Jon Aaron

Teaching Schedule


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Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
February 6th - March 26th
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day Saturday, March 14  9:30am-5:00pm
Free Orientation, Thursday January 23, 6:30pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $600-$450.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Limited scholarships available.
For information and registration click here

Wednesday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
March 11th-May 6th ( no class April 8)
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day Sunday, May 19  9:30am-5:00pm
Free Orientation, Thursday, March 4, 6:30pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $600-$450.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Limited scholarships available.
For information and registration click here


Framework for Mindful Livingtm
a 5-day Intensive in MBSR
with Florence Meleo-Meyer and Jon Aaron
part of the national program of Brown University's Mindfulness Center in association with Ramapo College of New Jersey
Friday, January 10th to Wednesday January 15th
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Framework for Mindful Living™, is a unique opportunity for those who may not have access to an 8-week MBSR class. The program is also appropriate for those who’d like to deepen or re-invigorate their mindfulness meditation practice, and for health professionals who wish to apply mindfulness in their work with others. In the supportive environment of a retreat-like setting, there is time and space to inquire, reflect, and come close to ourselves in ways that allow for learning, insight and healing.

This is a residential training with a commuter option.
For information and registration click here


Life and Death-- Is That All There Is?
a year long program

January 4th - December 12th
New York Insight Meditation Center
co-taught with Rosemary Blake, Amy Seltzer and Nancy Glimm

If we woke up each morning, knowing we only had a year to live what would change? How would we greet the day, our partner, our job? Until we are directly confronted with our own mortality most of us live life as if it will never end. This is a course about living fully each moment of our lives. Over twelve months we will live as though this is our last year. We will reflect upon life and death from the Buddhist perspective while incorporating other spiritual traditions as well.

This course includes 5 Daylong sessions, 7 half-day sessions and 6 evening sessions for details click here

Internal, External and Eternal

Six Thursday mornings 10:0AM-noon

February 13th-March 19th

New York Insight Meditation Center

During this course, we will investigate the internal and external phenomenon in Buddhist meditation practice, looking through various lenses both in the specific teachings on mindfulness but in many other teachings as well.

for more information and registration click here

What's Up with Waking Up
Saturday, February 15th 10:00-5:00
New York Insight Meditation Center

In this day of practice, we will explore wise effort, wise mindfulness and wise concentration and the obstructions to our freedom. We will practice directly with some of the Buddha’s teachings on freedom and investigate how to integrate these into every moment of our lives.
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Sundays, 7pm EST via Zoom
Resuming  on  Sunday February 3

These weekly on-line sessions are offered to support your practice. Each week I will guide a meditation for 25 minutes, give a short talk, have time for q/a and close with another sit. We will use the zoom platform which is dependable and easy to use. his weekly sit will be offered on the basis of generosity and there is no registration fee.

To join simply go to, click on Join Meeting (upper right side) and when it asks for the meeting ID use 718 360 3141 from there just follow the instructions. The zoom app should automatically install but this only takes a few seconds. Please go to in advance just to make sure you are clear on how it works. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Generosity itself is a practice. I will offer the teaching freely, and give you the opportunity to support my practice as a teacher.

Support can be offered via PayPal.Me/mindfulnessnyc . Paypal me only works if you have a paypal account, otherwise just go to and use my email address: The same address can be used with Venmo.


Jon  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


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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. In 2018 he was certified as an MBSR Teacher Trainer. He has taught over 70 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 studied for 8 years with Matthew Flickstein in the Theravada and non-dual traditions.  He continues his studies now with Thanissara and  Kittisaro Weinberg.  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.

To read what people are saying about Jon's teaching, click here.

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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