Online: Cultivating Peace Within You in a Chaotic World

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Online: Cultivating Peace Within You in a Chaotic World
with Bhante Buddharakkhita
Saturday, February 20th, 2021 | 10:00am – 1:00pm ET

The world is on fire. Many countries are experiencing injustice, political unrest and a COVID-19 pandemic. How can you find balance and cultivate peace within you?

The retreat will include guided mindfulness and equanimity meditation, Dhamma talk, and a question and answer session.

Your registration fee will go to New York Insight and all additonal donations will go directly to the teacher. Thank you for your generosity!


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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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Bhante Buddharakkhita

Ven. Bhante Buddharakkita, Founder & Abbot, was born and raised in Uganda, Africa. He first encountered Buddhism in 1990 while living in India, and he began practicing meditation in 1993. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by the late Venerable U Silananda in 2002 at the Tathagata Meditation Center in San Jose, California. He then spent eight years under the guidance of Bhante Gunaratana at the Bhavana Society, West Virginia. Bhante is the founder of the Uganda Buddhist Center in Uganda. Besides spending time at the Buddhist Center in Uganda, he is the spiritual director of Flowering Lotus Meditation Center in Magnolia, Mississippi. He is also on the council of spiritual advisers to the Global Buddhist Relief, New Jersey. Bhante has been teaching meditation in Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. since 2005. His book “Planting Dhamma Seeds: The Emergence of Buddhism in Africa” tells the story of his religious and spiritual work in Africa.

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