Featured Upcoming Events

Mar
29
Wed
2017
1:00 pm Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mindful Working in Community Working remotely is currently trending as more and more folks are working on their own. Some may find working from their homes to be a challenge in discipline. Some may simply crave a new setting, but working in noisy co-working spaces, cafes, or other non-traditional work environments may not always be[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 29 @ 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.
7:00 pm Eco Sangha
Eco Sangha
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NYI Eco Sangha is creating its own spirit and form, and welcomes all dharma fellows who have keen interest in combining their Dharma practice and studies with the environment. We intend to create a community that engages in spiritual activism as a response to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face. Group meetings include sitting[...]
Mar
30
Thu
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 30 @ 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.
7:00 pm And Now What? How to Bring Your ...
And Now What? How to Bring Your ...
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
And Now What? How to Bring Your Practice into Life @ New York | New York | United States
This four-week course will provide support for both experienced and newer students of the Dharma. We will look at how practice on the cushion and in our daily life work together to make our engagement with the Dharma a lived experience. We’ll explore different ways to sustain a daily sitting practice, increase moment-to-moment awareness and[...]
7:00 pm Conscious Living | Conscious Wor...
Conscious Living | Conscious Wor...
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Conscious Living | Conscious Working: Extended Mindfulness Program @ New York | New York | United States
The dialogue and exercises during this day are designed to help you integrate conscious-awareness into your lives to help manage your stress and enable you to reach for unconditional happiness. It is also part of a 5-month long Extended Mindfulness Course, learn more here. Students can register for the daylong separately or register for the[...]
Mar
31
Fri
2017
9:30 am Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
(*) Registration for this event is closed after February 3, 2017. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us. About the Course This course is modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living) in 1979. Fascinated by[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Mar 31 @ 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
1
Sat
2017
10:00 am Untangling Self: A Buddhist Inve...
Untangling Self: A Buddhist Inve...
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
(*) This course is not available for drop-in attendance. If you’re interested in taking this course in the future please e-mail us. A study and practice group meeting one Saturday each month at NYI to systematically explore and discuss the topics raised in Andrew Olendzki’s book Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really,[...]
Apr
2
Sun
2017
10:00 am Radical Dharma in the Time of Cr...
Radical Dharma in the Time of Cr...
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Radical Dharma in the Time of Crisis with Lama Rod Owens @ New York | New York | United States
Lama Rod Owens, co-author of Radical Dharma, leads a meditation and talk about the book, which explains how the legacy of racial injustice plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular. This urgent call to action outlines a New Dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our[...]
6:00 pm Dedicated Practice Sangha
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Apr 2 @ 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 Insight Dialogue
Insight Dialogue
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice bringing the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation directly into our experience with other people. To learn more about the practice please visit http://www.metta.org. The evening begins with silent meditation practice, followed by gentle mindful movement, and then shifting into dyad practice where interpersonal mindfulness is explored with[...]
Apr
3
Mon
2017
12:30 pm Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Dayt...
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit @ New York | New York | United States
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
Apr 3 @ 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...
Apr 3 @ 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...
Apr 3 @ 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 POC & Allies Sit with Lama Rod O...
POC & Allies Sit with Lama Rod O...
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
POC & Allies Sit with Lama Rod Owens: Loving Fiercely and Living Truthfully @ New York | New York | United States
Radical presence is about being firmly seated in awareness of our intersectionality, actively and directly interrogating the ways in which systems of power encourage us to dominate other persons, other communities, or aspects of our own experiences. Radical presence is about being authentic—being authentically in our bodies, with no intention to be correct, to dominate[...]
Apr
4
Tue
2017
9:30 am Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducti...
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
New York Insight offers on-going classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the ground-breaking and time-tested, scientifically researched program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 for the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   This transformative course is suited for those coming to meditation for the first time or for experienced meditators who realize they have not[...]
1:00 pm Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice @ New York | New York | United States
This sitting group meets every Tuesday afternoon and is a continuation of the course where we focused on aging as a spiritual practice and source of great wisdom. Open to all levels of practice and all interested persons, there is no age barrier! Pre-registration is not required. Each meeting includes sitting and walking meditation, a[...]
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 4 @ 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.
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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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