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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself

Onsite sitting groups

People of Color Sangha
Karen G. Williams
Fee by donation

November 21, 2016
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

The Eye of the Hurricane—sila practice in our daily life

In the Buddhist’s texts sila is part of the three pillars—ethical conduct (sila), meditation (samadhi)and wisdom (prajna)—that lead to an unconditional inner freedom.

Life is filled with small and large challenges that circle around us like a hurricane.  The talk that follows this particular sit will explore how our sila practice can be an anchor in our daily life such that we are able to find stillness in our storms. We will explore how stillness allows for clarity and wisdom to emerge allowing us to respond gracefully and move towards greater freedom.


Third Monday of each month

No previous meditation experience is required.

This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice.

Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event  all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.



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Karen G. Williams

Karen G. Williams is a peer leader at NYInsight and in April 2017 she will graduate from the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program. She has practiced vipassana meditation since 2008 and will start the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program in the upcoming year. Karen G. recently received her doctoral degree in cultural anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research examines strategies implemented inside correctional facilities to help incarcerated people return home to their communities. When Karen is not teaching at Queens College, she can be found playing roller derby with Gotham Girls Roller Derby League. She plays under the name “BackAlley Dred” for the Bronx Gridlock and the Grand Central Terminators. Her practice is rooted in cultivating a spirit of whole heartedness on and off the track.Photo credit Gisel Florez.

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