Loving-Kindness Meditation at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Blanca Berget

Taught by Valerie Striar

Valerie Striar teaches and practices mindfulness meditation, following the Insight Meditation tradition. She is also a yoga teacher, choreographer, and dance and theater artist, teaching artist, and longtime lover of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She completed her teacher training with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education for Teens, iBme, and completed the Power of Awareness training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Valerie incorporates her practice of Compassionate Communication into her teaching, applying principles of nonjudgment, empathy, and understanding. Valerie has been leading seasonal walking meditation groups at the Garden since 2014. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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Join us as we cultivate love, understanding, and compassion for ourselves and others through meditation—in the calm morning before the Garden opens to the public. We will practice outside while sitting, lying, and walking to deepen our awareness through the natural environment that surrounds us.

Class is held rain or shine.

If you're a Brooklyn Botanic Garden member, please be sure to select the member ticket option from the dropdown menu on the next page. Member tickets are $15; nonmember tickets are $17. This event will meet at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens' 1000 Washington Avenue entrace. 

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