Jon Aaron

Teaching Schedule


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Winter Cycles 2016

Tuesday mornings
9:30 am- 12:00pm
January 12th to March 8th (no class February 9)
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
119 West 23rd St. Suite 401 (6th and 7th Avel)
Practice Day on Saturday, February 28  9:30 am-5:00PM
Free Orientation January 5th 9:30am-12:00pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $425.00 includes materials and Practice Day
For Registration click here

Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
January 14th to March 10th (no class February 11)
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day on Saturday February 28 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Free Orientation January 7  6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $425.00 includes materials and Practice Day
limited scholarships available
For registration click here

Monday Mornings
January 25th to March 21st (no class February 8th)
Valley Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine
1200 Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ
Practice Day on Saturday, March 5, 9:30am-5pm
Free Orientation : 
March 5th  6:30-8:30 pm
(required if you intend to register for the class) 
Tuition: $600.00 includes materials and Practice Day
(reduced rates available - please inquire) 
For Registration call 201-291-6090


Thursday Mornings @ the Center

A series of three six-week sessions focused on the Fourth Domain of Mindfulness—Mind Objects and more.

Session One: Thursdays: September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 
Session Two: Thursdays: October 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10 
Session Three: January 7, 14, 21, 29; February 4, 11,

New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St  10th Floor, New York
Registration $120 per session or $300 for all three plus teacher support

Anyone who has explored any aspect of the early Buddhist teachings is aware of the fact that the teachings incorporate a great many lists.  This of course was a valuable technique in pre-literate times but can be at times confusing for our 21st century brains.

The purpose of this course, is not the lists themselves, but the categories of experience that they point to.  How do we fully integrate these teachings—whether it be the Five Hindrances, or the Seven Awakening Factors, or the Eightfold Path—into our daily lives

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February 7th to February 12th 2016
Duncan Center, Delray Beach, Florida

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.
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A Sacred Pause, Yoga and Meditation Retreat
April 2nd - April 9th 2016
Join Jodie Rufty and Jon Aaron for a week of rejuvenation combining yoga and mindfulness meditation in this magnificent slice of Caribbean paradise off the coast of Nicaragua. Surrounded by clear turquoise sea, white sandy beaches, vibrant fringe reefs teeming with color and life this tiny island will become your sanctuary for not only a week of yoga and meditation but, snorkeling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding too. Only a few steps from the beach, nestled among swaying coco palms awaits your cabaña where you can relax on your veranda or freshen up in your rainforest shower. Organic meals inspired by the island’s culinary culture are prepared with fruits and vegetables from a garden right on the property, while you sit and take in the stunning panoramic views and sweet ocean breezes. -Click here for details!


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. 
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Every Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 pm  (please note in July and August I will be in and out of town 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.

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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