Dharma Gathering: Emptiness and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Robert Stevens

November 12th

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  • $20 Patron
  • $10 General
  • $10 Members
  • $5 Students

Public Meditation and Dharma Talk

Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019 at 7pm
 the Integral Yoga Institute in the Rose Room
227 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues)
New York, NY 10011

$10 general admission, $5 students

Emptiness and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness:

One of the most important concepts in Buddhism is the notion of shunyata or emptiness. What is emptiness and the experience of it in our lives? How do we infuse our practice with this understanding?  The four foundations of mindfulness -- mindfulness of body, mindfulness of life, mindfulness of effort and mindfulness of mind-- are a classic teaching on how we work with our minds on a day-to-day basis, grounded in a view of emptiness.  

About the Dharma Gathering

The Dharma Gathering is a perfect introduction to meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded New Yorkers. The evening consists of guided meditation, a talk by one of our teachers, discussion, and a reception.

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to daily life, and to meet and mingle with others interested in mindfulness.

If you’re new to Shambhala NYC, we definitely encourage you to join us on a Tuesday night. Bring your friends!

About the Teacher:

Bob Stevens arrived in New York in 1979 intent on studying Hinduism, but he stumbled upon a course on American Buddhism at the New School, which piqued his interest. This led him to attend a 3 month retreat with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to study Shambhala Buddhism and subsequently embark on the Shambhala path as a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Bob, a management consultant, spends his waking hours trying to manage his 10 year old’s addiction to Fortnite, a very popular video game.