Jon Aaron

Teaching Schedule


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Summer 2015 Cycle

Monday and Thursday Evenings (intensive summer format)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
July 9th - August 3rd
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor
Free Intro/Orientation on Tuesday, June 29th 6:30 pm -9:00 pm
(required for those intending to take the class)
Practice Day: Saturday, July 25th, 9:30 am- 5:00 pm
Tuition: $425.00 includes materials and Practice Day
For registration click here

Fall 2015 Cycle

Friday evenings 
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
September 25th to November 20th
(skips 10/3)
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
119 West 23rd Street, Suite 401 (6th and 7th Aves)
Practice Day on October 25th, 10am-5pm
Free Orientation : 
September 18th 6:30-8:30 pm
(required if you intend to register for the class) 
Fee: $425
Registration opens in the Summer.


Everyday Mindfulness and Compassion

5 Thursday evenings and a Day Long
April 23, 30, May 14, 21, 28. 7:00pm-9:00pm
Optional Day Long: Saturday May 2nd 10:00am-5:0
KIMA, Center for Physiotherapy and Wellness
7 West 22nd St. 8th Floor
Registration: $225. Optional Daylong: $45

In this class we deepen our meditation practices and explore how as we expand the context of mindfulness it effects all areas of our lives. Mindfulness and compassion become more than just practices they become how we are. We will explore how presence and compassion affect our work and home life. Each class will include practice periods, discussion and inquiry.

This class has limited registration, if interested, please email Jon


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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