New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.
Date/TimeDate(s) - 06/16/2018 - 06/17/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LocationNew York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.
Embodying Friendliness: A Weekend Retreat for POC Insight/Out Sanghas* and Allies
with Kate Johnson and Pascal Auclair
Saturday & Sunday, June 16th-17th, 2018 | 10am – 4:00pm
“Simply to fall in love, when you have historically been denied love, the right to just connect to the body which you have chosen and that has chosen you, means that an act of love is not only revolutionary, it’s not only transcendent, but it is the deific.”
— Junot Diaz, in conversation with Krista Tippett
In this weekend meditation retreat, we will practice not just loving awareness, not just of “the” body, but mindfulness of THESE bodies: our actual, specific, and very real bodies. Our bodies, as sensory organs, as vehicles of creative expression, as vessels of love, as agents of action, and as landscapes that evidence change.
We will also explore mindfulness of our collective, social bodies — our felt sense of the social fields we belong to, based on identity, shared history, or lived experience. Through loving ourselves whole, through connecting with community, we can heal not only ourselves, but also our ancestors and our descendants.
This special event is for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women and femmes, survivors, Allies and anyone looking to learn how the Buddha’s teachings might help us address the impacts of internalized oppression.
For us, practicing loving awareness is a revolutionary act. In stillness and in movement. On our own, and together. In silence and in dialogue.
Embodying friendliness is an expression of freedom.
* The POC Sangha is NYI’s meditation group for self-identified People of Color. Insight/Out Sangha is NYI’s meditation group for people from the LGBTQIA+ community.
Meeting times: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
There will be a one hour lunch break 12:30-1:30pm on each day.
Registration Fee: $140*
*Teacher support is not included in registration fee. Registration pays for maintaining the operations of New York Insight Meditation Center.
The suggested donation is $50 for each day. Whatever you offer is greatly appreciated to supporting the teachers in continued study and practice.
Join us Friday, June 15 for an evening talk with Kate Johnson and Pascal Auclair!
The NYI Scholarship Fund allows NYI to offer financial assistance to those who may not be able to afford registration costs. New York Insight is committed to ensuring that our Dharma offerings are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. Please apply for a scholarship here.