AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presence

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AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presence
with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
A Benefit for New York Insight Meditation Center
Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Middle Collegiate Church at 112 2nd Ave, New York, NY (at East 7th Street)
“Dan Siegel is a brilliant integrator and his new book Aware is a visionary blend of neuroscience, physics and cutting edge psychology combined with creative approaches to mindfulness and compassion. His practice of the Wheel of Awareness brings together many skillful and wise elements of meditation, all rolled into one.”

Jack Kornfield, author and Insight Meditation Teacher
Join Dr Daniel Siegel, the internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist for a special benefit event for New York Insight.

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.

Dr Siegel will present his acclaimed new Wheel of Awareness meditation practice, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life, which teaches us how to harness the power of the principle: “Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.”

He will reveal how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.

We will also 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.

All ticket purchases will go to support the New York Insight Meditation Center.


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).

Note About Registration:

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New York Insight Meditation Center is offering a new structure for registration. Members receive 15% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the membership email confirmation.

NYI is committed to ensuring that our programs are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. No financial assistance application is needed when registering for a program.

We offer new sliding scale fees, and ask that you choose the highest fee you are able to afford based on your financial means. The Sustaining rate represents the actual program operating cost. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer reduced rates and support ongoing financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the Base Fee, you can set up a payment plan or let us know how much you are able to pay at this time by emailing



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.
He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm, Mind, and, with Tina Payne Bryson, The Whole-Brain Child and No Drama Discipline. He is also the author of the bestsellers MindsightParenting from the Inside Out and his most recent book, Aware.

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