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October 2018

Garrison Institute Writer’s Circle October

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Garrison Institute Writer’s Circle seeks to hold space in our busy lives for creative practice. We meet monthly for a collaborative writing workshop that includes time for meditation, reflection, writing, and sharing. All writers are welcome to attend this free, ongoing program.

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NYZCCC Contemplative Care Retreat 2018: Compassion and Intimacy

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - October 28 @ 2:00 pm

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care's tenth annual Contemplative Care Retreat will explore teachings from Shantideva’s iconic text "The Way of the Bodhisattva," on the nature of existence and compassion. Through meditation, dharma talks, yoga, personal meetings with Guiding Teachers, and experiential learning we will investigate ways of caring for each other while cultivating our own courage and joy.

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Twining Vines Sangha Weekend Retreat

October 26 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 10:00 am

Twining Vines Annual weekend retreat. This is an opportunity for us to spend a few days in silence together, with traditional daily Zen practice of seated and walking meditation, working together, Dharma talks, and chanting service.

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November 2018

Personal Retreat Weekend

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - November 4 @ 2:00 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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Tergar International: Cortland Dahl: Meditation & the Science of Human Flourishing

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - November 4 @ 2:00 pm

In this workshop, we will explore cultivating well-being in the same way we can train our bodies to be healthier and and more resilient. It will include teachings on simple meditation practices as well as discussions on the science of self-transformation and the cultivation of well-being.

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Upper West Side Yoga: Yoga Retreat for Women: Calm In The Chaos

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - November 4 @ 2:00 pm

Join Ingrid Marcroft and Upper West Side Yoga students and their friends for our fifth annual women's yoga retreat and be nourished by a warm and supportive circle of powerful women as we practice yoga, share, and restore together. The intensity of the yoga practice will range from gentle and restorative to strong – practitioners of all levels are welcome, and we will modify as needed.

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Fourth Biennial Contemplative Care Symposium, Building a Community of Care

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - November 11 @ 12:00 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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Naropa in New York presents Reed Bye: Perception as Seed of Poetry

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Perception as Seed of Poetry" with Reed Bye will explore the intimate relation between perception and poetic expression. The view on perception will be grounded in Buddhist insights.

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Cynthia Bourgeault: From Narrative Self to Witnessing Self: Crossing the Threshold

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - November 18 @ 2:00 pm

This silent, meditation-based teaching retreat will offer both a theoretical and a practical exploration of the gradual transition from a more limited sense of selfhood anchored in personal story-telling and drama to a more spacious and less cognitively constructed selfhood, widely known as “Witnessing Presence.” While the retreat is open to experienced meditators on all paths, it will hold particular interest for advanced practitioners of Centering Prayer, where it will unpack some of the key ideas in Cynthia’s highly acclaimed book—particularly the whole notion of “nondual personhood.”

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Still Mind Zendo Retreat

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - November 18 @ 2:00 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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Robert Polito and Adam Fitzgerald: Along the Margins of Voice

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - December 2 @ 2:00 pm

Join renowned writers Robert Polito and Adam Fitzgerald for a transformative weekend of literary and artistic exploration, curated by Rozanne Gold.

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Meredith Monk: Voice as Practice

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - December 2 @ 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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December 2018

Mark Nepo: More Together Than Alone: The Power of Spirit and Community

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - December 9 @ 2:00 pm

This weekend retreat is based on the publication of Mark's new book, "More Together Than Alone." After twelve years of research, Mark has gathered stories and lessons of community from across cultures and history, with the aim of affirming that, despite the hardships always present, we are more together than alone.

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Meredith Monk and Robert Thurman: On Behalf of Nature

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“How does one create an ecological artwork that doesn’t make more waste in the world?” asked composer and interdisciplinary artist Meredith Monk in conjunction with her 2013 music-theater piece, On Behalf of Nature. Monk meets Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman converse publicly about ephemerality, karma, and the place where Buddhism, artistic expression, and environmental concerns intersect.

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Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg: Real Change

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - December 16 @ 2:00 pm

Many of us find our conditioning (personal, familial and societal) urges us to be, as Ethan Nichtern wrote some years ago, "separate, selfish, and scared." In this retreat, through dialogue, meditation practice and reflection, we will explore the movement from there to a life based on being connected, compassionate, and courageous.

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Cultivating Inner Stillness for the Winter Solstice: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - December 16 @ 2:00 pm

This special retreat will focus on learning how to meditate, and include talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga, guided meditation, group discussion, and optional one-on-one interviews with a meditation instructor. The classic meditation technique, mindfulness/awareness or cultivating inner stillness, will be the focus of the weekend.

