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.