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AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presence
with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Middle Collegiate Church at 112 2nd Ave, New York, NY (at East 7th Street)
In this evening workshop, we will explore and experience the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance for meaning, connection, and equanimity in our lives.

We’ll explore the notion that the mind may be an “emergent process” that arises from energy and information flow. Seeing the mind this way will help us illuminate the nature of consciousness and the central role of being aware, of being present in life. Linking differentiated elements into a coherent whole is what integration is—and integration may be at the heart of well-being.

This evening will provide the setting for integrating consciousness itself with a Wheel of Awareness practice in which we will differentiate the knowns of consciousness on the rim of a metaphoric wheel from the knowing in the hub and systematically link them with a spoke of attention.

Come join us in this exploration of well-being in our lives! We’ll dive deeply into the nature of presence, and how learning a reflective practice such as the Wheel of Awareness can build the mental skills of focused attention, open awareness, and kind intention that research suggests are three pillars of mind training that have been empirically shown to cultivate important aspects of social, psychological, and physiological flourishing.


The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).

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Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.