How Mindfulness Meditation Leads to Insight

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How Mindfulness Meditation Leads to Insight
with Jon Aaron
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

What is the relationship between mindfulness (Sati) and Insight (Vipassana)? In this day of practice, we will explore the factors of mindfulness and the practice of investigation and how these efforts lead to both insight and tranquility.

What are we talking about when we speak of insights in the meditative context? A strong key is found in the Seven Factors of Awakening which starts with Mindfulness. The teaching on the Seven Factors is a key to our own individual awakening and consequently the awakening of the society we are part of.

In this Daylong, we will explore the concept of meditation, how it leads to insight and what concepts support us in our meditation practice. This program is open to meditators of all levels.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.

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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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.