Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Rakhel at Oscar: Developing a Daily Practice

Interested in developing a meditation practice but you're not sure where to begin? Finding it challenging to maintain consistency in your practice? This class is for you. We'll talk about tips and tricks for developing and maintaining a daily meditation practice. And of course we will meditate together too.

Free and open to Oscar members only. Register here.

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Deep Sit
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Deep Sit

What is Deep Sit?
Whether you are a new or seasoned meditator, Deep Sit half-day retreats are an excellent way to deepen your meditation practice. The day is structured so that if you are new you have lots of support and plenty of time to ask questions. And if you are an experienced meditator, you have time for continuous practice, to dive deep.

The atmosphere is welcoming and fun and we gather together after the retreat to eat and hang and talk about our experiences.

This retreat will be led by Janusz and Rakhel, co-founders of Deep Mindfulness Collective.

REGISTER HERE

What students are saying:

"The community aspect of these retreats is more important than I thought it would be. The fact that we're sharing a common experience is really powerful... I couldn't do this on my own." - Dustina

"The community aspect of these retreats is more important than I thought it would be. The fact that we're sharing a common experience is really powerful... I couldn't do this on my own." - Dustina

"Going on retreats has given me a different template on how to approach my meditation… Meditation has helped me hone in on my vision and creativity. Honestly, I’d be lost without it." - Will

"Going on retreats has given me a different template on how to approach my meditation… Meditation has helped me hone in on my vision and creativity. Honestly, I’d be lost without it." - Will

What will the schedule be like?
The day will begin with conversation and instruction on meditation practice, move into alternating periods of sitting and moving meditation, and end with a group process for sharing experiences that arise throughout the day.

And we'll go out to eat and hang together at a local spot after the retreat!

The cost for this retreat is $90 - $130. We have full and partial scholarships available for those who identify as POC and/or LGBTQI, and social justice organizers. Paying above the minimum enables us to offer scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to attend, and enables us to continue this offering. If this amount is beyond your means, please contact Rakhel at info@sourcemindfulness.org. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

REGISTER HERE

What if I'm nervous?
We made a video about that to help answer your questions:

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Rakhel at Dharma Punx NYC: The Three Characteristics

Join Rakhel for meditation and conversation on the three characteristics of existence: Impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self. 

Deeply seeing these facets of the human experience is one method/element of awakening.

We'll discuss how you can do that, and what the benefits can be.

And we'll have time for general questions about meditation practice and applying mindfulness to your life.

This class is offered by donation ($10 suggested). No registration necessary, just come and join us.

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Deep Mindfulness + Oscar: Meditating with the Thinking Mind

Deep Mindfulness Collective and Oscar Health are collaborating to bring deep mindfulness to Oscar members!

Janusz will lead this week's class on meditating with the thinking mind.

There’s a common misunderstanding that meditation is about stopping yourself from thinking. This misconception leads so many people to believe they’re “bad” at meditating. But did you know that your thoughts can actually be a fruitful focus of meditation? Far from having to force them to stop, you can move towards greater peace and freedom in your life by exploring thoughts using mindfulness. In this class we’ll learn and practice meditation skills for working with the thinking mind.

Open to Oscar members only. Beginner and experienced meditators welcome!

Register at meditationseries.splashthat.com

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Deep Sit September
Sep
16
11:30 AM11:30

Deep Sit September

What is Deep Sit?
Whether you are a new or seasoned meditator, Deep Sit half day retreats are an excellent way to deepen your meditation practice. The day is structured so that if you are new you have lots of support and plenty of time to ask questions. And if you are an experienced meditator, you have time for continuous practice, to dive deep.

The atmosphere is welcoming and fun and we gather together after the retreat to eat and hang and talk about our experiences.

This retreat will be led by Janusz and Rakhel, co-founders of Deep Mindfulness Collective.

REGISTER HERE

What students are saying:

"The community aspect of these retreats is more important than I thought it would be. The fact that we're sharing a common experience is really powerful... I couldn't do this on my own." - Dustina

"The community aspect of these retreats is more important than I thought it would be. The fact that we're sharing a common experience is really powerful... I couldn't do this on my own." - Dustina

"Going on retreats has given me a different template on how to approach my meditation… Meditation has helped me hone in on my vision and creativity. Honestly, I’d be lost without it." - Will

"Going on retreats has given me a different template on how to approach my meditation… Meditation has helped me hone in on my vision and creativity. Honestly, I’d be lost without it." - Will

What will the schedule be like?
The day will begin with conversation and instruction on meditation practice, move into alternating periods of sitting and moving meditation, and end with a group process for sharing experiences that arise throughout the day.

And we'll go out to eat and hang together at a local spot after the retreat!

The cost for this retreat is $90 - $130. We have full and partial scholarships available for those who identify as POC and/or LGBTQI, and frontline activists and organizers. Paying above the minimum enables us to offer scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to attend, and enables us to continue this offering. If this amount is beyond your means, please contact Rakhel at info@sourcemindfulness.org. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

REGISTER HERE

What if I'm nervous?
We made a video about that to help answer your questions:

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Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Home Practice Program: Equanimity - The Catalyst of Peace

Janusz is subbing in for Shinzen for this module of the Home Practice Program, his monthly call-in retreat series. You can call in and participate from anywhere in the world, including your couch :)

Like many of the skills of mindfulness, equanimity has numerous facets. It can be experienced simply as having acceptance about a situation, and can cut so deep that pain no longer affects us and we can meditate for days. But whatever level we approach it from, equanimity can have a cooling effect on a difficult practice or help us experience our world with less friction. In this program, we will explore the flavor of equanimity and see how this skill can accelerate our growth and catalyze the enlightenment process. This program is suitable for adventurous beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Register at HomePracticeProgram.com 

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Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Home Practice Program: Expansion and Contraction

Rakhel is subbing in for Shinzen for this module of the Home Practice Program, his monthly call-in retreat series. You can call in and participate from anywhere in the world, including your couch :)

In this program, we’ll explore the themes of Expansion and Contraction. On the May and June Home Practice Programs Shinzen shared his current method for working with Expansion and Contraction. This program is an opportunity to experience Rakhel's method for working with Expansion and Contraction. Whether you joined last months' programs and want a chance to continue to explore these themes, or are just joining in this month, this program will guide you to detect and explore the forces of Expansion and Contraction. 

Working with Expansion and Contraction flow is a powerful way to experience impermanence, develop equanimity, and clearly contact the formless perfection that precedes, follows, and pervades each sensory experience. This technique is an effective strategy both for liberation, and for coming to a place of increased fulfillment and decreased suffering in relation to the sensations of everyday life, and can reveal how these two aims can be one.

Register at HomePracticeProgram.com

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