Jon Aaron

Teaching Schedule

8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES


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Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
June 20 - August 15  2019 (no class July 5)
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. 10th Floor
Practice Day Saturday August 3  9:30am-5:00pm
Free Orientation, Thursday June 13, 6:30pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Tuition $600-$450.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Limited scholarships available.
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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Mindfulness, Compassionate Action, and the Wisdom of Emptiness
Thursdays, 10:00 am-noon  
April 18-May 23
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St. New York, NY 10039(map)
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How does meditation practice inform our engagement with the world today?
As we walk the path between the absolute and ultimate reality do we allow appropriate response to arise when confronted with the challenges we face today?
The ideal of the Bodhisattava—implicit in the early Buddhist teachings and explicit in the later teachings—is compassion in action. Compassionate action arises in the space of emptiness when we let go of the clinging to self.

REGULAR ON-LINE SITTING GROUP
Sundays, 7pm EST via Zoom
STARTS UP AGAIN ON April 28

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 zoom.us, 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 zoom.us 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 paypal.com and use my email address: mindfulnessnyc@gmail.com. The same address can be used with Venmo.

RETREATS
Body as Mountain, Mind as Sky
  taught with Johann Robbins
August 30-September 4
 5-Night Silent Retreat
Rocky Mountain Eco-Dharma Retreat Center
Ward, CO
These frequently quoted phrases by the 13th Century Zen master Dogen evoke a feeling of embodied freedom and will form the basis for this retreat. So often we live as though we are separate from nature when in fact, we are nature. Most of this retreat will be outside- sitting, walking and just being in the surrounding beauty. The exquisite natural beauty of the RMEDC will provide all the support needed live into Dogen’s words.
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WORKPLACE PROGRAMS 

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 mindfulnessnyc@gmail.com

PRIVATE SESSIONS

On request. Please email: mindfulnessnyc@gmail.com






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.


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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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