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Meditation for Real Life

Mindfulness/Awareness Meditation Intensive in Irvington by The Hudson River

Offered by New York Buddha Dharma and Awake New York

Friday, October 6, 7-9 pm and Saturday, October 7, 9 am – 5:30 pm

At The Aligned Center, 1 Bridge Street, Suite 64, Irvington, NY 10533

Suggested Donation: $35.00

Attendance will be limited to 35 Participants.


Mindfulness/Awareness meditation is the heart of Buddhist practice at every level, from beginner to advanced. The benefits are profound: peace of mind, greater clarity and intelligence, and increased compassion for oneself and for others.

Meditation practice can increasingly free us from the pernicious, anxiety-driven, distorted stories we repeatedly tell ourselves. It can help us see life “as it is,” freshly and vividly, free of egotism, distortion, and petty value-judgment. It can lead us to what Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche called “the world of ordinary magic.”

We will explore mindfulness-awareness practice and traditional teachings that describe it, up-dated in modern parlance.

Friday evening 7-9 PM: Talk with Q&A

Saturday 9 AM – 5:30 PM: Alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, talks and discussion.

There will be a 1.5 hour break for lunch (you may bring your own or go out to one of the nearby restaurants).

The Teachers (for more complete bios visit www. Awakenewyork.com)

John Baker. Directed by Chögyam Trungpa to teach beginning in 1971, John edited Trungpa’s books Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, served as first CEO and taught at Naropa University, and has practiced and taught Buddhist meditation and the Shambhala teachings for 47 years. John co-founded the Karma Dzong Meditation Center, Westchester Buddhist Center, New York Buddha Dharma, and Awake New York. He currently studies with Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche. He lives with his 12-year-old daughter in Manhattan where he works as a life and executive coach.

Joseph Mauricio. A senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, Joseph has been a close student of Sakyong Mipham for 30 years. He began teaching twenty years ago at Karma Choling Buddhist Meditation Center in Vermont and has subsequently taught in schools, businesses and correctional facilities as well as yoga, meditation, wellness and community centers throughout North America. Joseph is the founder of Lifework Services, a meditation based coaching service that combines mindfulness practice and Shambhala leadership principles with personal coaching in order to help clients find authentic direction in their lives.

Cary Tamura. C.T. has been studying and practicing meditation for 15 years and has been a part of the Shambhala community for much of that time. A proponent of meditation in public, he regularly leads sits in Times Square. C.T. founded the The Sitting Project website as a way to introduce and demystify mindfulness meditation. He is published at Elephantjournal.com and at his site, www.thesittingproject.org. He occasionally can be found leading the dharma-based meditation and discussion groups, www.dharmajunkies.com and www.newyorkbuddhadharma.org in NYC. CT currently works in real estate, ran his own music marketing company and spent time as a consultant on Wall St.


For any questions, please email us at events@awakenewyork.com

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