practice of meditation is central to the mission of Wainwright House.
Encouraging regular meditation practice is one of the ways we serve the
community. We offer meditation practice
all levels in different traditions, as well as meditation programs with
experienced teachers. Please check the Programs page for
meditation programs or call Program Director, Diane Negvesky, for information.
|Wainwright House offers many Meditation Classes and Retreats
in addition to the ongoing groups listed below.
We hope you enjoy group meditation at Wainwright House. If you plan to come
regularly, please become a Wainwright House member. Please contribute $5 per person per meditation session.
Mindfulness Based Stress
Magro, MS, BCC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Series Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 16, 22, 29 7:00 - 9:15 pm
Introduction to MBSR is a skills-based training course that includes
mindfulness meditation practices, cognitive approaches to
self-management and practical tips to reduce everyday stress. MBSR was
created and popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass Medical School over
the past 30 years and is proven to profoundly affect our ability to
regulate the mind, emotions and physical health.
in the present moment. Attend to breath, physical sensations, thoughts
and feelings through mindful yoga, sitting, walking and eating
meditation, mindful speaking and listening. Develop non-judgmental
awareness through a solid foundation for emotional healing and
|Meditation and Reiki Circle
|First and third Wednesday of each month
Healing Circles have been a tradition at Wainwright House for more than 15 years. The practice of healing circles dates back to 4000 BC and is found in many cultures and belief systems. The
Wainwright House group may use Reiki or other
forms of energy healing as it is a self-directed group. Several
Reiki practitioners are in the circle and are happy to assist with the
start with 20 to 30 minutes of silent meditation, generally with
music. Then, names of people or beings who need healing are
brought into the circle. Finally, anyone present who wants the
help of the healing energy sits in the middle of the circle to enjoy
the healing benefits. This is only with the permission of the
participant. The evening ends with conversation and
sharing for those who care to talk about their experience.
Silence is always respected as well. The practice may be appropriate for some children with adult
|Community of Mindfulness Meditation Group: Quiet Harbor Sangha
|Meets every Thursday at 7:30pm
Fonrose House [south of the main Wainwright building]
Quiet Harbor Sangha is a
community of practice in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat
Hanh, one of the best known and most respected Buddhist masters in the world
today. We welcome you to join us for our
meditation practice. Our sessions are
open to all and no prior meditation experience is necessary. If you have not meditated before (or if you
have), you might find it helpful to read the attached “Mindfulness Meditation
with Quiet Harbor Sangha.” Each session
includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma reading and discussion. Chairs
and some cushions will be available. If
you have a sitting cushion, please bring it. Wear comfortable clothing and
please do not wear fragrances.
If you enjoy meditation
practice at Wainwright House and plan to come regularly, please become a
Wainwright House Friend. For Wainwright Friends, suggested donation is $5 for
each meditation session if you are able. If you are not a supporter or Friend, we
suggest a $10 donation for each meditation session to help support Wainwright
House if you are able. Please try a meditation session first before donating.
Quiet Harbor Sangha is a part
of The Community of Mindfulness New York and belongs to a wide network of
national and international sanghas (communities). For information about the practice, you may go
If you have any questions, please contact David
Gritz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregg
Hill at email@example.com
Contact Diane Negvesky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-967-6080 ext.102 for more information.