BUDDHISM AND GUIDED MEDITATION

WEST KORTRIGHT — Lanny Harrison will present a one-hour introduction of the basic tenets of Buddhism and guided meditation at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the West Kortright Centre.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

According to a media release, Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies.

As further stated in the release, Buddhism originated in ancient India as a Sramana tradition sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.

Meditation reportedly can remove stress and replace it with inner peace. Used as a tool, it helps people balance their emotions, deal with physical and psychological distress and promote the peace of the present moment. Despite the benefits, some may find it difficult to meditate without a teacher or guide. Guided meditations are designed to walk participants through a meditation and help them find a calm and peaceful state — one step at a time.

Harrison is a longtime student of meditation master and founder of Naropa University, Chogyam Trungpa, who died in 1987. She is a certified meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

The West Kortright Centre is midway between Oneonta, Delhi and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport Center or state Route 10 east of Delhi.

Visit westkc.org or call 607-278-5454 for more information.   

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PAINTING

COOPERSTOWN — Artist Susan Jones Kenyon will teach an acrylic painting workshop at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown reinterpreting works from the fall exhibit, “Heroines of Abstract Expressionism,” featuring paintings by artists Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and Elaine de Kooning.

The workshop will include a private exhibit tour with Fenimore Art Museum President and CEO Paul S. D’Ambrosio.

Class will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 19 to Oct. 24. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. All painting materials, including two canvases, paint and brushes will be included.

The cost will be $292.50 for members or $325.

Preregistration is required. Call 607-547-1510 or visit FenimoreArt.org for more information.

LANGUAGE A-Z

ONEONTA — Oneonta’s Family Resource Network will present the conference “Language A-Z,” from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 20, at the Morris Conference Center on the campus of SUNY Oneonta at 108 Ravine Parkway in Oneonta. 

Ann Blanton, an audiologist and speech pathologist, will discuss how language develops, where things can go wrong and how to address missed skills. 

 Registration is required. Online registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/y24qmzzb.

Call Joleane at 607-432-0001 for more information and to register by phone. 

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