Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Conscious Living | Conscious Working: Daylong
Brian Simmons, George Pitagorsky
January 24, 2016
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
This daylong is also part of a 5-month long Extended Mindfulness Course, learn more here. Students can register for the daylong separately or register for the course.
Conscious living is treating every moment of every day as a meditation; it is cultivating wisdom through mindfulness. Mindfulness gives rise to awareness, and awareness allows our innate wisdom to flower. Wisdom brings forth compassion. This retreat is an intensive exploration of meditation in daily life. Participants learn and practice several specific meditation techniques intertwined with the key Buddhist teachings that give both a practical and philosophical foundation for the techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experience, ask questions, and address issues regarding the integration of meditation and Buddhist thought into daily work, family, and social life.
*teacher support/dana is included in the registration fee
All scholarships have been awarded for this daylong.
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Brian Simmons is a former award winning Writer/Producer for Comedy Central, and is currently a High School English teacher in NYC, where he has introduced Mindfulness to the Department of Education. He has been practicing intensive daily Mindfulness since 1999 and completed teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical Center. In 2014, Brian was interviewed by ABC News with Diane Sawyer for a profile on Mindfulness. Currently, Brian is enrolled in the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program.
George Pitagorsky blends Buddhism, systems thinking and non-dual philosophy. He has practiced yoga and Insight Meditation since the early 1970’s. He is a multi-disciplinary business consultant, coach, and is currently a Managing Director in the NYC Dept. of Education’s Office of School Support Services. George is author of The Zen Approach to Project Management and Managing Conflict in Projects and editor of the Breakthrough Newsletter. George seeks to help people to integrate meditation and wisdom thinking into their daily lives. He has served on the NYI Board of Directors.