downtown meditation community
insight meditation with peter doobinin

Downtown Meditation Community is comprised of individuals who come together to practice and study the dhamma, 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.


Happy yogis after the July Retreats.

Happy yogis after the July Retreat









Simply talking a lot
doesn’t maintain the Dhamma.
— although he’s heard next to nothing —
sees Dhamma through his body,
is not heedless of Dhamma:
he’s one who maintains the Dhamma.




What’s happening at DMC:

Sept 27: Daylong Retreat
Oct 4: October Sutta Discussion
(see schedule page for information)







Peter Doobinin’s Dharma Book

The Skill of Living

has just been published!

all proceeds go to Downtown Meditation Community!

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