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Walking Each Other Home: Practices for a More Meaningful Life
with Mirabai Bush
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

“If you or someone you know is at risk of dying one day, you should come to this workshop.” –Former Participant

Most of us avoid thoughts of dying until we lose a loved one or come close to dying ourselves. But, by combining insight practices and discussion, we can learn how the secret of living and the secret of dying are the same: learning to be in the present moment, letting go of fear, and becoming more loving and compassionate.

Join us for this Daylong Retreat to learn how meditation and mindfulness can help you on the one journey we all take: our own personal journey through life to the common end in death. We are all in this together, on a parallel journey of finding meaning and eventually releasing meaning as we die. The day will be a mix of talks, meditation and practices with being present with life as it is.

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).


Note About Registration:

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New York Insight Meditation Center is offering a new structure for registration. Members receive 15% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the membership email confirmation.

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We offer new sliding scale fees, and ask that you choose the highest fee you are able to afford based on your financial means. The Sustaining rate represents the actual program operating cost. If you can afford this level or higher, you assist our efforts to offer reduced rates and support ongoing financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the Base Fee, you can set up a payment plan or let us know how much you are able to pay at this time by emailing registration@nyimc.org.



Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as Executive Director until 2008. Under her direction, The Center introduced contemplative practices into education, law, business, environment leadership, philanthropy, the military, and social justice activism. She has been teaching workshops and courses on contemplative practice in life and work for 45 years, integrating her experience in organizational management, teaching, and consulting. She co-developed the curriculum for Search Inside Yourself for Google, the first program in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence; it has been attended by thousands of Google employees. A founding board member of the Seva Foundation, an international public health organization, she directed the Seva Guatemala Project, supporting sustainable agriculture and integrated community development.

She is co-author with Ram Dass of Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying; and Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service; co-author with Daniel Barbezat of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning; and editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live. She has been a board member of Lions Roar, Omega Institute, Seva Foundation, Military Fitness Institute, the Dalai Lama Fellows, and Love Serve Remember. She is an advisor to Mindful magazine and Mindful.org. Her spiritual studies include meditation in Bodh Gaya, India, with Shri S.N. Goenka and Anagarika Munindra; bhakti yoga with Neemkaroli Baba; and studies with Tibetan lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kyabje Gehlek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others. She studied aikido with Kanai Sensei and has practiced Iyengar and Sivananda yoga. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, EJ Lynch, has one son, Owen, a filmmaker, and a divine grand-daughter, Dahlia.