Mindfulness, Compassionate Action, and the Wisdom of Emptiness Course

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Mindfulness, Compassionate Action, and the Wisdom of Emptiness
with Jon Aaron
6 Week Course on Thursdays, April 18th – May 23rd 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm


How does meditation practice inform our engagement with the world today?

As we walk the path between the absolute and ultimate reality do we allow appropriate response to arise when confronted with the challenges we face today?

The ideal of the Bodhisattava—implicit in the early Buddhist teachings and explicit in the later teachings—is compassion in action. Compassionate action arises in the space of emptiness when we let go of the clinging to self.

This class will explore the Bodhisattva ideal – its place in the early teachings and some of the primary texts of later teachings. Most important however we will explore how compassionate action arises in us, when is it blocked, and how we bring our practice and wisdom into the world. This course is open to all and appropriate to all levels of experience.


Note About Registration:

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).

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New York Insight Meditation Center is offering a new structure for registration. Members receive 15% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the membership email confirmation.

NYI is committed to ensuring that our programs are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. No financial assistance application is needed when registering for a program.

We offer new sliding scale fees, and ask that you choose the highest fee you are able to afford based on your financial means. The Sustaining rate represents the actual program operating cost. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer reduced rates and support ongoing financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the Base Fee, you can set up a payment plan or let us know how much you are able to pay at this time by emailing registration@nyimc.org.



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.

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