Thursday Mornings at the Center--Embodying Love
Jan
11
to Feb 15

Thursday Mornings at the Center--Embodying Love

This is the third of a series of four six-week sessions focused on core teachings of Buddhadharma.

 

Session Two:
Embodying Love, The Four Divine Abodes and Forgiveness
  co-taught with Nancy Glimm
Thursday Mornings 10 am - 12 pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1,8 and 15
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St  10th Floor, New York
Registration $120 plus teacher support

As our practice deepens, and the boundary between self and other softens, the unconditional nature of love arises.   At the same time mindful cultivation through formal of the boundless qualities of lovingkindness, compassion, resonant joy and equanimity can open the lens of wisdom and break through the barriers which have accumulated over lifetimes.  In these six weeks we will explore the natural embodied arising and the formal cultivation of these qualities of the heart.

 

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Jan
18
to Mar 8

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
January 18-March 8
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day on Sunday, February 25, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free Orientation January 11, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $600-$450.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Limited scholarships available.


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Silent Weekend  Retreat-- Love Meets Wisdom
Feb
2
to Feb 4

Silent Weekend Retreat-- Love Meets Wisdom

 

“Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.”

– Nisargadatta Maharaj

When, through insight, the mind becomes free of the obstacles of self and other, the unlimited potential for compassion and freedom co-arise. In much of our practice, these obstacles arise as the common hindrances and by falling into habitual thought and emotional patterns. This intensive silent retreat will be an opportunity to discover creative ways through these obstacles so that the experience of freedom isn’t just a fleeting glimpse but a place in which we can reside. We will be alternating between various sitting practices and mindful movement practices. While the retreat will be held in noble silence there will be periods for questions and individual meetings with the teacher.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Feb
13
to Apr 2

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Tuesday Mornings
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
February 13-April 13
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day on Saturday, March 25, 9:30-5:00
Free Orientation : Tuesday, February 6  9:30PM-12:00PM
(required if you intend to register for the class) 
Tuition: $600-450.00
Limited Scholarships Available

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mar
22
to May 10

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
March 22-May 10
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day on Sunday, April 29, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free Orientation March 13 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $600-$450.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Limited scholarships available.

 

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Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at the Sienna Retreat Center, Racine Wisconsin
May
13
to May 19

Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at the Sienna Retreat Center, Racine Wisconsin

 

Join Jon Aaron and Beth Mulligan in exploring and practicing the foundational teachings of Mindfulness in a 5-night silent residential retreat.  This retreat will take place at the lovely Sienna Retreat Center on the shores of Lake Michigan

Co-Sponsored by the The University Of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness and Mindful-Way Stress Reduction Programs

 

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Improvising Life, a Five-Day Silent Retreat on the Sea
Jun
12
to Jun 17

Improvising Life, a Five-Day Silent Retreat on the Sea

Improvising Life-- a Five-Day Silent Retreat at Mercy by the Sea
Jon Aaron and Elaine Retholtz
Madison, CT -- Sponosred by Copper Beach Institute
 

Our life unfolds like music from an orchestra. We respond or react depending on the tonality in any given moment. Over time, we gain a fixed interpretation of this music, and expect it to continue to unfold in a similar way according to our tastes and preferences. We are thrown off base when a discordant note arrives. Through practice, though, we learn to improvise and begin to realize that riffing off the discordant can create beauty.

This is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, and live fully in a strong, supportive, and beautiful environment enhanced by silence with the support of experienced teachers.

Much of our time will be spent engaged in sitting and walking meditation with periods of mindful movement. The teachers will provide meditation instruction and guidance along with daily talks.

 

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New York Insight Community Sit
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

New York Insight Community Sit

These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NewYork Insight teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. Open to all regardless of experience.  No registration fee but an opportunity to practice generosity.

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Watering the Seeds of Compassion & Forgiveness
Aug
31
to Sep 21

Watering the Seeds of Compassion & Forgiveness

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A class for MBSR alumni (others welcome)
Four Thursday evenings  7:00-8:30
New York Insight Meditation Center

One of the powers of mindfulness is that it brings greater awareness of long-held resentments toward ourselves and others. This can become an obstacle to our practice and it is essential that we face resentments and the inner-critic with a heart of forgiveness and compassion. These four sessions for MBSR alumni will give participants an opportunity to check-in and to integrate the seeds of forgiveness and compassion into our daily practice.

Pre-requisites:  MBSR. Insight 101   If you have questions about whether this class is appropriate please ask to contact me.

 

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New York Insight Community Sit
Aug
29
7:07 PM19:07

New York Insight Community Sit

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These teacher-led sittings provide an opportunity for the Sangha to meet with NewYork Insight teachers for meditation, a Dharma talk and dialogue to address practice issues. Open to all regardless of experience.  No registration fee but an opportunity to practice generosity.

 

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Bird Watching Nature Meditation
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Bird Watching Nature Meditation

co-taught with Lin Gordon

This will be a wonderful opportunity to practice in nature in a unique New York setting.

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge—part of Gateway National Recreation Area—is one of the most significant bird sanctuaries in the Northeastern United States and one of the best places in New York City to observe migrating species. With more than 330 bird species—nearly half the species in the Northeast—sighted at the refuge over the last 25 years.

This will be the part of a monthly series of nature meditation offerings from March to September, 2017. No prior meditation experience required.

