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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Seasons of Our Lives: Equanimity and Compassion in our Journey as Women
Charmaine Henderson, Gina Sharpe

November 9, 2014
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

This program is being offered on a sliding scale basis that allows individuals to select a fee that best reflects their means. Any amount above the lowest rate enables NYI to offer financial assistance to those who request it and goes to support additional programming at NYI.


This day will be devoted to coming together to explore and share the Buddha's teachings on opening to the cries of the world with a tender heart.  Often in the way we are socialized as women we are expected to care for the needs of others and encouraged less in the direction of self-care and compassion. The Buddha taught that each one of us has the capacity to awaken and we will practice honoring  this fundamental truth. Through meditation, talks, ritual and discussion we will look at the reality of nonseparation of self and other and how we might more fully embody this in our listening to the cries of all beings, starting with ourselves.  

*Registration does not include teacher support.

Teacher support: Suggested starting donation for a daylong is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  All donations go to support the teacher(s).  


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charmaine henderson

Charmaine Henderson Charmaine Henderson has taught insight meditation since 2000. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program and participates in other teacher training and study programs. She teaches insight meditation retreats as well as courses on integrating the Dhamma into daily life.  In addition to teaching through New York Insight and other organizations she offers meditation sessions in the state court where she works. Charmaine has served on the board of directors of NYI (from 2009 through 2011) and of Diamond Metta, a group of LGBTQ practitioners in NYC (from 1999 to 2006).


Gina Sharpe Gina Sharpe was born in Jamaica and immigrated to New York at the age of 11.  After retiring from the practice of law, she co-founded New York Insight Meditation Center where she serves as Guiding Teacher. She has taught at Retreat Centers and other venues around the United States including a maximum security prison for women. She has been teaching the Dharma since 1995 and is particularly inspired by the potential and application of Dharma to transform and illuminate interpersonal and multicultural relations.

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