Bhante Buddharakkhita: Unraveling Difficult Emotions

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New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.


Date(s) - 10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm




New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.

Event Details

Unraveling Difficult Emotions Through the Practice of Loving-kindness and Mindfulness Meditation

Do you have difficulties in finding peace, happiness and freedom? Do you experience difficulties in relationships?

During this retreat we will explore various ways of cultivating mindfulness and loving-kindness in order to overcome difficult emotions such as fear, grief, and anger. When mindfulness and Loving-kindness practice gain momentum, they serve as basis and support for developing inner-peace, true happiness and wisdom.  

**The beginning of this retreat on Saturday will incorporate mindfully engaging with other people and the felt sense of compassion as we walk through a park New York City as part of the Walk to Feed the Hungry in partnership with Buddhist Global Relief. This will take place on Saturday morning, and we will break for lunch and gather at the center to continue our weekend of retreat. All of Sunday’s program will be at New York Insight.

Saturday schedule:

9:30 am Gathering together at 79th street entrance to Riverside Park, New York, NY

9:45​ AM – Moving Meditation

10:00 AM  – Welcome Message, Reflection & Blessings from Bhante Buddharakkhita and others

10:15 AM – 4 Mile Walk Begins- Flat terrain, open to all who are able.

11:30-12 PM – The walk will end at Holy Trinity Church at 213 West 82nd Street

12-2 PM – Lunch (on your own or with friends) and travel independently to New York Insight Meditation Center (28 West 27th St 10th fl., New York, NY 10001)

2PM -5 PM- Program continues at New York Insight Meditation Center (28 West 27th St 10th Fl., New York, NY 10001)

Sunday 10am-5pm will be at NYI and include mindfulness of walking, sitting, standing, guided mindfulness meditation instructions, question and answer session, and Dhamma talks.

This event is suitable for beginners.

October 28-29 from 10am-5pm

Registration Fee $140*

*Teacher support is not included in registration fee. Registration pays for maintaining the operations of New York Insight Meditation Center.

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Monastic teachers rely on dana, or generosity in order to sustain themselves. From food to housing to travel to financial offerings, part of their practice is of being supported by others. The suggested donation is $45 each day. Whatever you offer is greatly appreciated.

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Bhante Buddharakkhita

Bhante Buddharakkhita Bhante Buddharakkhita was born in Uganda. Meditating since 1993, he was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 2002 and teaches worldwide. Founder of the Uganda Buddhist Centre, he is also the spiritual advisor of Flowering Lotus in Mississippi, and author of Planting Dhamma Seeds.