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Garrison Institute Writer’s Circle December

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Garrison Institute Writer’s Circle seeks to hold space in our busy lives for creative practice. We meet monthly for a collaborative writing workshop that includes time for meditation, reflection, writing, and sharing. All writers are welcome to attend this free, ongoing program.

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Village Zendo Year-End Retreat With Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

December 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The Village Zendo's year-end 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 enjoy the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

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January 2019

Embodying Practice: A New Year’s Resolution Retreat

January 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Begin the New Year with a resolution and intention to become more aware of the body and trust in its innate wisdom.

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Peter Doobinin and Carla Stangenberg: Downtown Meditation and Jaya Yoga Center Retreat

January 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - January 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

This three-day meditation and yoga retreat will offer an opportunity to deepen in stillness, insight, and mindfulness of the body. The retreat will be held in silence and will include periods of sitting meditation and yoga.

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New York Zen Center: Open the Hand of Thought Winter Sesshin–Teachings from Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

January 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Sesshin is an opportunity to touch your essential nature and bring heart and mind together. It is the core of Zen practice. We will be exploring the Zen teaching of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi’s “Open the Hand of Thought."

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January Personal Retreat

January 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 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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Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – January Qi Weekend

January 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This unique “Qi Weekend” brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, OMD.

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February 2019

Krishna Das: The Path of Devotion: Trust in the Heart

February 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of yoga, chanting and devotional heart-opening practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a group of dedicated seekers and immerse yourself in practices, teachings, and discussions.

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Bucks County Aikido: Winter Aikido and Zen Retreat

February 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - February 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

A Four-Day intensive training and study of Aikido and Zen meditation with the intension to deepen students understanding of the art

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Still Mind Zendo: Winter Sesshin

February 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Still Mind Zendo emphasizes the practice of zazen (sitting meditation), recognizing it as a way for people to deepen their insight and realization of their essential self, which is nothing other than the realization of their lives. We practice the basic tools of Zen, including mindfulness training, to help us develop a still mind as the necessary path to awakening.

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The Westchester Buddhist Center’s Seventh Annual Retreat: The Wisdom of Emotions

February 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - February 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Westchester Buddhist Center for their annual week-long retreat. This will be an intensive exploration of emotions and meditation, and will be led by experienced dharma teachers, authorized by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the Kagyu-Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

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March 2019

Michelle Maldonado and Simon Moyes: Search Inside Yourself

March 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for effective leadership. The program kicks off with a powerful and interactive in-person experience and is followed by a 4-week online practice period to sustain and integrate learning and growth from the inside-out.

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OneDanceTribe New York International Conscious Movement Gathering

March 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - March 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

OneDanceTribe – international conscious movement gathering where teachers and dancers of different modalities and walks of life come together to celebrate the power of Moving as One.

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Omid Safi: Rumi and the Path of Radical Love

March 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Rumi is well-known as the best-selling poet in the English language, but far less known are the luminous mystics whose path of radical love paved the way for him. Led by author and On Being columnist Omid Safi this retreat offers participants to go deep into Rumi's teachings of love as a redemptive and transformative divine force, as well as the teachings of the Path of Radical Love that paved the way for him.

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Sensei Ray Cicetti: Empty Bowl Zendo Spring Retreat

March 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

A retreat which includes a lot of meditation, both sitting and walking. There will be dharma talks and private interviews with the teacher. Some retreat experience is all that's needed to enjoy and benefit from this Zen Retreat.

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Practice Mindfulness on the Spring Equinox: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate

March 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat will focus on the practice of meditation, appealing to new meditators, those with a developed practice, and those simply seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Marc Lesser: Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen

March 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Cultivate your capacity for leadership presence, to thrive in the midst of challenges and change, and to communicate effectively.
This interactive workshop is structured around seven core practices, with an emphasis on embodiment.

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Bruce D. Schneider and Luke Iorio: Uncover: A Retreat for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

March 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

In this retreat, Bruce D. Schneider and Luke Iorio will guide you through the “Uncover” process, where you will learn through dialogue and experiential teaching how to remove the layers of all that you are not, to reveal the truth of who you are.

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April 2019

Open Gate Sangha: Silent Retreat with Adyashanti

April 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This seven-night silent retreat with Adyashanti includes talks, dialogue sessions, and several periods of meditation.

