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Meditation as A Path to Freedom

November 8, 2017 -6:00 pm - December 13, 2017 -7:30 pm

Meditation as a Path to Transformation and Freedom

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Meditation as a Path to Transformation and Freedom

Free Intro class Wednesday, November 1, 2017,  6:00 pm – Class Start on November 8

Thomas Amelio

The core yoga practice of meditation (dhyana) frees us from fear and reveals our true nature as freedom itself. It purifies us from the emotional and psychological conditions called samskaras. In this class, we will learn and experience some of the transformative practices of the esoteric yoga tradition:

  • basic awareness and breath meditation
  • pranayama (breathing methods)
  • meditation to free us from attachment and aversion (raga and dvesha)
  • self-inquiry (atma vichara); consciousness and life force practice (chitta/prana meditation)
  • spontaneous meditation (sahaj), and more

All are yoga practice intended to purify our body and mind of kleshas (inner obstacles), so that we can more fully experience the union of satchidananda—our real nature as truth, consciousness and joy.

A Weekly Class
(5 Sessions) Wednesdays
November 8 – December 13, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
No class on November 23, 2017
Members $135 / Nonmembers $160

New York Open Center

Thomas Amelio

Thomas Amelio intensely studied yogic disciplines and philosophy in India, where he edited Rajarshi Muni’s classic, Yoga–The Ultimate Spiritual Path. He is a founding member of, and has been a senior teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health for over 35 years, and is President Emeritus of the NY Open Center in New York City. His latest CD is Mantra Darshan–Vedic and Tantric invocations for meditative absorption.


November 8, 2017 -6:00 pm
December 13, 2017 -7:30 pm


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