Exploring the Internal, External and the Eternal with Meditation: A Six-Week Course

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Exploring the Internal, External and the Eternal with Meditation: A Six-Week Course
with Jon Aaron
Thursdays, February 13th – March 19th, 2020 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

In the Satipatthana Sutta (Foundations of Mindfulness) the Buddha states “one abides contemplating the body (feelings, mind and dharmas) internally, externally and internally and externally. . . “.

If we are to fully engage with life our meditation practice must be internal and external and in so doing we connect with the eternal that connects all beings. In this way, we have an impact not only on our individual life but we truly share the merit of our practice with all lives.

During this course, we will investigate the internal and external phenomenon in Buddhist meditation practice, looking through various lenses both in the specific teachings on mindfulness but in many other teachings as well.

Participants should have some prior meditation experience, and it is helpful to have thorough experience with a foundational course or text on topics such as Insight Meditation or MBSR.


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.
If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email registration@nyimc.org.

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 registration@nyimc.org.



Jon Aaron


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 Practitioner and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.

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