Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Core Dharma: The Buddha's Direct Path to Freedom
Gina Sharpe, Jon Aaron
Wednesdays: November 6, 13, 20; December 4 // This course is in progress and registration closed.
December 4, 2013
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Exploring together the Buddha's root teachings on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness and how they can be applied here and now on the road to the sure heart's release. There will be teachings, interactive practices and ample time for questions and discussions in small groups.
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Gina Sharpe was born in Jamaica and immigrated to New York at the age of 11. After retiring from the practice of law, she co-founded New York Insight Meditation Center where she serves as Guiding Teacher. She has taught at Retreat Centers and other venues around the United States including a maximum security prison for women. She has been teaching the Dharma since 1995 and is particularly inspired by the potential and application of Dharma to transform and illuminate interpersonal and multicultural relations.
Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.