with Janet and Carrie
Silent meditation in the tradition of your choice. Beginners through advanced meditators are all welcome. Brief instruction will be provided if desired. We will do a 1/2 hour silent seated meditation. We will break for snacks followed by sharing or walking meditation. The goal is have a community to help support our practice. It is an informal and nonjudgmental group. Come in the front door and up the stairs to the studio. Please remove your shoes in the vestibule just outside the studio door. Chairs, yoga mats, blankets, snacks and tea will be provided. Bring a meditation cushion if you like. The group is free of charge. Donations to help pay for the space are appreciated. Drop ins are welcome. If you are late just come in quietly. Join our group "Stone Ridge Community Meditation" on the website meetup.com. All announcements and updates will be posted there.
Carrie Hirschfield, LCSW is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse. She is currently Director of EAP Services for the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley. Hirschfield also sees clients in her private office in New Paltz, NY. She is a long time meditation practitioner who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn. In addition to traditional talk therapy Hirschfield uses meditation, mind/body practices and EMDR in her work. She specializes in stress reduction as well as dealing with trauma and anxiety. Hirschfield is welcoming to all including women, people of color, seniors, and the LGBTQ community.
Janet Saltzman, MA is a physics teacher who is also a long time practitioner of insight meditation. She has studied with several meditation teachers including Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Matt Daniel, Tara Brach, and Tsokyni Rinpoche. Saltzman was inspired to establish Stone Ridge Community Meditation Group to support meditation practice and to build sangha in the community.