New York Area News for Old Students

Servers Needed for June 8-19th 10-day Course in Fishkill, NY

June 2, 2022

Servers are needed for the Vipassana 10-day course from Wednesday June 8th to Sunday June 19th, in Fishkill NY. Apply to serve Wednesday June 8th to Sunday June 19th. Servers are also needed for: Day 0 service to launch the course, Wednesday, June 8th, 8am-8pm (20 people) Course site dismantling, Sunday, June 19th, 8:30am –

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Covid19 Protocols for Residential Courses at Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill, New York

April 11, 2022

During this pandemic period we have been happy to be able to continue offering 10-day residential meditation courses, although for a smaller number of students than usual. We are using the following protocols for residential courses and service periods, which will be updated and modified as conditions allow. Applications and Waitlist: We recognize that many

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COVID-19 Related Cancellations & Updates

April 11, 2022

During this Pandemic period, New York Vipassana Association in-person group activities have been modified, and a few remain suspended. Courses: 10-day and 1-day courses have been scheduled. 3-day and Childrens courses are being planned. See the Course Schedule for details.  For all residential (overnight) courses, all participants must follow NYVA’s Residential COVID-19 Protocols which include

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New York Vipassana Association Starts Again

November 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has occasioned much change in the world, and within the New York Vipassana Association (NYVA). For over eighteen months, between 2020 and 2021, for example, NYVA stopped organizing in-person events. And we saw the number of servers active within our committees dwindle.   With the few servers that remain, we were able

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March 7th: Dr. Paul R. Fleischman Talks

February 28, 2021

On Sunday, March 7th at 11:00am (ET), pariyatti.org will host a 2-hour special event. Dr. Paul Fleischman will read excerpts from his newest book: Vipassana Meditation and the Scientific Worldview. The reading will be followed by a conversation with two Vipassana Teachers, and a Question & Answer session. Please register in advance for this webinar here. 

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A Next Chapter for NYC Dhamma House

December 29, 2020

Since the closure of the NYC Dhamma House in March, due to COVID-19, the New York Vipassana Association’s expenses have consistently exceeded donations by an average of $3,000 monthly. Fortunately, we have had the resources to cover these deficits. However, with the Dhamma House likely to remain closed for months, or open in some limited

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Teenager’s Course for Girls at the NYC Dhamma House – August 31

July 30, 2019

A meditation course for girls ages 13-17 will be offered at NYC Dhamma House on Saturday, August 31st, from 9am to 4:30pm. The girls will learn Anapana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. To apply for this course, visit the NYVA course schedule page and scroll down to “Teenagers’ and Children’s Courses”. More info on

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