Deep Sit
Oct
29
10:00am10:00am

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
11:30am11:30am

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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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Generation Meditation at New York Insight Meditation Society
Jul
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Generation Meditation at New York Insight Meditation Society

This Sunday, Janusz will lead Generation Meditation at New York Insight!

This community meets on Sunday evenings to meditate, discuss Buddhist teachings, and provide mutual support in applying these practices to the specific challenges of early adulthood. The gathering is participatory and casual. Possible discussion topics include career, relationships, money, and dealing with difficulties.

No registration necessary, just come and join us! 

Class offered by donation.

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Deep Sit July
Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

Deep Sit July

REGISTER FOR DEEP SIT JULY

What is Deep Sit?
We offer half day meditation retreats for beginners and seasoned mediators. 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 enjoy talking about our experiences.

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

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 $45-65, with scholarships available for those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQI. Paying above the minimum supports generosity for the facilitators and these scholarships. 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 to help answer those questions:

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The Path Dinner + Social: Real Love
Jul
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Path Dinner + Social: Real Love

Janusz and Rakhel will speak at The Path's July Dinner + Social.

In the words of Dina, Founder of The Path, the evening will include "A delicious dinner with a view & a revolutionary conversation on 'Real Love' in real life with Janusz Welin and Rakhel Shapiro, meditation teachers and just-engaged couple."

Details and tickets here.

Join us!

*End time is an estimate

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Deep Sit June
Jun
25
10:00am10:00am

Deep Sit June

REGISTER HERE

We (Janusz and Rakhel) will co-lead Deep Sit June.

Deep Sit June will be an opportunity to investigate and grow.

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.

Beginning and advanced practitioners welcome.

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

The cost for this retreat is $45-65, with scholarships available for those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQI. Paying above the minimum supports generosity for the facilitators and these scholarships. If this amount is beyond your means, please contact Rakhel at info@sourcemindfulness.org. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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May
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Mentee Brunch + Salon

Come have brunch with me and Janusz in our home!

Part of what makes our community special is that you all have so many talents and passions. We invite (but don't require!) you to bring something to share with the group. Some of you love to cook; some are beautiful musicians, writers and visual artists; or maybe you want to say something about your practice. This will be a space to celebrate our creativity and connection.

This is a private event for mentees. If you are a mentee and did not receive the invitation, please email Rakhel at info@sourcemindfulness.org. 

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