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Faith: A Buddhist Perspective

  • New York Insight Meditation Center 28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY United States (map)

Faith: A Buddhist Perspective
with Sharon Salzberg and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Friday evening 7:00-9:00 pm. Sliding scale $45-85; register here.

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:00am – 5:00pm. Sliding scale $90-165; register here.

In contemporary culture, we often struggle with faith and may wonder if it is a necessary element for spiritual development. We may have experienced faith threaded with the disempowerment that comes from handing over agency to an authority figure, or associate it with dogma, fundamentalism, or being silenced. In this weekend program, we will explore a different sense of faith. We will discuss how it can connect us to a deeper place of strength within us and to a bigger picture of life. This type of faith increases confidence, openness, and appreciation. 

Sharon and Elizabeth would like to invite you to join them in an exploration of this lively and provocative topic which takes us right to the heart of the human condition. Each has written books dedicated to exploring faith because of how important it is to more deeply understand it.

This topic will be offered as a Friday evening program as well as a full Daylong practice on Saturday and will include discourses, discussion, and guided meditations. It is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Please join us for one session or both as these two days can stand alone as complete experiences or build on each other for a rich weekend of practice and discussion. 

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).