Still, in the City: A Circle of Friends Member Event

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Still, in the City: A Circle of Friends Member Event
Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Free for members; $20 for non-members

What good is our practice if we leave it on the cushion?
Please join us for a special evening event, free to members and those signing up to be members, based on the acclaimed new book Still, in the City: Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos.

A collection of stories and essays on the fierce practices of Urban Buddhism, Still, in the City shows us how we can make practice real by taking it off the cushion and into our days, our homes, offices, and relationships that make up our daily life.

During this event on June 24th, three of the book’s authors, Rosemary Blake, Gary Singer and Angela Dews, will offer meditation practices geared for city living and lead a juicy discussion on how we can find peace and share compassion in the midst of urban chaos.

Signed copies of the Still in the City will be free to members, and at a discounted price of $15 for others.


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Angela Dews

Angela DewsAngela Dews found the dharma in 1996, at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch in New Mexico, and began dedicated practice at Deer Park In California with Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a graduate of the fourth Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock. Angela co-leads the NYI Harlem Insight Sangha.

“I walk for my ancestors.” ~Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Because the ancestors seldom walked slowly and empty-handed and sometimes had to run.

Gary Singer

 Gary Singer is a teacher of New York Insight and a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader’s teaching program. He’s been practicing vipassanna meditation since 1992 and integrates mindfulness into his psychotherapy practice. As a founder of NYI’s Family Sangha program, he writes and gives workshops on mindfulness, stress reduction, work/life balance, and intercultural/interracial relationships.

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

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