Meditation Practice for Health and Wellbeing: A 7-Part Series


The Northborough Free Library is pleased to present a 7-part series on Meditation called Meditation Practice for Health and Wellbeing. The series will be presented by Academic Dr. Dhanjoo Ghista, a resident of Northborough and lifelong practitioner of meditation for improved health and wellbeing. Professor Ghista has taught meditation in a variety of settings, including senior centers, yoga centers and at the Northborough Free Library.

DATES: November 20, November 27, December 5 (Wednesday), December 11, December 18, January 8, January 15, January 22 (snow date)

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Library Meeting Room or Conference Room

This will be a seven week course, wherein the group will meet once a week for 1.5 hours. The first half-hour will be presentation by Prof. Ghista, the second half-hour will be collective or group meditation. The third half-hour will be an informal discussion about our meditation experiences and shared interests leading to a better frame of mind, health and wellbeing.

During these seven sessions, Professor Ghista will present information on the following topics:

1. General Introduction and overview of the series.

2. New science paradigm: Consciousness to cosmology, to life origin and evolution.

3. Meditation: Ideating on consciousness, promoting psychosomatic health & wellbeing,

liberation and enlightenment.

4. Basic concepts of morality, as the foundation of spirituality.

5. Fundamentals of meditation practice.

6. Values inculcated from meditation, at the personal and societal level: In education,

living and societal values.

7. Promoting a neo-humanistic outlook and cosmic thinking, towards bringing about a

more socially aware, human-centric and enlightened civilization.

Meditation is connecting our unit mind or individual mind with the Cosmic Mind, and thereby getting liberation from our embedded impressions in the mind, to attain a divine state of enlightenment. We will practice meditation in each session.

An important result of meditation is spiritual development. As part of this series, we will discuss how to incorporate this spiritual development in our personal lives and in our communities.

Finally, through this series we will aim to support (1) a neo-humanistic outlook, elevating ourselves beyond ‘narrow isms’ which have plagued our society, and (2) acquire cosmic thinking. Altogether, this series will help support our mutual goals of incorporating meditation into our daily lives, in leading to a more spiritual outlook, improved health and overall wellbeing.

Advance registration for the entire series is required. In order to register, please visit the Library’s website at and click on the event calendar for November 20th. Complete the online registration form and submit it online. You will receive an automated notification that the registration was successful. You can also call Adult Services at 508-393-5025 x5 and the library staff will register you on the phone.

For more information, please call 508-393-5025 x5.


Christopher Lindquist, Library Director

Northborough Free Library

34 Main Street

Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-5025 x9