foust_kripalu nov 2016 - sunrisePhoto credit: Jonathan Foust, Nov. 2016

“If we knew that tonight we were going to go blind, we would take a longing, last real look at every blade of grass, every cloud formation, every speck of dust, every rainbow, raindrop — everything.” – Pema Chodron

2018 Nature Meditation Events around NYC and the Hudson Valley

Earth Day Meditative Hike to Anthony’s Nose

with Jon Aaron

April 21, Sat. 8:30am – 5:30pm



Nature Meditation Weekend Retreat, Norwich, Vermont

with Lee Steppacher

June 21 – 24, Thu. – Sun.


Fall Foliage at Lake Awosting, Minnewaska State Park

with Jon Aaron

September 22, Sat. 10am-6pm


Past Events: 2017 Events

Partner Teachers Bios:

Jon Aaron


Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.