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September 2016

Jack Kornfield: Loving Awareness – Awakening the Wise Heart

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - September 5 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat is an invitation for experienced and new practitioners to deepen in understanding, joy and compassion.

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Healing Through The Pranic Body and Conscious Mind: A Yoga Therapy Perspective

September 9 @ 12:00 am - September 11 @ 12:00 am

In this Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy retreat, participants will examine the healing relationship that the pranamaya and manomaya koshas, or layers of the self, share, and better understand, through theory and practice, how working at this level can bring balance to the body and mind.

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Go with the Flow: A consciousness practice with Master Nan Lu

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - September 11 @ 2:00 pm

This unique “Qi Weekend” brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong, a system.

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Real Love: Bringing the Path to Your Relationships

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please note: This is a two-hour evening event at the Shambhala Meditation Center in New York City. How do we navigate the complexities of our own needs and desires with the needs of others? Can we really love someone we don’t agree with? What skills do we have to face the inevitable disappointments in relationship? Both Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern offer unique insight from a lifetime of meditation experience.

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Opening Up to Your Intuitive Self

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - September 18 @ 6:00 pm

You are gifted with psychic ability. This retreat will give you the tools to recognize it and utilize this wonderful innate gift. By learning how to connect with this ability, you will feel empowered, connected, and fully relaxed – no matter your surroundings or your environment.

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John Tarrant: Imagine a Doorway: The Creative Life and Meditation

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - September 18 @ 2:00 pm

A workshop on creativity with poems, koans and meditation.

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Joanna Macy: Rainer Maria Rilke and the Force of the Storm

September 19 @ 12:00 am - September 23 @ 12:00 am

Come discover how Rilke’s poetry opens us to life’s beauty and saving grace, even as we face the growing darkness of our time. Along with poems, stories and songs, we will take the Work That Reconnects, whose experiential practices are drawn from Buddhist teachings, as pathway through our days together.

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Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings for Palliative and End of Life Care

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note: This event is at JCC Manhattan in New York City. In a new book co-edited by Koshin Paley Ellison, thought leaders in the field of contemplative caregiving offer wisdom and inspiration.

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Reading, Resilience, Mindfulness and More

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Supporting Emotional, Social and Academic Success in Childhood with Dr. Perri Klass, Dr. Mark Bertin, and Dr. Chris Willard.

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Krista Tippett & Andrew Zolli: On Wisdom and Being

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Krista Tippett discusses with Andrew Zolli the insights she has gleaned from the luminous characters she’s interviewed. Together they discuss the art of living and how presence — the exhilaration of engaging with life for its own sake, not as a means to an end — is actually driving some of the most powerful positive change in the world today.

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October 2016

Connections and Crossings: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2016

October 1 @ 12:00 am - October 7 @ 12:00 am

The Weeklong is primarily meant to celebrate, honor and welcome newly Certified Focusing Trainers into the Focusing community. It is a celebration of the great diversity in the Focusing world, and an opportunity to gain advanced skills.

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Meditation Retreat on Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Dzogchen Tradition

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - October 7 @ 2:00 pm

Shamatha is a type of contemplative technology designed to cultivate our attention and introspective skills, and vipashyana is a contemplative science designed to provide insight into the nature of the mind and its role in nature. Drawing on the pith instructions of the Dzogchen master Dudjom Lingpa and Dudjom Rinpoche, Alan will offer guidance in these core meditative practices within the theoretical framework of the Great Perfection.

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Sensory Awareness: Off the Cushion and Into Your Life!

October 7 @ 12:00 am - October 9 @ 12:00 am

A contemplative practice which involves no doctrine or belief, Sensory Awareness invites us to experience simple actions in great depth and clarity. It can enhance any meditative practice or stand as a contemplative practice on its own. Find new meaning in the common experiences of daily life.

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A Yoga Retreat for Women: Peace Within

October 7 @ 12:00 am - October 9 @ 12:00 am

Join Ingrid A. Marcroft, Co-Owner of Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness, in practicing, sharing, and restoring together in the warm and supportive circle of powerful women. All levels of yoga practice are welcome.

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Bringing Emotions To The Path of Awakening

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - October 9 @ 2:00 pm

While our emotions often delight and invigorate us, when examined we find them to be fleeting and unreliable. On a subtle level, the emotions often obscure the abiding peaceful awareness that lies at the very heart of each of us. During this weekend retreat with Tergar instructor Tim Olmsted, we’ll discover how to use the energy and richness of our emotional life as the foundation for the journey to awakening. We’ll learn to bring emotions to the entire arc of the path – as the basis for inner peace and equanimity, as a source of radiant compassion, and finally, as brilliant wisdom.

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Rupert Spira: The Essence of Non-Duality

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - October 16 @ 2:00 pm

A profound exploration of the perennial, non-dual understanding in relation to our direct experience.

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The Well-Tempered City: Jonathan F. P. Rose in Conversation with Andrew Revkin

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

When individuals try to maximize their own benefits, systems collapse. When individuals are committed to optimizing their communities, they thrive. This requires a world view that understands that all of life is part of an interdependent system, and only when we infuse that system with compassion for all life will it progress through the current global trends. Join Garrison Institute cofounder Jonathan Rose as he talks with environmental journalist Andrew Revkin about how our neighborhoods, cities, regions and nations must all recognize that we are all in this together.

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Empty Bowl Zendo

October 20 @ 12:00 am - October 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Empty Bowl Zendo Autumn retreat is a time for letting go of all we hold on to so we may recognize and reconnect with our True Self. It is a time to settle into the oncoming darkness and discover the inner light that has always been there. This intensive silent retreat includes zazen, sitting and walking, dharma talks and quiet time for reflection. Some experience with meditation or previous experience of Zen retreats is a prerequisite.

