The Healing Journey Meets the Spiritual Path

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The Healing Journey Meets the Spiritual Path
with Dr. Paul Epstein
Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 10:00am – 4:00pm


This daylong program will be an exploration of how the teachings of the Buddha and mindfulness meditation and compassion practice can be integrated and applied in the process of healing the dis-eases of our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits. We’ll bring a practical and contemplative approach exploring meaning and message through reflection and relationship. How we view and how we choose to relate to our pain, trauma, challenging life issues and symptoms is as important as what we do about them and what we do to treat them.

We will sit with and live the questions: What is healing and how does it happen? What is the difference between pain and suffering? How can we welcome and open to our pain and illness as an opportunity and vehicle for awakening and freedom from suffering?

We’ll practice skillful means and cultivating healing qualities of being, unconditional presence and self compassion? We will explore transformation and awakening through suffering. How can we be with our health challenges and painful truth in a way that is wise, compassionate and healing leading to liberation?

From a Buddhist perspective and the 4 Noble truths, in the suffering is the end of suffering. From a healing perspective, in the heart of the pain is the healing. How and where do the healing journey and spiritual path begin and where do they meet and how can they enhance and support one another along the way? You need not have an illness or be in pain to benefit from this day long…just be human!


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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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Paul Epstein

Paul Epstein, ND is a Naturopathic Physician, mind-body therapist, meditation teacher and speaker. He specializes in mind-body integrative medicine and the clinical and therapeutic application and integration of mindfulness practice and Buddhist perspectives in health and healing, transforming stress, pain, and illness into a journey of self-healing and awakening. He is on the faculty of AIHM, the Association for Integrative Health and Medicine. Paul completed the first Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) teacher training joint program of Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Centers, trained at the Academy for Guided Imagery, and has trained in the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy, and is a certified yoga teacher. He founded and led the Insight Meditation Community of Fairfield County, and co-founded and co-directed the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Paul leads mindful healing training, workshops and retreats worldwide, mentors health professionals and is in private practice in Westport, CT and is the author of Happiness through Meditation.