Cory Muscara

Teaching Schedule


Fall cycle in Long Island

Wednesday Evenings
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
September 13th - November 8th

11 Collins Ave
Sayville, NY 11782
Tuition: $495, includes all materials and Practice Day
Free Into/Orientation: dates TBD
Practice day: dates TBD
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Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
October 13-15th, 2017

This weekend retreat builds on core elements of the MBSR program. It is designed on for mindfulness practitioners of all levels, serving as an introduction for those who are new to the practice, as well as an opportunity to go deeper for more experienced practitioners. The retreat takes place on a bluff overlooking the Long Island on the North Shore of Long Island.

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Cory is on a life-long journey to understand the causes and conditions that lead to suffering and wellbeing. As founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, Cory's work is primarily in the field of mindfulness meditation, and he regularly offers a variety of mindfulness workshops, courses, and residential retreats in the Long Island and New York area. He has extensive professional training in a number of mindfulness programs, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Schools, and Search Inside Yourself (the mindfulness program at Google). Cory is also a 200-hour certified hatha yoga instructor, Duke Integrative health coach, and in 2012, spent time ordained as a Buddhist monk in Burma practicing under Sayadaw U Pandita. He is deeply fascinated in how the east and west can learn from each other in how to promote wellbeing for all beings.

Cory currently serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College where he teaches mindfulness to school leaders and principals, and is also an assistant instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his graduate work. Personally, Cory has been on a journey of investigating what it means to be an able-bodied, straight, white male in America, the particular privilege that comes with, and how that privilege might be used to challenge injustice rather than perpetuate it.

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Check out a recent article by Cory in Mindful Schools.

Cory Muscara on Dr. Oz in 2014