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.


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If he recites many teachings, but
         — heedless man —
doesn’t do what they say,
like a cowherd counting the cattle of
he has no share in the contemplative life.

If he recites next to nothing
but follows the Dhamma
in line with the Dhamma;
        abandoning passion,
          aversion, delusion;
        his mind well-released,
          not clinging
        either here or hereafter:
he has his share in the contemplative life.




What’s happening at DMC:

April 25: Sutta Discussion
May 2: May Daylong Retreat
(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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