Jon Kabat-Zinn & Rhonda Magee: A Special Benefit Event


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Friday Night Ticket $75.00
Saturday Ticket $150.00
Standard Ticket $200.00


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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


$75.00 - $200.00


Members receive a 15% discount. If you’re already a member, login and the discount will be automatically applied. To become a member, click here.


The Armenian Church Conference Center
630 Second Avenue

Event Details

A Special Benefit Event for New York Insight’s Third Decade Fund!
The Armenian Church Conference Center
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(Between 34th & 35th St.)

Friday Evening, 7-9pm, December 1
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, 8am – 5pm, December 2
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.

The Third Decade Fund

The proceeds of 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.

Registration Fees

Friday Night Only – $75
Saturday Only – $150

$200 for both days

Saturday registration includes a boxed lunch.

Become a Member!

Become a member and enjoy early registration and a 15% discount on this event! That’s a savings of $30! Membership is one of NY Insight’s major sustaining sources of financial support. This source of funding helps us keep the doors open with many opportunities for our vibrant community!

Click here to apply for a partial scholarship, if you need support.



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

Rhonda V. Magee, JD, is professor of law at the University of San Francisco. She teaches contemplative lawyering and is author of "Contemplative Practices and the Renewal of Legal Education" in the book, New Directions in Teaching and Learning: Contemplative Studies in Higher Education.