Jon Kabat-Zinn & Rhonda Magee: What Use Is Mindfulness in the Face of Social and Economic Injustice?


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The Armenian Church Conference Center
630 Second Avenue


Date(s) - 12/01/2017 - 12/02/2017
7:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Armenian Church Conference Center
630 Second Avenue

Event Details

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Join Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rhonda Magee
For A Special Benefit for The New York Insight Meditation Center

On December 1st-2nd, 2017 join renowned mindfulness teachers Jon Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Founder) and Rhonda Magee (University of San Francisco Law Professor) in New York City as they lead a special event on mindfulness practice and it’s unique potential to transform the conflict and aggression in ourselves and our nation.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to study and practice with these two amazing teachers!

Friday Evening, 7pm-9pm, December 1st, 2017
What Use is Mindfulness in the Face of Social and Economic Injustice?
An Evening of Conversation, Inquiry, Dialogue, and Practice

How does mindfulness have the potential to contribute in meaningful ways toward transforming and healing the dis-ease in our society and our nation, and the outright harm that stems from it?

The Friday evening dialogue will be a conversation on the impact of mainstream mindfulness on social change.

Saturday, 10am – 5pm, December 2nd, 2017
A Day of Mindfulness Practice, Inquiry, and Conversation in the Midst of Madness, Fear and Resolve

In the Saturday full day retreat, the practice of mindfulness will be the ground for investigating our place in this world, and our responsibility for it.

With these events, we will use the practice of mindfulness to awaken and inhabit the liberating potential of awareness —- in silence and stillness, speech and movement — in accordance with our deepest love, beauty, and wisdom; all this nested within the broader work of mindful and heartful social transformation and a vision of what a truly healthy country and world might look like.

Registration Fees
Friday Night Only – $75
Saturday Only – $150
Both Days – $200
*Saturday includes a boxed lunch.

We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Email Alaina Lynn at to apply, and please specify one of the following amounts that you can contribute: $100, or $50. Also, indicate if you will attend the full event or just the Friday or Saturday portion.

Member Discounts
If you are a member, please email to request a code before registering so that you can receive the member discount. Members receive 15% off of the cost of events. To join New York Insight Meditation Center as a member, click here.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration will be taken at the door as capacity permits. Credit card only at the door.

The Third Decade Fund
The proceeds from this event will go toward establishing a Third Decade Fund for New York Insight Meditation Center. With rising real estate costs and other costs that come with a running a modern urban dharma center in the middle of New York City, New York Insight Meditation Center needs to establish a foundation of financial stability to meet the operating budget in its third decade. This will help ensure New York Insight can sustain and modernize its operation to keep the doors open for the communities we serve.



Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-ZinnJon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he is Professor of Medicine emeritus. He is the author of numerous books on MBSR and mindfulness, currently in print in more than 40 languages. He teaches mindfulness around the world.

Rhonda V. Magee

Professor Rhonda V. Magee is a teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions for lawyers, law students, and for minimizing social-identity-based bias. She is a nationally recognized thought and practice leader in the emerging fields of contemplative legal education and law practice and contemplative teaching in higher education. She presently serves as a member of the board of advisors to the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine’s Center for Mindfulness and the Steering Committee of the Mind and Life Institute, and is a founder of the effort to transform the criminal justice system through mindfulness and compassion practices (Transforming Justice).