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Harlem Insight 10:00 am
Harlem Insight
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A team of Harlem teachers will offer a period of guided sitting meditation, a walking meditation (including walking outdoors, weather permitting) and a talk and discussion. This week, Jon Aaron will lead the discussion of the fourth parami of Panna, or Wisdom. No experience is necessary. Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street[...]
Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really Are 10:00 am
Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really Are
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,[...]
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Radical Dharma in the Time of Crisis with Lama Rod Owens 10:00 am
Radical Dharma in the Time of Crisis with Lama Rod Owens
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[...]
Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
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[...]
Insight Dialogue 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit 12:30 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit
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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
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.
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation 5:15 pm
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation
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,[...]
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha & Bill W. 7:00 pm
Addiction & Recovery: The Buddha & Bill W.
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[...]
POC & Allies Sit with Lama Rod Owens: Loving Fiercely and Living Truthfully 7:00 pm
POC & Allies Sit with Lama Rod Owens: Loving Fiercely and Living Truthfully
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[...]
Queens Sangha 7:00 pm
Queens Sangha
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
These sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Queens to meet for meditation, a Dharma talk, and discussion. Off-site Location: Church hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills 7035 112th St. Entrance on 112th St. between 71st Ave. & 70th Rd. (north side of Queens Blvd.) Mondays, twice a month Fee by[...]
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 9:30 am
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
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[...]
Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
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.
Integrated Orientation for Beginners 7:00 pm
Integrated Orientation for Beginners
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7:00—8:00pm in the small room on the 10th Fl. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9:00pm in the larger room. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NYI teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 5 @ 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.
Insight Meditation 101: Six-Week Beginners’ Course 7:00 pm
Insight Meditation 101: Six-Week Beginners’ Course
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Insight Meditation 101: Six-Week Beginners' Course
This course will provide fundamental instruction in insight meditation. Emphasis is placed on the practices of sitting and walking meditation and developing mindfulness in daily life. Explanation and discussion of the teachings central to insight meditation are part of each class. The course is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators who wish to[...]
New Jersey Sangha 7:00 pm
New Jersey Sangha
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Insight is delighted to announce our New Jersey Sangha, led by NYI Co-Founder Joseph Schmidt. These weekly sittings provide an opportunity for sangha members in New Jersey to meet for meditation, a Dharma reading, and discussion. Off-site Location: Ridgewood United Methodist Church 100 Dayton St., Ridgewood, NJ Enter the administration building to the[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 6 @ 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.
And Now What? How to Bring Your Practice into Life 7:00 pm
And Now What? How to Bring Your Practice into Life
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting 7:00 pm
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Apr 6 @ 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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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 7 @ 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.
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi 7:00 pm
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi
The Maha-Mangala Sutta, The Great Discourse on Blessings, is a short discourse included in the Sutta-nipata. The sutta sketches a path through life that yields abundant blessings, traditionally numbered at 38. The path begins with the most elementary step of good friendship, passes through the living of a wholesome householder life, the development of inner[...]
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Harlem Insight 10:00 am
Harlem Insight
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A team of Harlem teachers will offer a period of guided sitting meditation, a walking meditation (including walking outdoors, weather permitting) and a talk and discussion. No experience is necessary. Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street New York, NY 10027 Enter the rectory building (the yellow house at the back of the[...]
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi 10:00 am
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi
The Maha-Mangala Sutta, The Great Discourse on Blessings, is a short discourse included in the Sutta-nipata. The sutta sketches a path through life that yields abundant blessings, traditionally numbered at 38. The path begins with the most elementary step of good friendship, passes through the living of a wholesome householder life, the development of inner[...]
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Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi 10:00 am
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Life’s Highest Blessings: A Study of the Maha-Mangala Sutta with Bhikkhu Bodhi
The Maha-Mangala Sutta, The Great Discourse on Blessings, is a short discourse included in the Sutta-nipata. The sutta sketches a path through life that yields abundant blessings, traditionally numbered at 38. The path begins with the most elementary step of good friendship, passes through the living of a wholesome householder life, the development of inner[...]
Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
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 NYI Peer-Leaders. No instructions given. All[...]
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Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit 12:30 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit
Apr 10 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 10 @ 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.
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation 5:15 pm
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation
Apr 10 @ 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,[...]
Brooklyn POC & Allies 7:00 pm
Brooklyn POC & Allies
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
These sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Brooklyn to sit together as people of color and allies for meditation, a Dharma talk, and discussion. Off-site Location: The Brooklyn Zen Center 505 Carroll St # 2A Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 701-1083 between 3rd Ave. and 4th Ave. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is[...]
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Apr 10 @ 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[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Apr 10 @ 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 Intention. No previous meditation experience is required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation[...]
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Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Apr 11 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 11 @ 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.
Brooklyn Sangha 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Sangha
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by NYI Teachers or Peer-Leaders, these sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Brooklyn to meet for meditation, a Dharma exploration and discussion to address practice issues. Every third Tuesday is a teacher-led sitting. Off-site Location: NikosKids 386 First Street (between 6th and 7th avenues) Park Slope, Brooklyn Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Integrated Orientation for Beginners 7:00 pm
Integrated Orientation for Beginners
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7:00—8:00pm in the small room on the 10th Fl. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9:00pm in the larger room. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NYI teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Apr 12 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 12 @ 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.
