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.
Peter Doobinin’s Dharma Book
The Skill of Living
has just been published!
all proceeds go to Downtown Meditation Community!
What’s happening at DMC:
March 5 & 6:Two Evenings with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
March 8: Daylong Retreat
(see schedule page for information)
Changes to the DMC Curriculum!
Beginning January 1, 2014, all Downtown Meditation Community classes will be coordinated as part of a consistent, aligned curriculum. Sunday Night Meditation, Thursday Night Meditation, Sutta Study, and the monthly daylong retreat will focus on the same dharma theme. The themes will change approximately every two months. This new format of study and practice will enable students to deepen in their dharma practice. Additionally, it will help us to cultivate a stronger sense of community and shared purpose. We look forward to great days of dharma practice in the new year!