Now Online: Tuesday Dharma Gathering

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Tuesday Dharma Gathering
 
with Elaine Retholtz and Brian Simmons
 
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | 7:00pm-9:00pm ET
 

 

Due to the rising concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, NYI is transitioning into online programming. Effective Monday, March 16th and continuing for at least several weeks, NYI will no longer hold in-person public programs, sanghas and community meetings. The major reason for our closing is of course the health and safety of our teachers and community of yogis, as well as to support the larger efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We hold our mission to provide refuge for our sangha dearly, especially during these challenging times when connection to one another is all the more important.

Please check our website calendar for further updates regarding this sangha and other programs. Info about online access will be listed under the description below.

The Tuesday Dharma Gathering provides an introduction to Insight Meditation, as well as an opportunity to meditate in a supportive environment. These teacher-led gatherings offer the opportunity to meet teachers, hear a dharma talk, and participate in a dialogue about how to apply the principles of Buddhist meditation to our daily lives.

If you are new to New York Insight or an experienced meditator, we encourage you to attend this online community gathering. (While we work through the kinks while we transition this program online, temporarily we will not be holding the usual beginner’s orientation.) Invite your friends, all are welcome!

Join Online by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/724611391
Or, dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 724 611 391
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/achakHOtPS

Registration:

If you are registering via a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, you can scroll right and left and up and down within the form if it is partially obscured or cut off. Please contact registration@nyimc.org if you need assistance.

Fee by donation: You can now pre-register by paying the suggested donation online for our Tuesday Dharma Gathering; as always you can just drop in and “pay what you can.” Whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event, all donations are shared between the teacher(s) and NYI.

If you have questions about your registration (cancellation policy, membership discount, email confirmation, etc.), please read our FAQs. If your question is not addressed in the FAQs, please email registration@nyimc.org.

For more information about our generosity policy and the sliding scale fee structure, please click here.

Teacher(s)

Elaine Retholtz

Elaine RetholtzElaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma since 1988. In addition to teaching Dharma at New York Insight, she is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life. Elaine is committed to deepening her own understanding of issues of diversity and the way racial conditioning in the United States affects all of us — both as individuals and in relationship to the institutions we are a part of, including New York Insight. She’s been involved in New York Insight’s diversity efforts for many years, serving on the diversity committee, and working with others to create spaces – for diverse groups of practitioners as well as for white practitioners meeting separately – to explore these issues within a Dharma frame.

Brian Simmons

Brian is a former award-winning Writer/Producer for Comedy Central and currently Dean of Students in NYC, where he has pioneered the use of Mindfulness in diverse educational environments from high school to college. Brian has vigorously maintained an intensive daily Mindfulness practice since the 1990’s and studies extensively on retreat with world masters. He completed teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical College as well as the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

Brian’s work was prominently featured in a documentary series on the teenage brain and he has appeared in media outlets to discuss Mindfulness including ABC News with Diane Sawyer

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