On Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., Dr. Elliott Dacher, author of Aware, Awake, Alive, will give a talk at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. The talk will be about the practice of meditation, a subject on which Dr. Dacher is well-versed. The title of the talk is also the title of his latest book, the most recent of four books about the practice of meditation and its positive effects on overall mental and physical health.

Dr. Dacher began his medical practice in 1975 in Washington, D.C. but in 1996 ‘retired’ to Martha’s Vineyard to begin a study of the principles and practices of consciousness and health. For many years he has been holding a meditation course at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, both for beginning students and experienced practitioners.

Dr. Dacher’s fall course begins on Sept. 26 and runs for eight weeks, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. on successive Wednesdays. The cost of the course is $170 and includes his book and a practice CD.

For more information and to register for the class, call 508 862-1940.