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2May 2021

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

May 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized| "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 [...]

30April 2021

Talking about Real Life with Sharon Salzberg

April 30th, 2021|Uncategorized| 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 [...]

12April 2021

A Covenant with New York Insight

April 12th, 2021|Blog|

Two months after my wife died in November of 2017, a friend took me to dinner and at some point said to me that she was going to meditation the next morning. She asked… why don’t I come with her? And so I did and was guided into my first meditation by Sharon [...]

31January 2021

Being One’s Own Teacher

January 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|

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.

2January 2021

Video: Ego, Buddhism & Freud with Mark Epstein

January 2nd, 2021|Blog|

  "You" might not be as real as you think you are. In this short video below, author and psychologist Mark Epstein explains what Buddhism has to say about living ego-free, and how Freud misunderstood it. Join Mark on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 for an online discussion with Amy Gross examining the relationship [...]

28November 2020

A Truly Connected Life – Dan Siegel

November 28th, 2020|Blog|

In this fascinating talk recorded at Wisdom 2.0, Dan Siegel explores the definition of mind, where it resides in our bodies, how it defines our sense of self, and what it all means for our world.  Join Dan Siegel for a special online program building on the themes in the above video, "MWe and the Integration of Identity" [...]

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