New to Meditation

One Breath at a Time



You might have never meditated before but are curious about the practice and not sure where to start. NYI offers a variety of opportunities appropriate for beginning a practice.

The weekly Tuesday Integrated Beginners’ Orientation and the quarterly weekend Beginners’ Workshops offer basic instructions while the 6-Week Beginners’ Course offers a more in-depth exploration of the teachings. Many sitting groups are appropriate for all levels.

Upcoming Beginners’ Courses:

Suggested Activities:

  • Attend a Tuesday Integrated Beginners’ Orientation (every Tuesday at 7pm)
  • Sign up for NYI’s email updates
  • Attend a Beginners’ Workshop
  • Register for a 6-Week Beginners’ Course
  • Register for our Dharma Foundations Courses: 4 Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, and Brahmaviharas
  • Attend weekly sitting groups
  • Explore Introductory Readings
  • Cultivate & Practice Generosity
  • Begin a home practice


  • A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein
  • Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg
  • Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana