28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Description of Organization
New York Insight Meditation Center (NYI) provides a peaceful refuge for all people who wish to begin or deepen their journey on the path of mindful awareness known as Insight Meditation. NYI offers a rich variety of programs based on the liberation teachings of the Buddha and rooted in the Theravada tradition. NYI aspires to cultivate the qualities of mind and heart that lead to the complete integration of wisdom, compassion and true happiness. Their programs include talks, weekly sittings and courses as well as daylong and weekend retreats workshops for the integration of meditation teachings into daily life. Their center is a place where everyone of different ages, nationalities, cultures, languages, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and spiritual backgrounds is welcome to begin or deepen meditation practice based on the teachings of the Buddha.
In 2019, a grant was awarded for $7,500 to help defray operating costs of running sits and sanghas and related programs that promote social consciousness, activism and the "Dharma off the Cushion” program.