The next session of meditation classes with Elliott Dacher, MD begins Wednesday, March 27. Classes run from 6 to 8:15 p.m., take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Medical Staff Library, and run for eight weeks.

Over the last six years, more than 300 Islanders have participated in Dr. Dacher’s meditation and life skills training classes. Classes include step-by-step meditation instruction.

Dr. Dacher, a practicing physician for some 20 years who now dedicates himself to teaching and studying traditional mediation, is the author of Aware, Awake, Alive (Paragon House, 2011), a guidebook for meditation practice, as well as several books on holistic health and healing.

The cost for the course is $150; $130 for YMCA members; $95 for M.V. Hospital staff.

For more information or to register, contact Brooke Emin at or 508-862-1940.