Online: The Heart of Devotion

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Online: The Heart of Devotion
with Oren Jay Sofer
Saturday, July 24th, 2021 | 10:00am – 1:30pm ET


What role does devotion play on the Buddhist path? How can we understand and cultivate this quality in a direct and meaningful way in our lives? This half-day program will explore these and other questions related to devotion and its role in contemplative practice. The day will include a combination of didactic teaching, silent meditation and reflection, interactive exploration, with ample time for questions and discussion.

This program is appropriate for both advanced and new meditators alike. All are welcome, no prior experience necessary. Oren Jay Sofer is also teaching a Friday evening program, “A Path of Devotion“, on Friday, July 23rd, 2021. Click below for combined Friday and Saturday registration at a discount.

Registration for Saturday:

Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
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Registration for Friday and Saturday:

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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Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication and co-author of Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents. He is co-founder of Mindful Healthcare and the founder of Next Step Dharma, an innovative online program that helps meditators integrate their retreat experiences into daily life. Find him on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, or check out his newsletter.

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