Holistic Awareness: A Day of Inner and Outer Practice

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Holistic Awareness: A Day of Inner and Outer Practice
with Oren Jay Sofer
Saturday, April 11th, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

The path of awakening taught by the Buddha includes a wide range of practices to cultivate awareness, clear the mind, and free the heart.

While many forms of training focus exclusively on silent, individual meditation, more varied forms of practice support a more holistic and integrated transformation. In this daylong meditation retreat, we will explore both silent individual practice and interactive relational practices, strengthening our innate capacities for a dynamic and stable kind-hearted awareness.

The day will include a combination of instructions, silent meditation, movement, and interactive practice. It is appropriate for meditators at all levels of experience.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
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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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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.



Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer is a nationally recognized teacher of meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. Oren is co-founder of Mindful Healthcare and the founder of Next Step Dharma, an innovative online program that helps meditators integrate their retreat experiences into daily life.