Public Announcements

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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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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