Culadasa is coming to the East Coast!

Be sure not to miss Culadasa’s East Coast tour this summer, with events at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY, New York City, and Gloucester MA!


Maximize Your Meditation, a retreat with Culadasa

June 19-24, 2016 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York

Understanding Attention & Awareness as Mindfulness Tools

For more information and to register click here.

To ask Culadasa questions about the retreat, email him


The words “attention” and “awareness” are often used interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing. A clear understanding of these two ways of knowing is important if you want your meditation practice to truly soar.

Buddhist teacher and neuroscientist Culadasa (John Yates) guides you on an exploration of how to skillfully work with attention and awareness to cultivate mindfulness and ultimately change your thoughts, feelings, and habits for the better.

Through lecture, discussion, exercises, and meditation, you play with attention—a process of exclusion where you single out and hone in on something to analyze or interpret it. And you practice awareness, which is more open and inclusive and takes in the larger view to provide overall context for your experience.

As you begin to work skillfully with attention and awareness, you see the potential for mindfulness—the optimum interaction between the two—to completely transform who you are.

Beginning and seasoned meditators are welcome; no previous experience is necessary.

Upasaka Culadasa, Eve Smith, and Matthew Immergut

at New York Insight Meditation Center

June 24 & 25, 2016


Friday, June 24th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Eve Smith, Matthew Immergut
Offered by donation; pre-registration is not required


Saturday, June 25th, 10 am – 330 pm

Engaged Compassion: The Relationship Between Inner and Outer Peace. July 1 & 2 at Wisdom’s Heart

Culadasa returns to Wisdoms’s Heart in Gloucester, MA over the 4th of July weekend!

Compassionate engagement and dealing with harmful emotions, thought patterns, and actions – on a global, friends&family, and internal/personal level.


Suggested Donation:  $20 Friday.  $20 Saturday.

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contribute as you are able.

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