Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Register for one of the upcoming FREE INTRO evenings for the Meditation and Contemplative Studies Certificate Training.
Led by Andrew Vidich, PhD
This new and unique training explores a variety of contemplative practices and forms of meditation from seven major religious and spiritual traditions, guided by highly regarded and authentic teachers from each tradition. Participants will gain direct, firsthand experience of many meditative disciplines providing a deep grounding within the framework of a cross-cultural interreligious approach to meditative practice.
The essential wisdom teachings of these major traditions will be explored while highlighting and honoring the sacredness and uniqueness of each tradition and its approach. The program’s masterful teachers will guide participants through a deep exploration of each tradition and its main meditative practices.
Participants will explore five major components of meditative practice:
•Essential theoretical and historical foundations
•Firsthand experiential practice of different forms of meditation
•Study of current science and research into meditative practices and its role in contemporary society
•Ethical and moral guidelines and precepts for the practice, development, and facilitation of meditation
•Hands-on clinics in facilitation and presentation skills, guided and taught by authentic practitioners from the major traditions
Friday, December 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
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Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
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New York Open Center
Andrew Vidich, PhD, is an award-winning author, educator, and international speaker. His books include Love Is a Secret, Light Upon Light: 5 Master Paths to Awakening the Mindful Self and Let There Be Light: Experiencing Light Across the World’s Sacred Traditions. Andrew has been an adjunct assistant professor of religion at Manhattan College and Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He is a founding member of The Interfaith Council of New York and a member of the council of trustees of The Temple of Understanding. He is the public relations director and board member for the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Amityville New York.