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Rabbi Yael Levy: A Way In: Preparing the Heart and Soul for Passover

April 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

During Passover, the Festival of Liberation, we are urged to feel as if we too are being brought into a wide expanse of freedom and possibility. On this pre-Pesach retreat, we will engage in practices to lift our spirits, soften our hearts, and expand our awareness so that courage, inspiration, and connection can rise and guide us forward. This retreat is open to people of all faiths, traditions, and practice. We hope you can join us.

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Mark Matousek and Maria Sirois: Writing For Resilience: The Life Saving Power of Changing Your Story

April 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

In this workshop for writers of all levels, we’ll explore the connection between resilience and storytelling, and how reframing personal narratives can free us from limiting beliefs and help us create a happier future.

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Ron Young: Healing Wisdom: The Medicine of Spirit International Training

April 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The Spiritual Healer stands within Self-Knowing and knows who he is in Self, in relation to God, and in Spirit. In this knowing there is no distance between the Spiritual Healer, God, and Spirit; there is no mask to hide behind, no posture of superiority, and no acts of judgment. He is the bearer of a great treasure–The Medicine of Spirit.

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John Tarrant: Into the Mystery: Cultivating Not Knowing and Creativity as Acts of Leadership

April 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - April 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Zen teachers have thought a lot about the apparent impossibility of most problems and taught people to depend on uncertainty, and not-knowing. They taught us that we should enter an area of difficulty without having to know beforehand how it’s all going to work out. Their stories and meditations became the Zen koan path. You don’t need any experience in meditation to take this path.

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Dr. Jan Willis: Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship Convocation 2019

April 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

“Making the Invisible, Visible: A Multimedia Exploration of Race and Racism in the U.S. through a Buddhist Lens" led by Dr. Jan Willis, Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Dr. Wills' doctoral work was in Indic and Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and has published books and numerous articles and essays on Buddhist meditation, women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race.

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Rupert Spira: The Essence of Non-Duality

April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

In his meetings, Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shivaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, Zen, and so on, and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience.

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May 2019

LGBTIQ Retreat: Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge & Care in Ourselves, The Practice, and Each Other

May 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - May 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat is an opportunity for us to come together as an LGBTIQ community and care for ourselves: to remember who we really are and to recollect our true inner goodness. We will explore ways of sustaining a kind heart, a clear open mind, and a strong body. We will engage with the ancient teachings and practices offered by the Buddha that cultivate compassion, wisdom, and skillful actions.

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Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – May Qi Weekend

May 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This unique “Qi Weekend” brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, OMD.

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June 2019

Sharon Blackie: The Mythic Imagination: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday

June 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

During this workshop, award-winning writer, psychologist, and mythologist Dr. Sharon Blackie will guide participants through an exploration of the many ways in which myth and fairy tales can inform our journeys through life. We’ll delve deeply into beautiful old stories, come to understand the mythic patterns which underpin our lives, and learn how to work with the archetypal characters, places, and situations which influence the choices we make. (For women only.)

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Marla Teyolia and Crystal McCreary: Pause + Press Play: A Rejuvenation Retreat for Women of Color

June 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

For many women of color, the practice of self-care is perceived as a luxury. Our lives are full and our stressors are innumerable. Taking time to replenish body, mind, and spirit is a radical form of activism that is directly related to how well we can take care of yourself, your family, and your community. This yoga and mindfulness retreat is designed by and for women of color.

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Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche: Pristine Mind Meditation: Awakening the Enlightenment Within You

June 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

In this in-depth retreat based on his book, "Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness,"renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide precise, experiential instructions and guided meditations drawn from the Dzogchen mind-class teachings in order to make the life-transforming realization of the pristine nature of mind attainable for all. These teachings are deeply relevant whether we are just seeking a happier life or are pursuing the spiritual journey all the way to enlightenment.

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Dar Williams: Writing A Song That Matters

June 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This workshop is for anyone that wants to write a song that counts: for ourselves, for the people (or pets) we love and for the world. Our songs can be funny, heavy, catchy or sappy. We’ll just be looking for ways to say what we really want to say.

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July 2019

July Personal Retreat Weekend

July 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 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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Mindful Schools Mindful Teacher Certification Program 2019 Closing Retreat

July 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The Mindful Schools' Mindful Teacher Certification Program is designed for educators who are passionate about deepening their personal mindfulness practice and gaining the skills and experience necessary to effectively share their mindfulness practice with students and peers.

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CARE for Teachers: Thirteenth Annual Retreat

July 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - August 2, 2019 @ 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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