These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NYI teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.
George Pitagorsky blends Buddhism, systems thinking and non-dual philosophy. He has practiced yoga and Insight Meditation since the early 1970’s. He is a multi-disciplinary business consultant, coach, and is currently a Managing Director in the NYC Dept. of Education’s Office of School Support Services. George is author of The Zen Approach to Project Management and Managing Conflict in Projects and editor of the Breakthrough Newsletter. George seeks to help people to integrate meditation and wisdom thinking into their daily lives. He has served on the NYI Board of Directors.
Karen G. Williams is a peer leader at NYInsight and in April 2017 she will graduate from the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program. She has practiced vipassana meditation since 2008 and will start the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program in the upcoming year. Karen G. recently received her doctoral degree in cultural anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research examines strategies implemented inside correctional facilities to help incarcerated people return home to their communities. When Karen is not teaching at Queens College, she can be found playing roller derby with Gotham Girls Roller Derby League. She plays under the name “BackAlley Dred” for the Bronx Gridlock and the Grand Central Terminators. Her practice is rooted in cultivating a spirit of whole heartedness on and off the track.Photo credit Gisel Florez.