New Jersey Sangha 7:00 pm
New Jersey Sangha
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Insight is delighted to announce our New Jersey Sangha, led by NYI Co-Founder Joseph Schmidt. These weekly sittings provide an opportunity for sangha members in New Jersey to meet for meditation, a Dharma reading, and discussion. Off-site Location: Ridgewood United Methodist Church 100 Dayton St., Ridgewood, NJ Enter the administration building to the[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 13 @ 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.
Conscious Living | Conscious Working: Extended Mindfulness Program 7:00 pm
Conscious Living | Conscious Working: Extended Mindfulness Program
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting 7:00 pm
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Apr 13 @ 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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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 14 @ 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.
Awaken to Health with Ayurveda, the World’s Oldest Healing System with Ananta Ripa Ajmera 7:00 pm
Awaken to Health with Ayurveda, the World’s Oldest Healing System with Ananta Ripa Ajmera
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Awaken to Health with Ayurveda, the World’s Oldest Healing System with Ananta Ripa Ajmera @ New York | New York | United States
Join Ananta, author of The Ayurveda Way (Storey Publishing, 2017) as she introduces you to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, and the world’s oldest healing system. Ayurveda’s mindful lifestyle practices greatly complement and enhance insight meditation. Buddha’s own physician was an Ayurveda doctor named Jivak. And while many know Ayurveda in terms of its[...]
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Day of Silence 10:00 am
Day of Silence
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Day of Silence @ New York | New York | United States
The retreat day will be one of noble silence for those who want to deepen their practice. It will include sitting, walking, and select inspirational readings for contemplation. Individual interviews will be available. It is suggested that participants bring their lunch to maintain the meditative atmosphere and concentration. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as[...]
Harlem Insight 10:00 am
Harlem Insight
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A team of Harlem teachers will offer a period of guided sitting meditation, a walking meditation (including walking outdoors, weather permitting) and a talk and discussion. No experience is necessary. Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street New York, NY 10027 Enter the rectory building (the yellow house at the back of the[...]
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Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Apr 16 @ 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[...]
Generation Meditation: Young Adults 6:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Apr 16 @ 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[...]
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Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit 12:30 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit
Apr 17 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 17 @ 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.
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation 5:15 pm
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation
Apr 17 @ 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,[...]
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Apr 17 @ 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[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Apr 17 @ 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 Speech. No previous meditation experience is required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation[...]
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Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Apr 18 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 18 @ 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.
Standing for Love 5:15 pm
Standing for Love
Apr 18 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Standing for Love
Finding yourself tired of waiting around? Americans annually spend 37 billion hours waiting in line, according to the New York Times, with an average of 2 years of our lives waiting in lines. “Standing for Love” is a four session course over four weeks where we turn waiting time into opportunities for practicing Standing Metta[...]
Brooklyn Sangha 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Sangha
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by NYI Teachers or Peer-Leaders, these sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Brooklyn to meet for meditation, a Dharma exploration and discussion to address practice issues. Every third Tuesday is a teacher-led sitting. Off-site Location: NikosKids 386 First Street (between 6th and 7th avenues) Park Slope, Brooklyn Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Integrated Orientation for Beginners 7:00 pm
Integrated Orientation for Beginners
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7:00—8:00pm in the small room on the 10th Fl. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9:00pm in the larger room. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NYI teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 19 @ 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.
New Jersey Sangha 7:00 pm
New Jersey Sangha
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Insight is delighted to announce our New Jersey Sangha, led by NYI Co-Founder Joseph Schmidt. These weekly sittings provide an opportunity for sangha members in New Jersey to meet for meditation, a Dharma reading, and discussion. Off-site Location: Ridgewood United Methodist Church 100 Dayton St., Ridgewood, NJ Enter the administration building to the[...]
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training 7:00 pm
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 20 @ 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.
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting 7:00 pm
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Apr 20 @ 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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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 21 @ 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.
Dharma & Sangha: Potluck Nights 7:00 pm
Dharma & Sangha: Potluck Nights
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
These monthly community gatherings include a guided meditation followed by a community meal. The potluck sittings provide an opportunity to meet like-minded people in an open and welcoming space. Some months include film screenings, music or other artistic sharing. Spiritual Friends are the whole of holy life. – The Buddha Please bring a vegetarian offering[...]
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Earth Day Nature Meditations at Central Park 9:30 am
Earth Day Nature Meditations at Central Park
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Earth Day Nature Meditations at Central Park @ Central Park
On this Earth Day, April 22, immerse in nature practices to connect with the Earth and spring energy, and cultivate stillness and seeds of manifestations. Whether it’s sitting in front of a pond or meandering around trees, we can open up to the elements around us and feel our senses come alive. Perhaps the reason[...]
