Postponed: Wisdom & Compassion – Guiding Our Life

Loading Events
This event has passed.

Postponed: Wisdom & Compassion – Guiding Our Life
with Joseph Goldstein and Bart van Melik
Details forthcoming for postponement

We will honor all requests for refunds. However, the COVID-19 emergency has a devastating financial impact on all of us. If it is affordable for you to have a generous heart, please consider accepting credit towards a future program, or turning your registration into a donation. Thank you!


In this daylong retreat with Joseph Goldstein and Bart van Melik you’re invited to explore the simple and direct practice of of moment-to-moment mindfulness.

Through developing the skill of careful observation, we can experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

This daylong retreat is open to everyone. We will honor and abide in noble silence including the periods of silent sitting and walking practice. There will be instructions and talks by the teachers and time for questions about your practice.

Please Note: this event is located off-site at the West Side Loft located at 163 Bank St, 3rd Floor Loft, New York, NY 10014.

Registration TBA



Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

He is the author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, The Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

Bart van Melik

Bart van Melik found meditation in 2003 and has been teaching meditation since 2009, bringing the practice to diverse communities like juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters and NYC public schools. He is passionate about supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to life’s stresses. Bart graduated from the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training.

“Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of one’s mind.” Buddha

Go to Top