A Virtual Benefit for New York Insight Meditation Center
Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm – 7:30pm ET Open House
Come celebrate our community and support your spiritual home—a refuge of peace and a source of sanity in these turbulent times—at an open house benefit featuring vibrant musical performances, irresistible raffle and auction items, and lots of surprises!
Move to the exuberant sounds of Broadway as you browse and bid on prizes such as an online IMS retreat of your choice, a stack of teacher-signed dharma books, a weekend at a beachfront condo, a 90-minute guided meditation in Central Park, and so much more.
We are honored to host renowned Kirtan artist Krishna Das as he joins us for a live online performance as well as stars from our NYC Broadway community.
So register now, mark your calendar, and don’t miss this opportunity celebrate and support NYIMC as a sangha. See you there!
Live Performances By:
Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das ” known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD ” has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.
Christopher Wheeldon, O.B.E. (Director & Choreographer) trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet in 1991. In 1993, he joined New York City Ballet (NYCB) and was promoted to Soloist in 1998. He was named NYCB’s first Resident Choreographer in July 2001. Since then, he has created and staged productions for many of the world’s major ballet companies.
Among Wheeldon’s awards are a Tony Award® for Best Choreography, an Outer Critics Award for Best Choreography and Direction, the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, the American Choreography Award, the Dance Magazine Award, multiple London Critic’s Circle Awards, the Léonide Massine Prize for new choreography, the Benois de la Danse, and he is an Olivier Award winner. In 2016, he was named an O.B. E. and was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
We’ll be updating this page with raffle and auction items and a schedule of the amazing musical talent we’re lining up. Stay tuned!
Raffle tickets are sold in sets of five for $20. Items range in value from $75 to $300. The more sets
you buy, the more you up your odds of being surprised by winning something irresistible!
Here’s a preview of what you could win….
•Health renewing virtual sessions of Qigong, Yoga and Reiki
•1:1 interviews with compelling dharma teachers of our time, including Martin Aylward
•A rich array of gift certificates to Audible, Wave Books, Sullivan Street Teas & Spice Co.
Basket of Vegan Best Treats
•A stack of dharma books from Insight Meditation Society signed by beloved teachers
•90 minute guided Nature Meditation in Central Park with Lin Gordon
Registration and Raffle Tickets