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22April 2019

Finding My Spiritual Home

April 22nd, 2019|Blog, Community News|

Finding My Spiritual Home by Erin O’Connor, NYI Community Member In September 2013, I attended a retreat for women on the west coast. A big takeaway from that retreat was how much I really needed to find a spiritual home – to have people who are on the path and can offer me [...]

20August 2018

The Buddha & Bill W

August 20th, 2018|Blog|

Explore the connection between the path to recovery that Bill W. discovered for people with addictions (The Twelve Steps) and the path to freedom that the man who was the Buddha discovered for all beings with a human heart.

4April 2017

MBSR—Going Deep in 8 weeks!

April 4th, 2017|MBSR|

More and more these days there are ways of learning about mindfulness and the meditation practices that support it. There are apps, YouTube videos, online classes and a multitude of mindfulness classes and drop-in centers offered to the public. What makes a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class different?

8January 2017

Dear Abhi-dhamma: Desire and Unhappiness

January 8th, 2017|Ask Abhi–Dhamma, Blog|

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.