Brightening the Mind

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Brightening the Mind
with Peter Doobinin
Sunday March 31st, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm

When the mind is bright, meditation flourishes and we meet life joyfully.

We brighten the mind by cultivating the heart quality of appreciative joy. In this daylong retreat, we’ll learn to develop appreciative joy in meditation and in daily life. In doing so, we’ll learn the basics of a skill that we’ll be able to implement in our practice after the retreat ends.

The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, instruction, practice activities, and discussion. Some experience in meditation is helpful for this Daylong and all are welcome.


Note About Registration:

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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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



Peter Doobinin

Peter Doobinin Peter Doobinin has been teaching insight meditation for more than 20 years. Peter offers online one-on-one training in meditation and dharma skills to experienced practitioners through The Dharma Student Project ( He is a founder of New York Insight, Downtown Meditation Community, and Berlin Dharma. Over the years, Peter has taught meditation at many venues including the New York City public schools. He is the author of the dharma book, The Skill of Living, and two novels, Suburban Boy and Daylight Saving Time.



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