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Featured Upcoming Events

May
26
Fri
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 26 @ 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.
May
27
Sat
2017
9:00 am Access to Awakening: Divine Sour...
Access to Awakening: Divine Sour...
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Access to Awakening: Divine Sourcing vs. Self-Sourcing
The Buddha taught that that key to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart not driven by a relentless insistence that life, in this moment, be other than as it is. This capacity for freedom is available every moment yet is often obscured by our agitated minds and wounded hearts.[...]

Upcoming Special Events

Access to Awakening: Divine Sourcing vs. Self-Sourcing

Residential Retreat with Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni

This day-long retreat will combine the steady focus and insight of Vipassana meditation, with the relational practice of inquiry to find our own access to awakening.

Learn more and register.

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.

Learn more and register.

Insight Meditation 101

Six-Week Beginners’ Course

June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn more and register.

Featured Upcoming Events

May
26
Fri
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 26 @ 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.
May
27
Sat
2017
9:00 am Access to Awakening: Divine Sour...
Access to Awakening: Divine Sour...
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Access to Awakening: Divine Sourcing vs. Self-Sourcing
The Buddha taught that that key to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart not driven by a relentless insistence that life, in this moment, be other than as it is. This capacity for freedom is available every moment yet is often obscured by our agitated minds and wounded hearts.[...]
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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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