Upcoming Events Calendar at NYIMC 2017-05-04T08:07:48+00:00

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Day of Silence 10:00 am
Day of Silence
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Day of Silence @ New York | New York | United States
The retreat day will be one of noble silence for those who want to deepen their practice. It will include sitting, walking, and select inspirational readings for contemplation. Individual interviews will be available. It is suggested that participants bring their lunch to maintain the meditative atmosphere and concentration. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as[...]
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Practicing with the Brahma Viharas: building confidence in our heart’s capacity to love 10:00 am
Practicing with the Brahma Viharas: building confidence in our heart’s capacity to love
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Practicing with the Brahma Viharas: building confidence in our heart’s capacity to love
This is a day to deepen our relationship with the Brahma Viharas–Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Uphekkha–the sublime abidings. The Brahma Viharas are not unknown qualities as they already exist within us. When cultivated these qualities awaken our heart’s awareness of our conditioning and that of all beings. The practice of loving kindness or friendliness, compassion,[...]
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Bird Watching Nature Meditation at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve 4:00 pm
Bird Watching Nature Meditation at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bird Watching Nature Meditation at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Want to spend a spring late afternoon watching birds and sunset? With a train ride away, we will be transported to a wild sanctuary from the city. We will be sharing various nature meditation practices in this beautiful open space – cultivating stillness, opening our senses and our heart, and let nature help us unfold[...]
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Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni
Amma Thanasanti will be leading our Tuesday evening sit as a special guest. The topic will be “Marrying the mystics passion for love and the activists passion for justice”. 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.[...]
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Access to Awakening: Divine Sourcing vs. Self-Sourcing 9:00 am
Access to Awakening: Divine Sourcing vs. Self-Sourcing
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Access to Awakening: Divine Sourcing vs. Self-Sourcing
The Buddha taught that that key to peace, joy and happiness is release: a state of mind and heart not driven by a relentless insistence that life, in this moment, be other than as it is. This capacity for freedom is available every moment yet is often obscured by our agitated minds and wounded hearts.[...]
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Center Closed for Memorial Day (POC Still On)
Center Closed for Memorial Day (POC Still On)
May 29 all-day
On May 29th, New York Insight Meditation Center will be officially closed BUT/AND the People of Color sit will still be meeting at the regularly scheduled time (7-9). All other events, community hours, etc are cancelled for the day.
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Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Martin Aylward 7:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Martin Aylward
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sit with Martin Aylward
Going Against the Stream: Cultivating Wisdom, Compassion and Peace from the Inside Out. 2500 years ago, Buddha taught meditation and inner inquiry as a revolutionary practice; Training the mind and freeing the heart to turn against the streams of greed, negativity and confusion that we see habitually affecting both our own inner lives, and driving[...]
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Your Life is Your Teacher, Residential Retreat 3:00 pm
Your Life is Your Teacher, Residential Retreat
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Your Life is Your Teacher, Residential Retreat @ The Grail Retreat Center
Only A Few Spots Remain! Join us for a residential retreat at The Grail Retreat Center just 50 miles north of NYC in Cornwall-on-Hudson! Despite our best intentions, we easily find ourselves caught up in familiar reactions and judgements, our experience cluttered with compulsions, views and self-concern. Dharma practice helps us to recognise, understand and[...]