Upcoming Special Events

Your Life is Your Teacher

Residential Retreat with Martin Aylward

Join us for a residential retreat at The Grail Retreat Center just 50 miles north of NYC in Cornwall-on-Hudson from May 31 June 4.

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Featured Upcoming Events

Apr
28
Fri
2017
9:30 am Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation @ New York | New York | United States
Attend a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation for Free! If you are curious about MBSR and would like to learn more prior to registering, submit an RSVP here to attend the orientation. Registration for the orientation does not guarantee that there will be space in this cycle’s MBSR course, but you’ll be able to register[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm. Read, relax, chat quietly with friends — enjoy beautiful peace in the city. The small room is available for meditation, the large room is available for reading and quiet conversation.
Apr
29
Sat
2017
6:00 am Compassion NYC’s Triple Gem Expr...
Compassion NYC’s Triple Gem Expr...
Apr 29 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Compassion NYC’s Triple Gem Express Rolling Retreat
New York Insight is pleased to announce and sponsor the Triple Gem Express Rolling Retreat, organized by Compassion NYC, an outgrowth of the Buddhist Global Relief. What’s a ‘rolling retreat?!’ It’s a new concept whose time has come, and we invented it! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ride with some of America’s most[...]
Apr
30
Sun
2017
10:00 am S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday
S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday
These regularly scheduled mornings begin with a guided meditation, sometimes followed by standing or walking meditation. There is a Dharma talk and often a question and answer period where attendees can inquire about practice. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned[...]
6:00 pm Dedicated Practice Sangha
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are You Dedicated? If you are passionate about the Dharma, then the Sunday DP Sit is a perfect opportunity to deepen your practice. Sit, Walk, and Share with a friendly, peer-led group of practitioners with a variety of Vipassana, retreat and Dharma study experience. DEDICATED: adj: committed-devoted-sincere-enthusiastic Led by practice leader Todd Anderson . No[...]
6:00 pm Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults @ New York | New York | United States
This community meets on Sunday evenings to meditate, discuss Buddhist teachings, and provide mutual support in applying these practices to the specific challenges of early adulthood. The gathering is participatory and casual. Possible discussion topics include career, relationships, money, and dealing with difficulties. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” –Jack[...]
May
1
Mon
2017
10:00 am Mindfulness of Emotions
Mindfulness of Emotions
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mindfulness of Emotions
The journey of mindfulness is a journey of heart-fullness. As we travel this path, we may be surprised and confused by the depth and richness of the emotional landscapes we encounter. Rather than indicating that we have lost our way, becoming mindful of emotions as they arise serves as a gateway to deepening in wisdom[...]
12:30 pm Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
May 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Each meeting includes sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a group discussion. Dharma talks evolve out of the needs of the participants. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The center is open for community use Monday–Friday, 2–6pm. Read, relax, chat quietly with friends — enjoy beautiful peace in the city. The small room is available for meditation, the large room is available for reading and quiet conversation.
5:15 pm THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fol...
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fol...
May 1 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation
We are all the heroes and anti-heroes of our own stories. We weave narratives based on our reactions to the conditions we find ourselves in, and the roles we create can become our fate. Yet it is possible to relate to our experience in a new way. “Virya,” the ancient Sanskrit word for the heroic,[...]
7:00 pm Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha...
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha...
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha & Bill W. @ New York | New York | United States
2500 years ago the Buddha said craving and attachment is the cause of suffering. In the 1930’s Bill Wilson started the first Twelve-Step program that worked with a deep form of craving and suffering: addictions. In these monthly meetings, we explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps support and complement each other and can[...]
7:00 pm Dharma²
Dharma²
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dharma² @ New York | New York | United States
DHARMA² taps into the enormous power, wisdom and compassion that co-arises when to 2 or more people gather with the intention to be mindful. Every Monday we meditate in dialogue and reflect on Buddha’s teachings to gain insight into how relational suffering is created and how we can release this suffering. All are welcome! These[...]
7:00 pm People of Color Sangha
People of Color Sangha
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice. Exploring the Eightfold Path, the topic of the evening will be Right Livelihood. No previous meditation experience is required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation[...]
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New York Insight Meditation Center

New York Insight is an urban center for the practice of mindful awareness, called Insight or Vipassana meditation. NYI programs include talks, weekly sittings and courses as well as daylong and weekend retreats and workshops for the integration of meditation teachings into daily life. NYI strives to be a center that reflects the vivid diversity of the city in which we live. Our center is a place where everyone of different ages, nationalities, cultures, languages, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and spiritual backgrounds is welcome to begin or deepen meditation practice based on the teachings of the Buddha.

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