downtown meditation community
insight meditation with peter doobinin

Downtown Meditation Community is comprised of individuals who come together to practice and study the dharma, the teachings of the Buddha. The programs, held for the most part in the downtown area of Manhattan, are led by Peter Doobinin and other teachers. These classes, courses, and retreats offer an opportunity to cultivate meditation practice and develop the skillful qualities that enable us to live in a more joyful and compassionate manner.
All who are interested are welcome to attend our programs and be part of the Downtown Meditation Community. DMC is dedicated to creating a space that welcomes all people regardless of cultural and religious background, race, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, physical ability, or ability to pay. We look forward to seeing you.








Every Sunday Night!

Sunday Night Meditation
39 West 14th Street, Room 507, NYC
7pm – 8:30pm
$350 yearly subscription
This ongoing weekly drop-in class includes sitting meditation, dharma talk, discussion.  The class offers an opportunity for students to discuss the development of their meditation skills and how dharma practice can be a support in their daily lives.  After the class there will be refreshments and time for getting to know one another.





What’s happening at DMC:

October 1: Daylong Retreat
October 15: Sutta Study
(see schedule page for information)




Five-Week Beginners’ Course at Open Center
Tuesday, September 20 (Introductory Class)

Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, NYC
6pm – 7:30pm
$122 (Open Center Members)
$175 (Non-Members)
This course is a New York Open Center program.
This five-week course will provide instruction in the fundamentals of insight meditation. Emphasis will be placed on learning the practices of sitting and walking meditation, and developing mindfulness in daily life.
To register, please contact the Open Center.
The course is listed as “Insight Meditation – The Practice of Mindfulness” in the Open Center catalog.



Peter Doobinin’s Dharma Book

The Skill of Living

now available!

all proceeds go to Downtown Meditation Community!

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