Jon Aaron

Teaching Schedule


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Fall 2014 Cycle

Thursday Evenings 
6:30 pm -9:00 pm
September 18th - November 6th
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor 
Tuition: $425.00 includes materials and Practice Day
Free Intro/Orientation on Wednesday, September 11th 6:30-9:00pm
(required for those intending to take the class)
Practice Day: Sunday, October 26th,  10:00am-5:00pm
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Fridays mornings 
9:30 am-12:00 pm
September 19th - November 7th
Yogaworks Union Square
138 Fifth Ave. 4th Floor
Tuition: $425  includes materials and Practice Day
Free Intro/Orientation September 12 9:30-11:30am
(required for those intending to take the class)
Practice Day: Sunday, October 26th 
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Life Lessons from the Dhammapada
  7 Thursday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

September 18-November 6
at the New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th floor
Registration: $85 + teacher support
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The poetic verses of the Buddha known as the Dhammapada encapsulate the whole of the dharma.  To quote Bikkhu Bodhi it “has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha's teaching found in the Pali canon . . .  a guidebook for resolving the countless problems of everyday life”.  If you asked a Buddhist what one book they would want if stranded on a desert island it would likely be the Dhammapada.  It is a appropriate for any level of practice and a wonderful way of studying the Dharma and integrating the dharma into our daily lives.


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


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Jon Aaron has been practicing various forms of meditation for many years, but began seriously studying mindfulness meditation in 1998 and over the course of the last 10 years his meditation practice has become central to his life. 

Jon Aaron 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 also leads a weekly class for the Wellness Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has given workshops and classes for the New York Open Center, the NYU Medical School, the Department of Psychology at Einstein College of Medicine, the Beth Israel Medical Center and for the 92nd St Y. He was formerly a member of Yoga Sutra New York's teacher-training program.

Jon trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  He has taught over 30 cycles of the MBSR Curriculum. He continues his studies in Buddhist  meditation in the Theravada tradition with his primary teacher Matthew Flickstein and has also completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program, at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He recently completed the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care program, with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, and he is now currently training in Somatic ExperiencingTM.

In his worldly life Jon is active as an agent and producer in the Perfo
rming Arts.

Jon is available for MBSR classes, mindfulness workshops, on-going corporate classes and private consultations.

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Looking for a 3 minute guided mindfulness meditation? Check out this short session Jon led at the last TedxTeachersCollege of Columbia.

3 minute meditation

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