New Year’s Eve Gathering

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New Year’s Eve Gathering

Monday, December 31, 2018 | 9:00pm – 12:30am

Join us in reflection and celebration as we come together, in compassionate community, to welcome the New Year. We’ll enjoy periods of silent meditation, as well as music, poetry, small group discussions and an intention setting ceremony, with opportunities to both honor the year that has passed and to prepare our hearts and hands to engage in the world that is beginning anew. The evening is sure to be joyful, bright and nourishing for all those seeking a spirited sanctuary in this challenging time. Doors open at 8:00pm.

Note About Registration:

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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.

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Teacher(s)

Brian Simmons

Brian is a former award-winning Writer/Producer for Comedy Central and currently Dean of Students in NYC, where he has pioneered the use of Mindfulness in diverse educational environments from high school to college. Brian has vigorously maintained an intensive daily Mindfulness practice since the 1990’s and studies extensively on retreat with world masters. He completed teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical College as well as the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

Brian’s work was prominently featured in a documentary series on the teenage brain and he has appeared in media outlets to discuss Mindfulness including ABC News with Diane Sawyer

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.

Karen G. Williams

Karen G. Williams is on the New York Insight’s Teacher’s Council and a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program. She has practiced vipassana meditation since 2008 under the mentorship of DaRa Williams. Karen is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Mississippi State University. Her research examines strategies implemented inside correctional facilities to help incarcerated people return home to their communities. When Karen is not writing or teaching, she inhabits her alter ego, “BackAlley Dred” who plays roller derby. Karen’s practice is rooted in cultivating a spirit of whole heartedness on and off the track. Photo credit Jean Schwarzwalder.

Lani Miller

Lani MillerLani Miller has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1977. She is a graduate of the third Community Dharma Leaders Program. Lani is also a Singer/ Songwriter who is interested in how music and other creative arts can be a vehicle for sharing spiritual truths and values.

“You must have shadow and light source both. Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.” Rumi

Sandra Weinberg

Sandra WeinbergSandra 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.

“Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise.” Surangama Sutra