Now Online: Insight Dialogue Sangha

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Insight Dialogue Sangha

with Bart van Melik

Second & Fourth Mondays of Every Month | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Online via Zoom until further notice

Due to the rising concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, NYI is transitioning into online programming. Effective Monday, March 16th and continuing for at least several weeks, NYI will no longer hold in-person public programs, sanghas and community meetings. The major reason for our closing is of course the health and safety of our teachers and community of yogis, as well as to support the larger efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We hold our mission to provide refuge for our sangha dearly, especially during these challenging times when connection to one another is all the more important.

Please check our website calendar for further updates regarding this sangha and other programs. Info about online access will be listed under the description below.

Insight Dialogue Sangha is the merging of two sits – Monday night Dharma2 and the occasional Sunday Insight Dialogue. This was due to the growth in participation as well as a scheduling conflict with the rooms available.

Insight Dialogue taps into the enormous power, wisdom and compassion that co-arises when people gather with the intention to be mindful. We meditate in dialogue and reflect on Buddha’s teachings to gain insight into how relational suffering is created and how we can release this suffering.

All are welcome!

These evenings provide an opportunity to apply the teachings of mindfulness and compassion directly to interpersonal relationships and communications as well as within the context of daily life situations and universal themes. The format offers community connection, alongside meditation and facilitated activities that include speaking, listening, and relating. Learning to connect with greater presence opens up possibilities for ease, joy, and healing. And for those committed to the Buddhist path, these practices help deepen the application of teachings to daily life.

Available Online by Zoom:

Or, dial by your location:

+16465588656,,952495308# US (New York)

Meeting ID: 952 495 308
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Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are shared between the teacher and NYI.


Please consult our monthly calendar for dates of Insight Dialogue Sangha.



Bart van Melik

Bart van Melik found meditation in 2003 and has been teaching meditation since 2009, bringing the practice to diverse communities like juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters and NYC public schools. He is passionate about supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to life’s stresses. Bart graduated from the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training.

“Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of one’s mind.” Buddha