Now Online: Surviving Modern Life – A Daylong Workshop

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Now Online: Surviving Modern Life – A Daylong Workshop
with Devon and Craig Hase
Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 10:00am – 4:00pm ET


These are challenging times. Like, really challenging. In this online daylong workshop based on their new book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, Devon and Craig Hase will lead participants in meditations, contemplations, dialogues, and exercises to help us tap into our resilience, so that we can face these unprecedented difficulties with warmth, kindness, and some measure of equanimity. We’ll be leaning on each other for wisdom and support, tapping into some of the most basic and useful Buddhist teachings on how to live a good life, and training together to stay grounded and connected even while the whole world seems to be spinning off its axis.

Along the way, they will be drawing from the chapters of their book:

-Don’t Be a Jerk
-Give a Little
-Say What’s True
-Make Sex Good
-Stay Clear

As they say in their book’s introduction, “[We draw] on Buddhist advice because, believe it or not, Buddhism has been through it all before. It’s seen wars, plagues, oppression, and it has, along the way, developed dependable ways to stay steady in the rollercoaster of family feuds, romantic vacillations, uncertain futures, and all the rest.”

Everyone is welcome, from beginning meditators to seasoned practitioners alike. After registering below, participants will receive a confirmation email with a discount code to get 30% off of Devon and Craig Hase’s new book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life.


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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Devon and Craig Hase

Devon and Craig Hase mentor dharma practitioners online, teach meditation on the Simple Habit app, and lead meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe. Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock and mentors mindfulness teachers for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. Craig spent six years in a Zen monastery and then completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. Craig and Devon have studied closely with Joseph Goldstein, Tara Brach, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and many others in the Insight, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. These days they live together in urban retreat in Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between retreat practice and dharma mentoring. Their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. To learn more, visit

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