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Retreat Dharma Talks at New York Insight Meditation Center

Diving Deep: Living the Satipatthana Sutta

A 10 Month Experiential Course in the Path to Awakening
The Satipatthana Sutta is the Buddha’s teaching on a clear and direct path to total freedom. It is an ancient roadmap for modern practitioners to fully develop the power of Mindfulness and awaken the mind’s unlimited potential.

This 10 month course is the first of its kind at NY Insight. Co-taught by strategic pairs of teachers each month, Diving Deep aims to demystify and systematically develop this foundational teaching in an experiential way, bringing the teachings off the cushion and into our daily lives. The class includes 10 Saturday daylong sessions and 9 evening sessions.

Open to both beginning and experienced meditators, the course will follow Joseph Goldstein’s classic Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening as a foundational text.

Participating Teachers: Amy Selzer, Angela Dews, Brian Simmons, Gary Singer, Jon Aaron, Janusz Welin, Lani Miller, Leslie Booker, Nancy Glimm, Rosemary Blake, Sebene Selassie and Tracy Cochran.

2018-09-08 (267 days) New York Insight Meditation Center

2019-06-01 Spiritual Bypassing: When We Do Not Want to Look Honestly 1:38:51
Ajahn Sukhacitto
Sometimes, we want to escape our problems and challenges of life and turn to meditation for a rest or to experience quiet and peacefulness. In some ways, we may now be spiritually distracting ourselves from our feelings, thinking that we are walking a healthy spiritual path. This effort is often referred to as spiritual bypass, which ultimately serves as a defense mechanism. This defense mechanism, in this form of Spiritual Bypass, shields us from the truth, disconnects us from our feelings, and helps us avoid the things we could be looking at. It is more about checking out than checking in, and we often don’t even realize that we are doing it. How can we use Dhamma practice to integrate meditation and insight more fully into our lives? Can Dhamma principles guide us in all that is happening? In this evening program, we will explore these questions and our practice by meditating with a talk and exchange and looking at honestly at our meditation practice and our intentions. This event was offered by donation
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