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On-Line MBSR
Apr
1
to May 20

On-Line MBSR

An Interactive On-Line MBSR Class
June 15-August August 3

Orientation June 8  Day of Practice Sunday, July 30. 

This will be the same curriculum as presented in the 8-week MBSR class but in an online inter-active format using Zoom.  The class will be limited to 20 participants and an excellent opportunity for participants around the country and abroad who don't have access to this transformative class. 

The time of the class has been set to appeal to people in various time zones.

Participants will need a good connectivity and a quiet place to take the class.

 

 

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You Are Not Your Pain
Apr
1
to May 27

You Are Not Your Pain

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Tuesday Mornings
9:30pm-12:00PM
June 6-August 1 (No class July 4)
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor

This 8-Week class is geared toward those who deal with persistent pain, illness or other conditions affecting one’s physical health.

The curriculum was originally developed by Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks in England.  While it is in some ways  similar to the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn it is much more specifically teaching how the power of mindfulness addresses chronic physical pain and illness.  Participants will learn how to manage their pain in daily life, breath and body awareness practices, gentle mindful movement,  and numerous meditation practices to cultivate a greater sense of kindness toward self and others.

Participants will receive a class workbook, a copy of Vidyamala Burch’s book, You are Not Your Pain, and meditation recordings via MP3.

Because of the nature of the class, registration is limited to 10 participants.  Upon registration you will be requested to fill out an application and then have an interview with Jon Aaron to determine if the class is appropriate for you.

Registration Fee: $500.00, Limited scholarships available.

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Watering the Plants, Weeding the Garden in Chattanooga, TN
Mar
26
2:30 PM14:30

Watering the Plants, Weeding the Garden in Chattanooga, TN

A Three-Hour Workshop to Strengthen Your Practice 

Has your meditation practice been flagging?  Are you finding yourself falling into unskillful habits? Give your mindfulness practice a boost.  This short workshop will include periods of formal practice, inquiry and discussion and offer many options for exploring all the areas in your life where the seeds of practice can be cultivated.

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Four Thursday Evenings from MBSR Alumni
Dec
1
to Dec 22

Four Thursday Evenings from MBSR Alumni

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Four Thursday Evenings for MBSR Alumni:
Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity
December 1, 8,15 & 22 6:30-8:00PM
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor

Whether you've recently completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or your practice just needs a bit of energizing,these four weeks, will give you an opportunity to practice with a group, check in with a teacher and deepen your understanding around the aspects of Lovingkindness practice.

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Finding the Stillness Within
Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Finding the Stillness Within

Kraeme Center
Trustees Pavilion
Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey

A half-day of practice for those interested in refreshing their meditation practice and taking a brief vacation from their digital devices.  There will be instruction in sitting and walking meditation and a talk on the value of stillness.

 

 

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Watering the Plants, Weeding the Garden: Revitalizing Your Practice
Jul
27
to Aug 24

Watering the Plants, Weeding the Garden: Revitalizing Your Practice

A five-week class for MBSR Alumni and other Practitioners

Has your meditation practice been flagging?  Are you finding yourself falling into unskillful habits? Give you mindfulness practice a boost.  This class will include periods of formal practice, inquiry and discussion  and offer many options for exploring all the areas in your life where the seeds of practice can be cultivated.

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Mindfulness Meditation at the Rubin Museum
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Meditation at the Rubin Museum

Join Jon as the Rubin Museum continues itsMindfulness Meditation series.

Whether you’re a brand-new beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection, and will include an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

Presented in partnership with New York Insight Meditation Center.

 

 

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Mindfulness Meditation at the Rubin Museum
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Meditation at the Rubin Museum

Join Jon as the Rubin Museum continues its Mindfulness Meditation series.

Whether you’re a brand-new beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection, and will include an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

Presented in partnership with New York Insight Meditation Center.

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A Heart Man Is Good to Find
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

A Heart Man Is Good to Find

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This is a special day long for men, co-led with my colleagues Gary Singer and Joshua Bee Alafia.  This day of practice will be an opportunity to explore our vulnerability and our willingness to open our lives up more fully to the Four Noble Truths though lovingkindness, compassion and resonant joy.  

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Buddhism By The Numbers: Session 2
Oct
29
to Dec 10

Buddhism By The Numbers: Session 2

A series of three six-week sessions focused on the Fourth Domain of Mindfulness—Mind Objects and more.

Session Two:
Thursday Mornings 10 am - 12 pm
October 29th; November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St  10th Floor, New York
Registration $120 per session or $300 for all three plus teacher support

Anyone who has explored any aspect of the early Buddhist teachings is aware of the fact that the teachings incorporate a great many lists.  This of course was a valuable technique in pre-literate times but can be at times confusing for our 21st century brains. The purpose of this course, is not the lists themselves, but the categories of experience that they point to.  How do we fully integrate these teachings—whether it be the Five Hindrances, or the Seven Awakening Factors, or the Eightfold Path—into our daily lives?



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Back to the Body with Love
Jul
9
to Aug 6

Back to the Body with Love

Five Thursday mornings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6th
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor, New York
Registration $85.00 plus teacher support

Mindfulness of the Body is the key to liberation but only if it is infused with kindness and compassion. In these sessions we will explore the first Satipattana (Field of Mindfulness) in all of its dimensions. Exploring how kindness can melt resistance to reveal the freedom and calm that is the natural state.


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