Now Online: Holistic Spirituality, Part 1 – Finding Courage and Steadiness with Uncertainty

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Now Online: Holistic Spirituality, Part 1 – Finding Courage and Steadiness with Uncertainty
with Oren Jay Sofer
Saturday, April 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 4:30pm ET / 10:00am – 1:30pm PT

Due to COVID-19, this program will now be offered online only. Those who already registered for the in-person program will automatically be transferred to this online program. All registrants will be emailed the link to the online program prior to the program.
The path of awakening taught by the Buddha includes a wide range of practices to calm the body and mind, to heal the heart, and to respond to need with wisdom and compassion. Silent meditation is only one form of training. In this series of online, half-day retreats, we will build on the foundation of inner practice to build a holistic approach to transformation and engaged action.

Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer exploring ways to calm the mind and body, manage fear and anxiety effectively, and offer loving support to others in distress. Our program will include a range of tools, from silent meditation and visualization to movement and interactive practice.

This event is appropriate for meditators at all levels of experience. All are welcome; no prior experience necessary.

This retreat will be held online via Zoom, and will include meditation instructions, short Dharma talks, as well time for questions. We will take several short breaks, including a half hour break in the middle.

This program is the first of a three part online series with Oren Jay Sofer. Click here for more info.

Registration: Updated pricing and times due to new online format

We are transferring all who registered for the in-person program to the online program. For those who are unable to join us online and considering cancelling their registration, we will honor all requests for refunds. However, the COVID-19 emergency has a devastating financial impact on all of us. If it is affordable for you to have a generous heart, please consider accepting credit towards a future program, or turning your registration into a donation. Thank you!

Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
If you are registering via a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, you can scroll right and left and up and down within the below form if it is partially obscured or cut off. Please contact if you need assistance.

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

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



Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. He 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. Find him on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, or check out his newsletter.

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