Radical Friendship: Loving Yourself and Finding Your People in an Unjust World

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Radical Friendship: Loving Yourself and Finding Your People in an Unjust World
with Kate Johnson
Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Systems of oppression impact our wellbeing, making it difficult for us to connect with ourselves and each other in authentic, meaningful ways. The Buddha’s teachings on spiritual friendship are good medicine for times of injustice, and can help us practice freedom even in unfree places.

Come and learn these time-honored practices of right relationship that remind us of our inherent wholeness and beautiful differences. Through guided meditation and accessible movement, journaling and discussion, we will explore how radical friendship can support us to restore trust, bridge splits and share joy. Join us solo, or bring a few friends. This Daylong retreat is appropriate to practitioners of all levels.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.



Kate Johnson

Kate JohnsonKate Johnson has taught embodied practices as social change methodologies for over a decade. A lifelong dancer and a longtime meditator, Kate is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader training and is a current trainee in the center’s four year retreat teacher training. She has worked with people of all ages and abilities using Social Presencing Theater in public schools, community health centers, performance collectives and social justice organizations. Currently, Kate teaches at New York Insight, The Rubin Museum, the School for Visual Arts, Spirit Rock and at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She is also on staff at Buddhist Peace Fellowship, where she designs online educational programs integrating Buddhadharma and Social Justice. www.katejohnson.com

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