Now Online: Finding a Refuge in the Body

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Now Online Only: Finding a Refuge in the Body
with Peter Doobinin
Sunday, March 29th, 2020 | 10:00am – 1:00pm EST
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 a few days prior to the program.

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the most important aspects of the Buddha’s teachings is developing the ability to find refuge.  In a world that is always changing and often presents difficulty, it is essential that we have this skill if we’re to know true happiness in our lives.  There are various ways that, as dharma students, we seek refuge.  Ultimately, though, we have to learn to find refuge within, in the body.  In this online program, we’ll learn how to cultivate this critical skill.  The class will include teaching, instruction, practice, and discussion.  All are welcome to attend.

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.
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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.

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



Peter Doobinin

Peter Doobinin Peter Doobinin has been teaching insight meditation for more than 20 years. Peter offers online one-on-one training in meditation and dharma skills to experienced practitioners through The Dharma Student Project ( He is a founder of New York Insight, Downtown Meditation Community, and Berlin Dharma. Over the years, Peter has taught meditation at many venues including the New York City public schools. He is the author of the dharma book, The Skill of Living, and two novels, Suburban Boy and Daylight Saving Time.