Olendzki: The Story of the Buddha

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


Date(s) - 09/16/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm




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

Event Details

The Story of the Buddha: Who Was He, and What Did He Say?

This workshop is intended for beginners. If you have always wondered about Buddhism, meditation, karma, nirvana, and all the other things that seem to be so popular these days, here is your chance to hear about it all from a seasoned and accessible teacher. Focusing on the man who started it all, we get a glimpse into the life he led and the world he inhabited. We will hear about his main ideas, and why they were so revolutionary. We will also come to see why his teachings are important for the survival and flourishing of the human race in years to come. More experienced students can also benefit from hearing the teachings boiled down to their basic elements. Mostly lecture, plenty of time for questions, and a brief introduction to the practice of meditation.

There will be a break for lunch.

The registration fee includes teacher support.

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

Interested in Andrew Olendzki’s other daylong at NYI this season?

October 7th: Buddhism in America

November 11th: Models of the Mind: Dharma and the Abhidharma

December 9th: Karma and Rebirth

Interested in all of them?

Register for all 4 daylongs at the reduced cost of $320. That is $80 per day, teacher support included.



Andrew Olendzki

Andrew OlendzkiAndrew Olendzki, PhD, is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer living in Amherst, MA. He spent 25 years in Barre, Massachusetts, at both the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and has taught at Amherst, Brandeis, Hampshire, Harvard, Lesley, and Smith colleges. He is the author of Unlimiting Mind: the radically experiential psychology of Buddhism (Wisdom 2010), writes regularly for Tricycle magazine, and and is the founder of the Integrated Dharma Institute, an online educational resource.