Jon Aaron

Teaching Schedule


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Winter 2017
Tuesday mornings
9:30 am-12:00 pm
January 17th - March 7th
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
119 West 23rd St. Suite 401
Free Orientation: January 10 9:30 am-12:00 am
(required if you intend to register for the class) 
Practice Day on Saturday, February 18th 9:30 am-5 pm
Tuition $600-$450, includes all materials and Practice Day.
Payment plans available. 
To register click here

Thursday evenings 
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
January 19th - March 9th 
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.  10th Floor
Free Orientation January 12th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(required if you intend to register for the class) 
Practice Day on Saturday February 18th 9:30 am-5 pm
Tuition $600-$450, includes all materials and Practice Day.
Payment plans available. 
Some limited scholarships may be available on a needs basis, please inquire.
To register click here
Space is limited, please register early. 


You are Not Your Pain
Sunday afternoons
4:30 pm- 7:00 pm
 January 15th - March 5th

New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.  10th Floor
Tuition: $500, scholarships may be available, please inquire
Class limted to 12 people
For more information and to register click here

This 8-week class is geared toward those who deal with persistent pain, illness or other conditions affecting one’s physical health.

The curriculum was originally developed by Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks in England. While it is in some ways similar to the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn it is much more specifically teaching how the power of mindfulness addresses chronic physical pain and illness. Participants will learn how to manage their pain in daily life, breath and body awareness practices, gentle mindful movement, and numerous meditation practices to cultivate a greater sense of kindness toward self and others.


Finding the Stillness Within : Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Duncan Center, Delray Beach, FL 
March 14th - 19th, 2017
co-taught with Beth Mulligan
co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society of UMASS

A retreat exploring and practicing the foundational teachings of mindfulness in a 5 night silent residential retreat.

For further information and registration click here


Jon is a Senior Trainer and Consultant with The Potential Project, and in this context he leads workshops, seminars and courses on mindfulness in the workplace for both non- and for-profit organizations. He works with senior leaders and teams to increase focus, attention, effectiveness, empathy and resilience in their busy and "always-on" lives. For more information contact


Every Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 pm  (please note I will be out of town from July 6-20  but the sit will be directed by guest teachers)

At the Makom Center JCC in Manhattan

76th and Amsterdam

No charge, donation requested


On request. Please email:

Jon Aaron trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, which has granted him certification as an MBSR teacher. He has taught over 40 cycles of the seminal curriculum, as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative.

Jon is a teacher at the New York Insight Meditation Center, as well as the guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. He is also Senior Trainer and Consultant with The Potential Project, a leading global organization specialized in bringing mindfulness to the workplace. 

He enjoys teaching and sharing the practice with people in a multitude of settings. Over the years, Jon has given workshops and classes for organizations as diverse as ABC in the Broadcast Operations Division, the Cable Entertainment Group at NBC Universal, the New York Open Center, Physicians Reciprocal Insurance Cooperation, the NYU Medical School, the Department of Psychology at Einstein College of Medicine, the Beth Israel Medical Center, the 92nd St Y, the teacher training program of Yoga Sutra where he was part of the faculty, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he led a group for seven years.

Jon continues his studies in Buddhist meditation in the Theravada and non-dual traditions with his primary teacher Matthew Flickstein. He has also completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, as well as the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care program with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is currently training in Somatic ExperiencingTM.

Jon has also been active as an agent and producer in the Performing Arts for many years.

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Looking for a 5 minute guided mindfulness meditation? Check out this short session Jon led at the last TedxTeachersCollege of Columbia.

3 minute meditation

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