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The Brahma Viharas

with Rosemary Blake, Nancy Glimm and Amy Selzer

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 | 10am-5pm

Come join us for a day of practice with the Brahma Viharas, building confidence in our heart’s capacity to love. The Brahma Viharas Practice offers a framework for cultivating our best selves.

This is a day to deepen your relationship with the Brahma Viharas: Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Upekkha, the sublime abidings. Through this exploration we cultivate awareness of our own condition and the condition of all beings. The practices of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity build on each other and are interwoven with all of the Buddha’s teachings.

We will meditate, listen to the teachings and engage in discussions, making this a heart-opening day of exploration, practice and discovery.

Open to all levels.

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).

Note About Registration:

New York Insight Meditation Center is offering a new structure for registration. Members receive 15% off of the Sustaining Rate.

NYI is committed to ensuring that our programs are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. No financial assistance application is needed when registering for a program.

We offer new sliding scale fees, and ask that you choose the highest fee you are able to afford based on your financial means. The Sustaining rate represents the actual program operating cost. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer reduced rates and support ongoing financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the Base Fee, you can set up a payment plan or let us know how much you are able to pay at this time by emailing registration@nyimc.org.

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Teacher(s)

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

Nancy Glimm

Nancy GlimmNancy Glimm has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1996. She has been a part of New York Insight Meditation Center since its inception. Nancy is a 2012 graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders training program. Her primary teacher is Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia. Nancy leads the Living Urban Dharma Monday Daytime Sit. She is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 35 years of experience. Her psychotherapy practice is informed by her spiritual practice.

“We need to investigate our minds and mental programs more thoroughly and more often…This input is the kamma that leads to the end of kamma, and is the hinge point of the Buddha’s teaching. In it’s deepest fulfillment… it can lead to complete liberation.” Ajahn Sucitto

Amy Selzer

Amy SelzerAmy Selzer has been practicing vipassana meditation since 2002. She has completed two year-long classes on Integrated Study and Practice with Andrew Olendski. Currently, she is part of the Community Dharma Leaders teaching program. She has led groups for the past 12 years and now teaches in several NYI sanghas. Amy’s former career was team teaching young children in an inclusion program comprised of children with and without special needs. In addition, she worked with and supported their parents. Her love of teaching continues. She is particularly passionate about the dharma and bringing it into the lives of the aging population as well as to all other practitioners.