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.









Dharma talks by Peter Doobinin

“The Law of Karma”

“Self Compassion”

More talks are found in the Dharma Talks section.

Happy yogis after the July Retreat.

Happy yogis after the July Retreat.




What’s happening at DMC:

December 1: Joy crs begins
December 19: Daylong Retreat
(see schedule page for information)



in December…..

The Practice of Joy
with Paul Weinfield

Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

39 West 14th Street, Room 507, NYC
7pm – 9pm
(see schedule page for information)




Peter Doobinin’s Dharma Book

The Skill of Living

now available!

all proceeds go to Downtown Meditation Community!

Find Out More

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