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Just Enough (30 min)

This class is taught by:

Farhan Qureshi

Farhan comes to Just Meditate with an extensive background in meditation with a special interest in the pragmatic value of the theta and alpha brain states. He has taken numerous courses and participated in many retreats ranging from Vipassana Meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Transcendental Meditation, Loving Kindness Meditation and is also certified in Hypnotherapy and Reiki (Master-Teacher). Farhan's goal is to target the meditative state as a means to progress and develop the brain. Farhan has worked in Mental Health for ten years during which time he has incorporated many Mindfulness techniques. In addition, Farhan has taught Mindfulness at Johns Hopkins University and at Elev8 in Baltimore.

Joseph Mauricio

Joseph Mauricio is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and is currently teaching at MNDFL Meditation Studios in Greenwich Village and the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York in Manhattan. For 20 years Joseph has presented meditation practice, motivational lectures and creativity workshops in schools, businesses, jails, hospitals, nightclubs and lounges.
As the founder of L I F E W O R K Meditation Based Coaching Services, Joseph works to help individuals find an authentic orientation and motivation in their lives. He has begun dharmajunkies, a conscious community discussion on compassion based activism.

Karen Bralove

Karen Bralove is a certified Yoga instructor, Level II Reiki practitioner and native Washingtonian. Her first experience with meditation was TM, Transcendental Meditation, in the early 1970's. She has been teaching Yoga and meditation for 20 years in in the DC area, Los Angeles, and Italy.
She is a graduate of The Holton-Arms School and Vassar College. Her previous career was acting, and she taught drama at Sidwell Friends School for 24 years, where she met Amy Thaler, the Just Meditate Founder, as a middle school student! She looks forward to sharing her experience and "sitting" and breathing with this new community in Bethesda.

Amy Thaler

Amy, our Founder and CEO, brings more than 30 years of corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit experience to Just Meditate.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Ithaca College and an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.  Amy has held diverse positions including General Manager of Ceremony Operations for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002, CEO of the YMCA Tauranga in New Zealand, COO of Caerus Associates (a government R&D contractor), Vice President of Administration of an enterprise software company, Arthur Andersen Business Consultant, and founder of Knead a Massage Inc. (www.kneadamassage.com), a successful affordable massage studio which was acquired in its second year of operations.

She is also a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and is awaiting the arrival of her 14th puppy. Amy, a native Washingtonian, lives in Bethesda with her daughter Blythe, their cat Latte, and their career change dog Nexus.

Patricia Ullman

Patricia is a senior teacher and meditation instructor in the Tibetan Buddhist and Shambhala traditions, having studied and practiced for over forty years under the guidance of some of the most renown teachers of our day. She has led workshops and retreats throughout Europe and North America for children, professionals, students and adults, from beginners to advanced practitioners of meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Through these simple yet profound practices, people of all ages and backgrounds can gain confidence in their own innate intelligence and worth and lead more full, productive and compassionate lives.

Patricia holds a J.D. degree and has spent her professional life in law, mediation, restorative justice, and non-profit leadership. She brings mindfulness techniques into these fields as part of the natural process of transforming organizational culture and working with conflict. She works with private clients and groups who wish to gain tools for improving the quality of their lives, work, and relationships with others.

Ofosu Jones-Quartey

Ofosu Jones-Quartey has been practicing meditation since 1999. He studied under Bhante Buddharakkhita in the Burmese style of vipassana.

Ofosu has taught with with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) since 2004 as well as working with Minds, Incorporated to bring mindfulness practice to schools, working with students directly in the classroom since 2014.


An accomplished musician, Ofosu also performs both domestically and internationally as a Hip Hop and Electronic Music artist. His writings on how he incorporates his Buddhist philosophy into his secular music have been published by Mahachulalongkorn University in Ayutthaya, Thailand. He currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and their four children.

Cindy Maxted

Cindy Maxted has spent her life in the mind, body, and spirit field. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families as a registered nurse in the neonatal ICU, Operating Room, and School Nursing with a degree from Georgetown University. As a certified Mindful Educator/Yoga Instructor in conjunction with Johns Hopkins D-stress Baltimore, she has taught over 400 young people in the Baltimore City Schools. As a nurse, coach, and yoga teacher she has integrated Mindfulness into her plan of care and teaching for throughout her career.

Cindy has an interest in advancing the health and well-beings of individuals and communities by bringing awareness, compassion, and joy while teaching tools and strategies of ways to be present in our lives, with ease.

Our signature class abbreviated to 30 minutes. Push pause at the door, Just Meditate for 30, and go about your day. Whether it’s setting your mind for the day ahead or settling down before you go back to work or home, this class is the perfect way to clear your head, take a breath and come out feeling just right. It’s, well, just enough.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 18 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Farhan Qureshi
  • Mon Aug 21 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Joseph Mauricio
  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Karen Bralove
  • Tue Aug 22 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Amy Thaler
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Patricia Ullman
  • Wed Aug 23 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Karen Bralove
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Ofosu Jones-Quartey
  • Thu Aug 24 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Ofosu Jones-Quartey
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Patricia Ullman
  • Fri Aug 25 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Patricia Ullman
  • Mon Aug 28 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Joseph Mauricio
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Karen Bralove
  • Tue Aug 29 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Cindy Maxted
  • Tue Aug 29 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Patricia Ullman