Harlem Insight 10:00 am
Harlem Insight
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A team of Harlem teachers will offer a period of guided sitting meditation, a walking meditation (including walking outdoors, weather permitting) and a talk and discussion. No experience is necessary. Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street New York, NY 10027 Enter the rectory building (the yellow house at the back of the[...]
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S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday 10:00 am
S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
People’s Climate March Sign Making Event 3:00 pm
People’s Climate March Sign Making Event
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come join us for a sign-making event in preparation for the People’s Climate March in D.C. on April 29th! Engage your creativity for this community event. This event is hosted by New York Insight’s Eco Sangha and Artists’ Sangha. When: Sunday, April 23 from 3:00-5:00pm Location: NYIMC 28 West 27th Street, 10th floor Please RSVP[...]
Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dedicated Practice Sangha @ New York | New York | United States
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 NYI Peer-Leaders. No instructions given. All[...]
Generation Meditation: Young Adults 6:00 pm
Generation Meditation: Young Adults
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
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Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit 12:30 pm
Living Urban Dharma: Monday Daytime Sit
Apr 24 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 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.
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation 5:15 pm
THE JOURNEY: Exploring the 8-fold Path through Meditation and Contemplation
Apr 24 @ 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,[...]
Brooklyn POC & Allies 7:00 pm
Brooklyn POC & Allies
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
These sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Brooklyn to sit together as people of color and allies for meditation, a Dharma talk, and discussion. Off-site Location: The Brooklyn Zen Center 505 Carroll St # 2A Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 701-1083 between 3rd Ave. and 4th Ave. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is[...]
Dharma² 7:00 pm
Dharma²
Apr 24 @ 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[...]
People of Color Sangha 7:00 pm
People of Color Sangha
Apr 24 @ 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 Action. No previous meditation experience is required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation[...]
Queens Sangha 7:00 pm
Queens Sangha
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
These sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Queens to meet for meditation, a Dharma talk, and discussion. Off-site Location: Church hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills 7035 112th St. Entrance on 112th St. between 71st Ave. & 70th Rd. (north side of Queens Blvd.) Mondays, twice a month Fee by[...]
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Aging As A Spiritual Practice 1:00 pm
Aging As A Spiritual Practice
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 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.
Standing for Love 5:15 pm
Standing for Love
Apr 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Standing for Love
Finding yourself tired of waiting around? Americans annually spend 37 billion hours waiting in line, according to the New York Times, with an average of 2 years of our lives waiting in lines. “Standing for Love” is a four session course over four weeks where we turn waiting time into opportunities for practicing Standing Metta[...]
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation 6:30 pm
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Brooklyn Sangha 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Sangha
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by NYI Teachers or Peer-Leaders, these sittings provide an opportunity for Sangha members in Brooklyn to meet for meditation, a Dharma exploration and discussion to address practice issues. Every third Tuesday is a teacher-led sitting. Off-site Location: NikosKids 386 First Street (between 6th and 7th avenues) Park Slope, Brooklyn Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Integrated Orientation for Beginners 7:00 pm
Integrated Orientation for Beginners
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of the Tuesday evening sit, beginners have the opportunity for beginning meditation instruction, questions, and discussion from 7:00—8:00pm in the small room on the 10th Fl. Attendees can then join the teacher-led sit for a Dharma talk and discussion until 9:00pm in the larger room. No registration required. Fee by donation: Suggested starting[...]
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit
These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NYI teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. 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[...]
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Mindful Working Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Mindful Working Wednesdays
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 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.
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha 7:00 pm
Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
New Jersey Sangha 7:00 pm
New Jersey Sangha
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Insight is delighted to announce our New Jersey Sangha, led by NYI Co-Founder Joseph Schmidt. These weekly sittings provide an opportunity for sangha members in New Jersey to meet for meditation, a Dharma reading, and discussion. Off-site Location: Ridgewood United Methodist Church 100 Dayton St., Ridgewood, NJ Enter the administration building to the[...]
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training 7:00 pm
One Earth Sangha EcoSattva Training
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
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Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
Community Drop-In Hours
Apr 27 @ 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.
Conscious Living | Conscious Working: Extended Mindfulness Program 7:00 pm
Conscious Living | Conscious Working: Extended Mindfulness Program
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting 7:00 pm
Thursday Peer-Led Sitting
Apr 27 @ 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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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation 9:30 am
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation
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[...]
Community Drop-In Hours 2:00 pm
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.
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Compassion NYC’s Triple Gem Express Rolling Retreat 6:00 am
Compassion NYC’s Triple Gem Express Rolling Retreat
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[...]
Harlem Insight 10:00 am
Harlem Insight
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A team of Harlem teachers will offer a period of guided sitting meditation, a walking meditation (including walking outdoors, weather permitting) and a talk and discussion. No experience is necessary. Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street New York, NY 10027 Enter the rectory building (the yellow house at the back of the[...]
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S.O.S.—Sitting On Sunday 10:00 am
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[...]
Dedicated Practice Sangha 6:00 pm
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[...]
Generation Meditation: Young Adults 6:00 pm
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[...]