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Featured Upcoming Events

May
24
Wed
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 24 @ 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 Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
Come join us for meditation and discussion to meet and socialize with other LGBTQI practitioners at NYI. Our community is open to students of all Buddhist traditions, as well as those who are in the beginning stages of exploring their meditation practice and have an interest in the Dharma. All those who identify as LGBTQI[...]
7:00 pm One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training @ New York | New York | United States
As a part of a new initiative in becoming more responsive to climate change, New York Insight is hosting an opportunity to grow an EcoSangha in New York City by taking One EarthSangha’s EcoSattva Training course together. Expressing a Buddhist response to climate change and other threats to our one home—Earth—this online course for aspiring[...]
May
25
Thu
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 25 @ 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 Conscious Living | Conscious Wor...
Conscious Living | Conscious Wor...
May 25 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peer-led sittings include a guided meditation, a brief Dharma reading and time for peer discussion. Led by NYI Peer-Leaders Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $10 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations go to support NYI.

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
24
Wed
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 24 @ 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 Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
Come join us for meditation and discussion to meet and socialize with other LGBTQI practitioners at NYI. Our community is open to students of all Buddhist traditions, as well as those who are in the beginning stages of exploring their meditation practice and have an interest in the Dharma. All those who identify as LGBTQI[...]
7:00 pm One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training @ New York | New York | United States
As a part of a new initiative in becoming more responsive to climate change, New York Insight is hosting an opportunity to grow an EcoSangha in New York City by taking One EarthSangha’s EcoSattva Training course together. Expressing a Buddhist response to climate change and other threats to our one home—Earth—this online course for aspiring[...]
May
25
Thu
2017
2:00 pm Community Drop-In Hours
Community Drop-In Hours
May 25 @ 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 Conscious Living | Conscious Wor...
Conscious Living | Conscious Wor...
May 25 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peer-led sittings include a guided meditation, a brief Dharma reading and time for peer discussion. Led by NYI Peer-Leaders Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $10 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations go to support NYI.
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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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