Deep Sit: Open Level
Sep
9
9:45 AM09:45

Deep Sit: Open Level

What is a Deep Sit?
Whether you are a new or seasoned meditator, Deep Sit half-day retreats are an excellent way to deepen your meditation practice. They are also a great opportunity to explore retreat practice for the first time.

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.

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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 rakhel@deepmindfulness.io. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Janusz + Rakhel at New York Insight: Buddha and Bill W.

2500 years ago the Buddha said craving and attachment is the cause of suffering. In the 1930’s Bill Wilson started the first Twelve-Step program that worked with a deep form of craving and suffering: addictions. In these monthly meetings, we explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps support and complement each other and can deepen our spiritual lives. The meetings include Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, dharma talks and discussion.

The evenings are open to all who are interested. You need not be in a Twelve Step program nor have a background in Buddhism.

Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

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Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Janusz on Shinzen's Home Practice Program: Creativity of Mindfulness

Where do my best ideas come from? How can I be more creative in all aspects of my life? Can I use mindfulness to catch lightning in a bottle and develop the creative muscle? The good news is that, like many skills, we can train creativity and the mind's tendency to solve problems creatively. In this session we will explore a number ways to do these through standard Shinzen techniques (Auto Move) as well as a number of special practices such as Don't Know Mind and Auto Write. You don't need to be an artist, dancer, writer etc. to participate, but if you do have a creative practice, there will be instruction about how to practice your form using these techniques. While this session is open to all, it will be easier for those who have a familiarity with See/ Hear/ Feel as well as Rest meditation in See Hear Feel In and Out. 

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Jul
14
8:00 AM08:00

Rakhel on Shinzen's Home Practice Program: Emotional Intelligence

Emotion is core to our experience as humans. When emotion takes place below the level of consciousness, it has the power to drive and distort behavior. When we have a complete experience of emotion, meeting it with concentration, clarity, and equanimity, it can be a great source of information and pathway to connection with others. 

Developing a mindful relationship with emotions can support fulfillment in romantic partnerships, harmony in professional relationships, getting to know yourself deeply, increasing overall fulfillment, and decreasing your baseline level of suffering.

Together we’ll explore mindfulness tools for getting to know your emotions clearly, and learning to allow them to arise and pass peacefully.

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