The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Oren Jay Sofer's Dharma Talks at New York Insight Meditation Center
Oren Jay Sofer
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities like Nonviolent Communication and Somatics can support our growth in awakening.
2019-09-30 Insight and Resilience in Times of Change 68:21
How can our spiritual practice be a source of healing and guidance in troubled times? The Buddhist path and its meditation practice offers a range of resources that can help us face challenges, personally and collectively.
NYI Regular Talks
2019-09-30 Insight and Resilience in Times of Change-guided meditation 36:42
How can our spiritual practice be a source of healing and guidance in troubled times? The Buddhist path and its meditation practice offers a range of resources that can help us face challenges, personally and collectively.
NYI Regular Talks
2019-01-11 The Art of Mindful Communication: guided meditation 40:20
Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice provides a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. In these polarized times, how can we speak and listen in a way that is aligned with our values? How can we hear others with divergent views? Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.
NYI Regular Talks
2019-01-11 The Art of Mindful Communication: Right Speech in a Post-Truth World 66:12
Mindfulness practice provides a powerful support for clear, kind, and effective conversations. Join author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this exploration of how our contemplative practice provides a foundation for bringing more compassion, clarity, and connection into our speech and relationships. In these polarized times, how can we speak and listen in a way that is aligned with our values? How can we hear others with divergent views? Oren will be offering teachings from his new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.
NYI Regular Talks
2017-12-05 Why Relationship Matters: Freeing our Minds, Freeing our World 55:04
The teachings of Buddhism are often understood as an individual practice of psychological and spiritual liberation. How do these teachings and practices apply to transforming our relationships and our society? What is the freedom promised by the Buddhist path and how does it relate to issues of systemic oppression and collective suffering?
NYI Regular Talks
2017-03-26 A Path of Happiness: The Gradual Training (Morning Session) 1:33:12
Many are drawn to Buddhism and spirituality with a keen interest in meditation. Yet before offering any meditation instructions, the Buddha guided his disciples in a progression of practice known as The Gradual Training. This training provides a step-by-step approach to living a life of meaning and inner happiness, and culminates in the highest fruit of contemplative practice – Awakening. During this day of integrated practice, we explored these essential aspects of the Buddhist path as a ground for happiness and the foundation of meditation.
2017-03-26 A Path of Happiness: The Gradual Training (Guided Meditation) 23:22
Many are drawn to Buddhism and spirituality with a keen interest in meditation. Yet before offering any meditation instructions, the Buddha guided his disciples in a progression of practice known as The Gradual Training. This training provides a step-by-step approach to living a life of meaning and inner happiness, and culminates in the highest fruit of contemplative practice – Awakening. During this day of integrated practice, we explored these essential aspects of the Buddhist path as a ground for happiness and the foundation of meditation.

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