Men’s Meditation Group

Class Info

Our intention is to create a safe and supportive environment in which men can learn and deepen their mindfulness practice. While there is nothing intrinsically male about the practice of mindfulness, we specifically direct many of our efforts toward men for several reasons. Most notably, we strongly believe that mindfulness is a powerfully transformative practice that leads us towards true authenticity, joy and effective engagement in the world. Yet, typically, the overwhelming majority of those attending events such as Mindfulness Retreats are women. Men are almost always under-represented and can be reluctant to try Mindfulness and to engage in ongoing practice.

In this group, we invite you to deepen the practice of mindfulness and meditation following a supportive and lively discussion of how we relate to the world as men.

We welcome all people who identify as male, non-binary, gender-fluid, and/or transgender who identify with the experiences of men.

Instructors

Archimedes Bibiano

Mindfulness Meditation & Adaptive Yoga Instructor

Archimedes is an inspirational teacher, fluent in three languages, and has served as a keynote address and guest speaker for a number of organizations both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Archimedes Bibiano has been studying and practicing meditation for thirty years, fifteen of which have been dedicated to teaching classes, workshops and seminars at schools, hospitals, and meditation centers in the United States and in Latin America. His work teaching meditation as Mindfulness Based Intervention (MBI) has established thriving programs in New York City; notably, for two outpatient clinics at former St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Centers, currently Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, and since 2004, working with pediatric patients in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, teaching meditation and yoga to children and their families, to hospital staff, medical students and interns, physicians, and clinical researchers.

Archimedes has acted as a senior advisor for Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve™ Kit – a guide for parents and caregivers dealing with the death of a family member, providing a cultural-centered understanding of children’s inherent coping mechanisms while undergoing palliative care and grieving. His work with communities of educators and health care providers has allowed multi-cultural groups to efficiently build a shared ground of experiential knowledge, introducing a fresh approach to the development of interpersonal communication skills for self-regulation of affect, stress reduction, and conflict resolution.

Adrian Bueno

Co-Founder • Board President • Instructor

Adrian is the co- founder and guidance teacher of Mindful Harlem and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). He has been practicing Mindfulness and Insight Meditation for many years; a practice which has been a deep transformative experience for him and for the people around him.

Adrian and his family are deeply rooted in Harlem and love the diverse and wholesome community they live in. He is honored to have the opportunity to practice, learn and grow every week with the MH family. For him Meditation, Insight and Mindfulness are the means to a path towards liberation of the mind. He sees Practice, Self-Knowledge and Community as the pillars of wisdom and an awakened society; where empathy, compassion and understanding towards us and others are the components for a wholesome life.

There are no upcoming sessions scheduled. Try out one of our online programs in the mean time.