New York Area News for Old Students

Home-Based Group Sittings Start Again

February 4, 2023

New York Vipassana Association has restarted its home-based Group Sittings program! Group sittings represent valuable opportunities for old students to strengthen their practice of Vipassana meditation. By sitting with fellow students who are following the same technique, you can meditate more seriously and gain support, which will help you keep practicing on your own. You

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COVID-19 Related Updates

December 23, 2022

New York City Dhamma House: See the NYC Dhamma House Health Related Protocols. Residential Courses at Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill, New York: See the Covid19 Protocols for Residential Courses at Sharpe Reservation, Fishkill, New York. New York area updates will be posted on ny.us.dhamma.org. We encourage you to visit the nearby center websites dhara.dhamma.org (Massachusetts) and

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Health and Safety Protocols for the New York City Dhamma House

November 4, 2022

Preregistration Required Access to the Dhamma House is for old students, by preregistration only. For Group Sittings, sign up via Eventbrite. For 1-Day Courses, sign up via NYVA Schedule Page. For Dhamma Service Days, sign up to serve. Health Protocols Covid-19 Vaccinations are required at this location, at this time. Masks are required while at

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Dr. Paul Fleischman Webinar – How to Find More Psychological Stability in an Unstable Time: The Role of Meditation

November 4, 2022

On Thursday, Nov 10, at 4 pm EST, Dr. Paul Fleischman will give a Webinar titled “How to Find More Psychological Stability in an Unstable Time: The Role of Meditation.” This talk is open to both old and new students. We all live under pressure to meld our thoughts into those of larger groups: political,

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

April 11, 2022

[NOTE: these protocols were in effect for the May, 2022 courses in Fishkill, NY. It has not been determined which health protocols will be in effect for the 2023+ courses] 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

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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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