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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


The Perception Trap
Jon Aaron
Thursdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
Online registration is closed. Walk–in registration available by cash or check.

January 8, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online registration is closed. Walk–in registration available by cash or check.

Registration Fee: $160, does not include teacher–support.


Thursday Mornings @ the Center

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."  ~Albert Einstein

The mind constantly perceives.  We could almost say it’s a perception machine.  These perceptions form our apparent reality.  In any given situation, there is the circumstance itself, and our perception of the circumstance.  More often than not, our suffering and stress is a result not of the circumstance but of our perception of the circumstance, and while we can sometimes change our circumstances, we can always change our perception.  In fact, once we see through the illusion of our distorted perceptions, we then start to see the first tastes of freedom.  As the core text for this class we will use Bhante Gunaratana’s new book, “Meditation on Perception”  based on the Buddha’s teaching on perception.

Each session will involve practice, discussion and inquiry.


Registration does not include teacher support/teacher dana.

Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $15 per session but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  All donations go to support the teacher(s).

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Jon Aaron

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 Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.

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