Tuesday Dharma Gathering

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Tuesday Dharma Gathering

with Brian Simmons and Elaine Retholtz

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

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 Insight, you can attend the Beginner’s Orientation to Insight Meditation for guided meditation instruction from 7-8pm.

If you are new to New York Insight or an experienced meditator, we encourage you to attend this open, community gathering and bring your friends. All are welcome!

Registration:

Note About Registration:

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)

Brian Simmons

Brian SimmonsBrian Simmons is a former award winning Writer/Producer for Comedy Central, and currently a High School English teacher in NYC, where he has introduced Mindfulness to the Department of Education. He has been practicing intensive daily Mindfulness since 1999 and completed teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical Center. In 2014, Brian was interviewed by ABC News with Diane Sawyer for a profile on Mindfulness. Currently, Brian is enrolled in the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program.​

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.