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Engaged Spirituality

  Start 2017 with the right foot and a compassionate heart. In January Buddhist Insights will be launching Engaged Spirituality, a new series of programming featuring workshops, retreats and talks to empower people to be the change they want to see in the world. We will kick off programming with two retreats at the Rockaway Summer House. The Peaceful Revolution, led by Jampa Kunchog an American monk in the Tibetan tradition. Spiritual Activism, led by Kundalini teacher Marika Bethel and Buddhist monk Bhante Suddhaso. FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER CLICK HERE      

Hiking & Meditation Retreat

The Buddha frequently recommended meditating in the wilderness – and for good reason: the peace and serenity of natural environments contributes to the development of concentration. On Saturday November 12th come join Bhante Suddhaso and the Buddhist Insights crew for our second hiking retreat; we’ll be spending the day walking and meditating together in Little Stony Point State Park, near the Cold Spring train station. Little Stony Point State Park is located at a peninsula in the Hudson River, and includes sandy beaches, forest trails, and vantage points with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Make sure to bring plenty of water. You may also wish to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a sun-hat, and something to sit on (such as a beach towel). This is a “bring your own food” event; if you would also like to bring food for the monk, please notify rsvp@buddhistinsights.com MEETING POINT: 11am at Cold Spring train station. REGISTRATION: www.buddhistinsights.eventbrite.com      

At the New York Botanical Garden

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is a Japanese practice that supports physical and mental health through exposure to nature. This is reflected in Japanese Zen, where silent meditation in serene environments is a core element of the practice. On October 15th & 16th, Buddhist monk Bhante Suddhāso, trained in both Zen and in Theravāda meditation, will lead visitors in the practice of sitting and walking meditation among the trees and landscapes of the New York Botanical Garden. This is part of the Kiku Exhibit at NYBG. For more info: CLICK HERE    

BK Street Retreat

You don’t need to go to a meditation center to do a retreat – the city is full of peaceful places! On August 28th join Bhante Suddhāso and the Buddhist Insights crew on the third edition of this unique retreat experience: meditating in parks, plazas, and subway stations all over New York City! We’ll begin in the morning at McCarren Park in Brooklyn. After that, we’ll roam the city together stopping periodically for periods of group meditation. If you’re joining late, check out @BUDDHISMNYC on TWITTER to find out where we are. Send us an email: RSVP@BUDDHISTINSIGHTS.COM Sign-up on www.buddhistinsights.eventbrite.com Not in NYC? Go meditate outdoors, take a picture and tag #STREETRETREAT on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The best picture will be posted on www.buddhistinsights.com  

Meditation & Yoga by the Beach

Every Sunday develop your mind & body by the beach with Bhante Suddhaso and Rachel Krieger. Join us at Caracas Rockaway by the 106th Street Concessions – we’ll be practicing meditation at 8:30, followed by yoga at 9:00. EVERY SUNDAY TIME: 8.30am PLACE: Caracas Rockaway 106-01 Shorefront Parkway – Rockaway Beach, NYC (Closest subway: Beach 105th / A Train) 8.30am: 30 MIN MEDITATION 9am: 1 HOUR YOGA Meditation is offered by donation. Yoga is offered by suggested donation of $10. Send us an email: RSVP@BUDDHISTINSIGHTS.COM Sign-up on www.buddhistinsights.eventbrite.com                        

Day-Long in a Mansion in Staten Island

Spend a day meditating in style at a beautiful 19th-century hillside mansion in Staten Island! We’ll be doing sitting and walking meditation from morning ’til night – just take a 20 minute ferry ride from Manhattan and it’s a short bus-way ride to the mansion from there. Full address information will be disclosed upon registration to the event. Send us an email: RSVP@BUDDHISTINSIGHTS.COM Sign-up on www.buddhistinsights.eventbrite.com                  

Street Retreat

You don’t need to go to a meditation center to do a retreat – the city is full of open spaces! On June 12th join Bhante Suddhāso and the Buddhist Insights crew on a unique retreat experience: meditating in parks, plazas, and subway stations all over New York City! We’ll begin in the morning at a designated starting point; after that, we’ll roam the city together by public transit, stopping periodically for periods of group meditation. If you’re joining late, check out @BUDDHISMNYC on TWITTER to find out where we are. Send us an email: RSVP@BUDDHISTINSIGHTS.COM Sign-up on www.buddhistinsights.eventbrite.com Not in NYC? Go meditate outdoors, take a picture and tag #STREETRETREAT on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The best picture will be posted on www.buddhistinsights.com