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How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of our Brains by Richard J. Davidson

2021-05-02T15:34:17-04:00

https://youtu.be/7CBfCW67xT8 "Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life's slings and arrows and others more resilient?" In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose. His research shows how mindfulness [...]

How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of our Brains by Richard J. Davidson2021-05-02T15:34:17-04:00

Talking about Real Life with Sharon Salzberg

2021-04-30T14:37:21-04:00

https://vimeo.com/543688924 We are excited to announce an upcoming online series Sharon Salzberg is generously offering for free to New York Insight's Circle of Friends.   Over three intimate gatherings, that will take place on July 14th, August 18th, and September 22nd, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET, participants will join Sharon to explore, meditate and [...]

Talking about Real Life with Sharon Salzberg2021-04-30T14:37:21-04:00

Being One’s Own Teacher

2021-03-28T19:00:07-04:00

Author and Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal writes about The Kalama Sutta, a much-quoted discourse in which the Buddha radically challenged most sources of religious authority. The discourse is often read as a warning not to seek truth outside of oneself. It is quoted and misquoted as teaching that we should not believe anything unless we know it from our own experience. While the Buddha does advise reliance on what can be known through direct experience, he does so in a particular and limited way.

Being One’s Own Teacher2021-03-28T19:00:07-04:00

New Transitions: NYI Leaping into the Future

2020-09-21T14:56:23-04:00

 May 17th, 2020As NYI Board President, it is with deep sadness that I announce that Jessica Chao is stepping down as NYI’s Executive Director at the end of May to move to the Boston area to be near her family. But with great joy, I also can share with you that she’ll be supporting [...]

New Transitions: NYI Leaping into the Future2020-09-21T14:56:23-04:00

Planting the Seeds: Growing or Cutting the Roots of Thoughts and Feelings by Jill Satterfield

2019-09-28T15:19:23-04:00

Planting the Seeds: Growing or Cutting the Roots of Thoughts and Feelings by Jill Satterfield Just like a garden bed, seeds can be planted in our mind to either flourish or be prevented from taking root. This all depends on the how receptive and fertile the garden bed (of the mind) is at [...]

Planting the Seeds: Growing or Cutting the Roots of Thoughts and Feelings by Jill Satterfield2019-09-28T15:19:23-04:00

Beginning Again

2018-01-16T08:58:06-05:00

When it comes to generosity it seems there’s always an internal battle going on in my mind. Why do I offer to do things? How much should I give? What are my real intentions? I can honestly say that I have never really been at peace with my relationship to gift. There are a great deal of entanglements here for me.

Beginning Again2018-01-16T08:58:06-05:00

Dhamma is Everywhere

2017-01-09T00:13:06-05:00

Dhamma is the second jewel, the second of the three refuges in Buddhist practice. When we take refuge in Dhamma, we seek and find safety in the truth of the way things actually are, everywhere, warts and all.

Dhamma is Everywhere2017-01-09T00:13:06-05:00

Blessing the World

2017-01-09T00:31:11-05:00

This week many of us will pause to participate in what we call “Thanksgiving,” for the blessings in our lives. There is a text called the “Mangala Sutta,” the Buddha’s discourse on Blessings. At the beginning of the sutta, he asks: “What is truly auspicious, truly a blessing?” His response (perhaps surprising) is how to craft an empowered life that is in harmony with, and supportive of, our deepest values. The thirty-eight enumerated blessings in the sutta remind us that we are a part of something greater than a small sense of self. Connected to all of life through integration of deep wisdom in our lives, we give and receive blessings.

Blessing the World2017-01-09T00:31:11-05:00

Not Without You!

2017-01-09T08:11:18-05:00

As we move into another year, New York Insight would like to thank those sangha members who were so generous with their time, creative energy, and presence - the volunteers.

Not Without You!2017-01-09T08:11:18-05:00
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