Online: Back to Basics to Strengthen Your Practice

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Online: Back to Basics to Strengthen Your Practice
with Bart Van Melik
Fridays, November 6th – November 27th, 2020 | 9:00am – 10:30am ET


The Buddha taught us to live in harmony with the way things are and to awaken to the truth of suffering and how to end it. This might sound like a lofty goal – especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

However it can be very supportive to practice the most basic instructions the Buddha gave: to fully know of what it’s like to be human in every moment.

Step by step during this online course, we’ll look at the Buddha’s teachings on welcoming ALL of our experiences – even the presence of challenging emotions. This course will offer empowering instructions enabling us to know the immediate truth of our experience which is so worthy of our application.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
If you are registering via a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, you can scroll right and left and up and down within the below form if it is partially obscured or cut off. Please contact if you need assistance.

Please note: We are temporarily unable to provide registration confirmation emails. However the link to access the program will be emailed to you 2 days prior to the event and again 1 hour before the start. Registration includes access to the event recording, which will be made available to you ten days after the event.

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



Bart van Melik

Bart van Melik found meditation in 2003 and has been teaching meditation since 2009, bringing the practice to diverse communities like juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters and NYC public schools. He is passionate about supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to life’s stresses. Bart graduated from the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training.

“Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of one’s mind.” Buddha

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