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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Life, Death, Etc. ...All in a Year!
Jon Aaron, Sandra Weinberg
A year-long class about learning to live by facing death, based on Stephen Levine’s "A Year to Live". Class size is limited.

January 24, 2015
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

**This course is full and closed for registration.**


January 24,  April 19, September 19, December 19

Weekend Afternoons:
February 14, March 14, May 3, June 13, July 18, August 8, October 18, November 15
Weekday evenings:
March 23, May 20, July 8, September 28
(There may be some minor date changes.)


If we woke up each morning knowing we only had a year to live what would change?  How would we greet the day, our partner, our job?  Until we are directly confronted with our own mortality most of us live life as if it will never end. 

This is a class about living fully each moment of our lives.  Over twelve months we will live as though this is our last year. We will reflect upon life and death from the Buddhist perspective incorporating  other spiritual traditions as well.

It is a class for people of any age regardless of your health.  The class will involve four day-long retreats, through the year, 8 weekend afternoon sessions and some evening sessions for additional support.  Between sessions participants will receive readings and exercises for contemplation and reflection.

We encourage participants to be fully committed to this process and not to take the class casually.  There will be moments of intense sadness, considerable  joy and everything in between. 

Guests teachers will include Frank Ostaseski, Allan Lokos, Sebene Selassie and Gina Sharpe.

*Does not include teacher support.  For teacher support: Suggested starting donation for an evening/afternoon is $15 and $30 for a daylong but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  All donations go to support the teacher(s).

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Jon Aaron

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 Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.

sandra weinberg

Sandra Weinberg Sandra Weinberg is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NYI. She has studied the Dharma and practiced mindfulness meditation for over 30 years and is a graduate of the first Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program.  She is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.

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