Aging As a Spiritual Practice Daylong Retreat

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Aging As a Spiritual Practice Daylong Retreat
with Rosemary Blake, Amy Selzer, and Nancy Glimm
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am-5:00pm

Join us for a day exploring aging as a spiritual practice through direct meditation practice, Dharma offerings from the three teachers, open discussions as well as dyad and triad work among sangha members. Sangha support for this spiritual practice is essential and will be a direct part of this Daylong. Enjoy learning about how others are working with aging as a spiritual practice.

Topics for exploration will include:
1) Waking up to Aging
2) Coming to terms with Aging
3) Accepting who we are now
4) Appreciating the life we have now

We will practice mindfulness meditation as direct access to calming and quieting our body/minds. We will work with the Brahma Vihāra cultivating Metta, Karuna, Mudita, and Upekkha (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity) for ourselves and others. We will focus on self-compassion as we expand the awareness of our aging bodies and minds. There will be more teachings as well!

Come join Rosemary, Amy and Nancy, and the Aging as Spiritual Practice Sangha for a day of practice together. This daylong retreat is offered to all those exploring the spiritual benefits of aging as a direct practice. The daylong is open to all levels of students.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.

Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.

If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email

If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing



Rosemary Blake

Rosemary BlakeRosemary Blake has been a meditator for more than 30 years. She was introduced to the dharma in 2003 at the first Insight Meditation Society POC retreat, an event she attended annually for the next ten years. Her experience in 2013 of IMS’ three-month retreat both deepened her practice and created a commitment to attend a month-long vipassana meditation retreat every year. She completed Larry Yang’s two year Commit2Dharma study program and began teaching insight meditation at New York Insight after her graduation from Spirit Rock’s fourth Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition, she recently completed her tenure as President of the Board at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Rosemary is grateful for all that this practice provides.

“Being mindful is being aware of what is right here already” Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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.

Nancy Glimm

Nancy GlimmNancy Glimm has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1996. She has been a part of New York Insight Meditation Center since its inception. Nancy is a 2012 graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders training program. Her primary teacher is Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia. Nancy leads the Living Urban Dharma Monday Daytime Sit. She is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 35 years of experience. Her psychotherapy practice is informed by her spiritual practice.

“We need to investigate our minds and mental programs more thoroughly and more often…This input is the kamma that leads to the end of kamma, and is the hinge point of the Buddha’s teaching. In it’s deepest fulfillment… it can lead to complete liberation.” Ajahn Sucitto

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