NYI Urban Weekend Retreat

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New York Insight Urban Weekend Retreat
with Rosemary Blake
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 10am – 6:00pm
Sunday, January 13th, 2019 | 10am – 5:00pm

We are surrounded by noise – of traffic, telephones, people, machines, the endless demands of technology, all of which can pull us away from present moment awareness. A silent meditation retreat  is  a period of extended inward reflection, a space to achieve greater clarity of mind.

Retreats are a major part of the practice of insight meditation. This two-day silent meditation retreat allows for a rich experience of sangha that occurs when you meditate with fellow yogis for an extended period of time. Being mindful whether you are standing, sitting, walking, eating, riding the subway or listening to the teachings can deepen concentration and create the conditions that cause continuity of mindfulness to arise. It is a rich opportunity to “train the mind.”

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” –The Buddha

We suggested that you bring your lunch each day to maintain the meditative atmosphere and concentration. Individual teacher interviews will be offered.

So come and deepen your practice, whether you are an experienced retreatant or this is your first retreat. All are welcome.

Participants may register for either or both days. Registration is separate for each day. 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).


Note About Registration:

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 registration@nyimc.org.

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.

For more information about our generosity policy and the sliding scale fee structure, please click here.



Rosemary Blake

Rosemary BlakeRosemary Blake has been a meditator for more than 30 years. She was introduced to the dharma in 2003 at the first Insight Meditation Society POC retreat, an event she attended annually for the next ten years. Her experience in 2013 of IMS’ three-month retreat both deepened her practice and created a commitment to attend a month-long vipassana meditation retreat every year. She completed Larry Yang’s two year Commit2Dharma study program and began teaching insight meditation at New York Insight after her graduation from Spirit Rock’s fourth Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition, she recently completed her tenure as President of the Board at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Rosemary is grateful for all that this practice provides.

“Being mindful is being aware of what is right here already” Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Nancy Glimm

Nancy GlimmNancy Glimm has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1996. She has been a part of New York Insight Meditation Center since its inception. Nancy is a 2012 graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders training program. Her primary teacher is Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia. Nancy leads the Living Urban Dharma Monday Daytime Sit. She is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 35 years of experience. Her psychotherapy practice is informed by her spiritual practice.

“We need to investigate our minds and mental programs more thoroughly and more often…This input is the kamma that leads to the end of kamma, and is the hinge point of the Buddha’s teaching. In it’s deepest fulfillment… it can lead to complete liberation.” Ajahn Sucitto

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