Living Life through the Dharma – Module 2

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


Date(s) - 11/02/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm




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

Event Details

A year long exploration and study of core Buddhist teachings and how we integrate through our lives.

The Buddhas teachings when universally applied, can impact the personal, professional and spiritual parts of our lives. These classes will present key Buddhist teachings, as they relate to all aspects of our modern lives—our family, professional, politics and political action, finances etc.

These classes are appropriate for those relatively new to the dharma and those with experience who wish to take a fresh look.

Module 2: Finding Balance in all that we do–The Noble Eightfold Path
Dates: November 2, 9,16,30 December 7, 14

Jon Aaron & Amy Selzer

The Noble Eightfold Path (the Fourth Noble Truths) provides the prescription for the end of Dukkha and the path to liberation. The 8- folds, include teachings on wisdom, ethical behavior and meditation. Our practice involves balancing these aspects of our lives. As we walk this path toward freedom, how do we hold each of this elements. How does wisdom impact our behavior and what wisdom is gleaned from ethical action? How does our meditation impact wisdom and action. In these six weeks, we will unpack each factor of the path and explore their implications in our lives.

Registration Fee: $120*

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

The suggested donation for teacher support is $15 a class, but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated.

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

Save the Dates!

Module 3: Embodying Love–The Four Divine Abodes & Forgiveness
Dates: January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 ,15

Module 4: Finding our way to Freedom through the places we get stuck–The Five Aggregates and Dependent Origination
Dates: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3



Jon Aaron

Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitioner and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.

Amy Selzer

Amy SelzerAmy Selzer has been practicing vipassana meditation since 2002. She has completed two year-long classes on Integrated Study and Practice with Andrew Olendski. Currently, she is part of the Community Dharma Leaders teaching program. She has led groups for the past 12 years and now teaches in several NYI sanghas. Amy’s former career was team teaching young children in an inclusion program comprised of children with and without special needs. In addition, she worked with and supported their parents. Her love of teaching continues. She is particularly passionate about the dharma and bringing it into the lives of the aging population as well as to all other practitioners.