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Into the Void: The Buddha’s Teachings on Emptiness
 
with Jon Aaron
 
Nine Thursdays: January 17th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
 
The teachings on Emptiness (Sunyata) can come across as some great mystical experience or as a “thing” to be obtained. While it may seem confusing at first, these teachings have the potential to open us to the experience and embodied wisdom of Anatta (not-self). There are many books on the topic (some of which will be used in this class) and you have likely heard the term used often in talks. This class will be an opportunity to explore how, as we start to live from the place of Emptiness, true freedom is experienced.

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Teacher(s)

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.