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Contemplative Care Retreat

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - October 23 @ 2:00 pm

NYZCCC’S Contemplative Care Retreat offers the unique opportunity to learn and practice new techniques and disciplines to deepen the way you offer care to others and yourself.

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Twining Vines Sangha Autumn 2016 Retreat

October 21 @ 12:00 am - October 23 @ 12:00 am

Twining Vines Sesshin: Three days of zazen (silent meditation,) Dharma talks,
chanting services, meetings with the teachers, and time to explore the peaceful
grounds of Garrison Institute. With guest teacher Valorie Beer from San Francisco
Zen Center.

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Deepening Your Yoga Practice

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - October 30 @ 3:00 pm

In this contemplative Autumnal retreat you will have the opportunity to deeply connect with body, breath and spirt through yoga, meditation and deep relaxation. Ani and Rachel are seasoned workshop leaders who create a warm and supportive community and assist students at all levels of yoga and meditation experience to benefit from the retreat.

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Awakening Kundalini: The Path To Radical Freedom

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - October 30 @ 2:00 pm

Awakening Kundalini opens your consciousness, unfolding your unique path to radical freedom. This meditation retreat includes Kundalini empowerment through classic forms of awakening, empowered mantra and explorations of the mysteries of the Divine.

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Real Love: Bringing the Path to Your Relationships

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - October 30 @ 2:00 pm

Join Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern for a weekend retreat exploring Love and Relationship. Learn how to navigate the complex relationships of family, friends, partnership and work with the tools of meditation. Sharon and Ethan offer practical wisdom from a lifetime of meditation experience to transform the way you love.

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4-Night Silent Retreat with Mukti

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - November 3 @ 2:00 pm

Mukti offers silent retreats to nurture the emergence of spirit into consciousness. To support this intention, this retreat includes several periods of daily meditation as well as two talks by Mukti with opportunity for dialogue with her.

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November 2016

Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - November 6 @ 3:00 pm

Join leading experts in palliative, hospice and contemplative care to discover how contemplative care techniques can improve healing and reduce suffering. Presented by New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Garrison Institute.

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Dan Siegel: MIND: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please note: This event is at the New York Society For Ethical Culture in New York City. Join noted neuropsychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author Daniel J. Siegel, MD for a lecture on his new book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.

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Extraordinary Measures by Eve Ensler with James Lecesne

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a production of Extraordinary Measures, a critically-acclaimed play written by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler. Performed by James Lecesne. Followed by "Talk Back" with Even Ensler.

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Contemplative Outreach: God is Love: A Journey into the Heart of Creation

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - November 17 @ 10:00 am

A time apart to listen, to reflect, to be still and come to know deeply that everything in the universe – everything our senses observe and technology uncovers at the highest level of infinitude and the deepest levels of the infinitesimal – is prophetic witness of the Divine.

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Jhana Meditation with Jay Michaelson

November 12 @ 12:00 am - November 17 @ 12:00 am

Learn how to cultivate, explore, and benefit from the jhanas, powerful states of concentration described in the Pali Canon, in the Theravadan tradition of Ven. Ayya Khema and Leigh Brasington. Retreat will include noble silence, regular interviews, and dharma talks. Some previous retreat experience required.

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Barry Magid: Ordinary Mind Zendo Retreat

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - November 20 @ 2:00 pm

This intensive Zen retreat will be led by Zen teacher Barry Magid and will offer the opportunity for personal interviews and instruction with the teacher.

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Garrison Institute Personal Retreat Weekend

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - November 20 @ 4:00 pm

A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Still Mind Zendo Retreat

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - November 20 @ 4:00 pm

This weekend of silent meditation with a warm and supportive community of Zen practitioners, and open to all, includes an Introduction to Zen component, an opportunity to meet privately with one of our teachers, dharma talks and time for reflection.

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Bliss And Wisdom; Yoga Therapy For The Innermost Self

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - November 20 @ 4:00 pm

In this Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy retreat we will dive into the Wisdom (Vijnanamaya) and Bliss (Anandamaya) Bodies. Together these two Koshas or sheaths make up the innermost layers of the self. You’ll integrate all aspects of your practice into a unified system, finding the natural peace and bliss within.

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December 2016

5Rhythms: Medicine Dance with Jonathan Horan

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - December 4 @ 4:00 pm

This is a 5Rhythms® workshop for both advanced and beginning students. The 5Rhythms are a contemporary medicine wheel and Medicine Dance is a journey through the primary maps of the wheel -- Waves, Heartbeat and Cycles -- nourishing the warrior-healer that is alive in each of us.

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Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Real Love

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - December 11 @ 2:00 pm

Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, this silent retreat consists of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers. When our minds are clear and focused our natural capacity to love spontaneously manifests.

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Contemplative-Based Resilience Training for People Who Care for People

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note: This event is at JCC Manhattan in New York City. Join CBR Project co-founder Sharon Salzberg as she talks with Emmett Fitzgerald, CBR Project Director, and other seasoned relief workers, on how mindfulness and meditation is helping humanitarian aid organizations address the mental health crisis that is causing high staff turnover and burnout.

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Meredith Monk: Voice as Practice: Instrument of the Heart

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - December 18 @ 2:00 pm

The voice, the original human instrument, is an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don’t have words. This workshop offers a place where voice, movement and image intersect to create a unique opportunity for participants to discover their own personal richness.

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Village Zendo Year-End Meditation Retreat with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

December 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

The Village Zendo's year-end meditation retreat is the perfect place for meditation, reflection and deep silence. There are daily dharma talks and opportunities to meet with Village Zendo teachers, as well as time to rest and walk along the Hudson River.

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July 2017

Care for Teachers: Eleventh Annual Retreat

July 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices, helping teachers better manage students’ and their own emotions.

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