Now Online: Calm Abiding, Creative Awakening

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Now Online: Calm Abiding, Creative Awakening
with Nina Wise
Sunday, June 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET

In this half-day online retreat, we will practice both silent meditation and robust creative self-expression. Contemplative practices and expressive practices enhance one another; in concert they quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to insight and happiness, and release our wildness. During this “Corona Time,” our ability to find joy, reduce stress, and enhance our capacity for spontaneity and adaptability is more important than ever for our own benefit and for the benefit of all.

The workshop will include periods of stillness, movement, and easy improv games which together form a fully embodied spiritual practice. These practices are designed to raise your spirits, inspire personal insight, create community, expand awareness, enhance self-confidence and develop presence and craft in your personal and professional lives. Open to all, including creatives, performers, leaders, or yogis interested in integrating contemplative and creative practices in their daily lives.


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



Nina Wise

Nina Wise is a well-known performer who has devoted her career to investigating the relationship between art and spirit. Artistic Director of Motion, she is the recipient of multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Marin Arts Council and has received seven Bay Area Critics Circle Awards. She is the author of A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self-Expression and Spiritual Practice for Those Who Have Time for Neither. Her stories and articles have appeared in The Sun, Yoga Journal, Tricycle, Inquiring Mind and Whole Earth Review.