Now Online: The Dharma is Your Life – A Six-Week Course

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Now Online Only: The Dharma is Your Life – A Six-Week Course
with Jon Aaron
Thursdays, April 16th – May 21st, 2020 | 10:00am – 12:00pm ET

How do the core Buddhist teachings impact the way you live and how does your life create its own dharma. Are you trying to control life or are you allowing life to live itself fully through you? How do you get in your own way? When does love and trust vanquish fear? Within the Buddha’s own teaching the word Dharma has a number of meanings—the truth, the teachings, the way, the nature of life, qualities of the mind, etc.

We will integrate all these meanings into this exploration of practice. Each week we will explore a very specific teaching and see how it reflects our lives, and how our lives reflect the teaching. What keeps us from living the Dharma fully?

Each class will include a period of formal practice, a short dharma talk, time for discussion and further practice as well as one-to-one teacher meetings.

The class is geared for advanced practitioners as well as for those who have already taken a beginning meditation class or MBSR.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
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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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Jon Aaron


Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitioner and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.

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