Meditation is the cornerstone of The Compassion Center. The founder of The Compassion Center, Dan Globus, believes so much in the value of meditation, that he created The Compassion Center for the people of Staten Island so that they could discover how meditation can dramatically improve the quality of their lives. Since starting TCC in Staten Island, Dan now offers his sessions virtually and in person in upstate New York and in New York City.
What Do Our Meditation Classes Cost?
Our Group Meditation classes are By Donation. The suggested donation amount is $20, but you can pay whatever amount you wish. If you are unable to pay any amount due to financial hardships, you are still most welcome. We will not turn away anyone due to their inability to pay. If you have never taken a formal Meditation class, please consider taking one of our Learn to Meditate classes before you come to the first group class.
What Type of Meditation Do You Teach & What Can I Expect?
There are different methods to meditate. The type of meditation that we teach is based on Mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, and Vipassana Meditation. This is a guided Meditation where you start by sitting comfortably. For some, this will mean sitting on a meditation cushion in a cross-legged posture. For others, this will mean sitting on a chair. The exact way you sit is not absolutely essential (even though using proper posture in either position will allow you to deepen your meditation). We use a combination of breathing exercises and guided imagery to help you enter into the Meditative state.
When practiced on a regular basis, Meditation can dramatically change and improve your life in the following ways:
- Reduce stress and anxiety.
- Reduce and eliminate depression.
- Assist and bolster substance abuse recovery.
- Reduce and eliminate the anger and aggressiveness we have and show to others.
- Help us to better cope with the loss of a loved one.
- Allow us to show loving kindness to others.
- Allow us to show compassion to others.
- Help us to fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply.
- Overcome compulsive behavior.
- Become more confident and achieve our goals
Anyone from any faith can attend these classes. Those with strong religious faith can utilize their religious beliefs to strengthen their Meditation practice.
Meditation Class Descriptions
The goal of each class is to provide a regular meditation experience that will allow you to deepen your experience. It is a guided meditation that will relax and allow you to focus on issues that you wish to address. They will also allow you to build loving kindness and compassion for others as well as yourself.
You may utilize our beautiful high-quality Zabuton and Zafus or sit on a standard chair with back support. Our goal is to help you get into the most comfortable position possible so that you can sit as still as possible and relax.