here. 

For more on the Shree Yoga location, click here.

Bio Carol Bowman
carol bowman

Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialties include elementary education, portfolio assessment, bilingual education, and mindful education. She is the Associate Director of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and Director of Yoga Programs at Ramapo. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her training to teach .b mindfulness curriculum to middle and high school students was completed in July 2015. A yoga practitioner most of her life and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years, her practice has expanded to include a variety of contemplative practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

Bio Peter Shalit

Peter Shalit, a Graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology, studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia for several years.Peter Shalit 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.

Bio for Catherine Krame
Catherine Krame

Catherine Krame, co-founder of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College, is an approved Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher completing her training at the Center for Mindfulness within the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She is also certified in Positive Psychology, she has been a meditation practitioner for 20+ years, and is actively engaged with yoga and healthy living.


Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions:

Mondays and Thursdays
1:10-1:45pm
Anisfield School of Business Building room 420singing bowl

Learn to meditate or expand your meditation practice at these partially guided free weekly day mindfulness meditations for experienced or beginners at Ramapo College in Northern NJ. These free weekly meditation sessions will be led by Peter Shalit.

Registration is required but walk-ins are welcome and 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 free weekly meditation sessions are held in Anisfield School of Business room 420 at Ramapo College of New Jersey located in Mahwah, NJ in northern Bergen County, New Jersey.

To register for the Monday and or Thursday sessions and receive your parking pass, please click here.  

Free Weekly Evening Meditation Sessions:

Wednesday Evenings
5:30-6:30pm
Anisfield School of Business Building room 420

Learn to meditate or expand your meditation practice at these partially guided free evening meditations for experienced or beginners in Northern NJ. These free weekly meditation sessions will be led by Peter Shalit or Peter Emr.

Registration is required but walk-ins are welcome and 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 free weekly meditation sessions are held in Anisfield School of Business room 420 at Ramapo College of New Jersey located in Mahwah, NJ in northern Bergen County, New Jersey.

 

To register for the Wednesday evening  meditation sessions and receive your parking pass, please click here.

 

Meditation Leaders Bios
Weekly Meditation teacher

Peter Emr

Peter Emr

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.

 

 

weekly mediation teacher

Peter Shalit

Peter Shalit, Krame Assistant

Peter Shalit has a degree in Psychology from Syracuse University and has studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia.  Peter is now in pursuit of his Ph D. in Clinical Psychology.  He teaches free weekly day meditations, mobile mediations and mindful movement. Graduate of MBSR Fundamentals teacher training. Available to lead off-site meditations and introductions to mindfulness.

 

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.”

 

meditation room

View from meditation room

Ramapo

Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey
201.684.7475
mindfulness@ramapo.edu
Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of New Jersey MBSR silent retreat mindfulness-based stress reduction