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.









Happy yogis after the July Retreat.

Happy yogis after the July Retreat.










A dharma talk by Peter Doobinin




What’s happening at DMC:

September 1: Intro Class
September 8: New Students Crs. begins
(see schedule page for information)



Six-Week New Students’ Course
(beginners’ level)

with Peter Doobinin
Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13 

39 West 14th Street, Room 507, NYC
7pm – 9pm
This six-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. Explanation of the teachings central to insight meditation will be part of each class. Each class will include time for discussion and student’s questions. The course is suitable for students with no previous experience, as well as experienced meditators who wish to renew their practice.





Peter Doobinin’s Dharma Book

The Skill of Living

has just been published!

all proceeds go to Downtown Meditation Community!

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