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Obstacles to Practice: Exploring the Five Hindrances


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

While we may come to meditation hoping to experience calmness of mind, as we practice, we find that we are visited by “guests” such as desire, ill will, restlessness and worry, sleepiness, and doubt. 

These are the energies of the “Five Hindrances”. They are like clouds that obscure the mind from seeing clearly. This course will offer an opportunity to explore how to practice with and understand these energies in our formal meditation practice as well as in our daily lives so that they can be skillfully abandoned. 

There will be an opportunity for practice, instruction, and talks, as well as group dialogue and inquiry. There will also be ongoing practice assignments each week to support the practical application of these teachings into your daily life.

Learn more and register here.