downtown meditation community
insight meditation with peter doobinin
Downtown Meditation Community is comprised of individuals who come together to practice and study insight meditation. The heart of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness, as explicated in the Buddha’s teaching on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. DMC seeks to offer a refuge, a place for for developing tranquility and insight in New York City. Our classes, courses, and retreats provide 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
New York City
(btw 5th and 6th Aves.)
7pm – 8:30pm
This ongoing weekly drop-in class in insight meditation 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.
“Mindfulness of Thinking”
“Joy of the Practice”
to hear more dharma talks visit the dharma talks page
What’s happening at DMC:
Jan 20: Sutta Study
Jan 27: Daylong Retreat
(see schedule page for information)
Breath Meditation Course in March!
Developing Breath Meditation
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
39 West 14th Street, Room 507, NYC
7pm – 9pm
In this five-week course we’ll learn to develop breath meditation practice (Anapanasati). We’ll learn to cultivate the Buddha’s concentration, known as jhana. The cultivation of jhana is essential if we are to practice discernment and find release from suffering. The course will be of particular interest to students interest in strengthening their practice and establishing a deeper commitment to the dharma. The course will include instruction and practice in sitting meditation, walking meditation, and the skill of being mindful in our daily life activities.
Peter Doobinin’s Book
The Skill of Living