New York Area News

September 19th COVID-19 Related Cancellations & Updates

September 19, 2020

All New York Vipassana Association in-person activities for the rest of 2020 have been cancelled until further notice. Courses for 2021 have been tentatively scheduled for May/June and August/September. A pilot program has started which allows old students to sign up for individual time slots for meditation at the NYC Dhamma House. All group sittings

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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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Upcoming Lectures by Dr. Paul Fleischman

December 30, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Paul R. Fleischman, a Vipassana teacher for over thirty years, will be in New York the weekend of February 13th and 14th, to present two free lectures: One for the general public at NYU; one for old students at McKinsey and Company. Paul is a psychiatrist, an author,

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Special Community Events Next Month

March 17, 2015

On the weekend of April 11th and 12th, our NYC Dhamma community will be gathering with our regional teachers to meditate together and talk about our plans for the coming year. All old students are welcome to attend! — Open Session (“Town Hall Meeting”)  When: Saturday, April 11th, 9:00am-12:15pm Where: McKinsey  & Company, 55 East

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Public Dhamma Talk

January 25, 2015

“Vipassana Meditation: A Practical and Spiritual Path” Sunday February 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) New York, NYC RSVP: http://nydhammatalk2015.eventbrite.com Event Details: The talk will describe Vipassana as a psychological practice that increases adaptability and richness in the lives of its practitioners. Please join us for a talk with renowned author, psychiatrist, and

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Children’s Course at the Dhamma House – August 30th

August 18, 2014

Exciting news: we’ll have a children’s course this month at the Dhamma House! Save the dates: the course will be held on August 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please complete the application form and email it to ny-childrens-courses@dhara.dhamma.org. All children are welcome to attend.

Nine-Day Course in Hackettstown, NJ

June 30, 2014

A nine-day residential Vipassana meditation course will be held in Hackettstown, NJ, from September 15th (Monday) through the 25th (Thursday). This nine-day course will be identical to regular 10-day courses in terms of the practice, and is open to new and old students. The location (about 1.5 hours’ drive from New York City) is a

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