That’s Life: Navigating Major Life Changes with Confidence and Clarity

Often we fear the unknown of change. But it is possible to transform our doubts and fear into courage and ease. In this new That’s Life daylong program, New York Insight teacher, Brain Simmons, will provide us with effective skills to reframe and navigate the difficulties of major life changes and transitions with a sense of equanimity and purpose.

Drawing from a variety of contemplative practices, , the daylong program is designed to inspire courage, confidence and context for powerful transformation. If you are facing a major life transition: career changes, graduation, relationship endings and beginnings, illness, children leaving the nest, going back to school, retiring, aging, the full catastrophe… this course is for you! Meditation practitioners of all levels are welcome.

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May 31 2020


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


$25 - $50 Sliding Scale

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  • Brian Simmons
    Brian Simmons

    I was an award-winning writer/producer for Comedy Central, and was suddenly struck down with a 10-year debilitating illness that changed my life trajectory. It sucked, but it was totally worth it.

    Along the way, I learned very deep lessons about how Mindfulness and ancient wisdom can help a person exactly when they need it most – when life doesn’t cooperate. Today, I am an educational leader and mindfulness teacher in NYC, and I use this experience to relate directly to real people with no time for nonsense.

    Regardless if you are a skeptic, seeker, educator or student of any age. When I was first introduced to meditation culture in the 90’s it made me cringe. It still does sometimes, but the practice of Mindfulness changed my life. And, it blew my mind. I believe it will do the same for you.

    I’ve spent decades practicing fiercely with some of the best meditation teachers on earth. I’ve completed teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical College and am a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. I also serve on the teacher’s council at NY Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan and am a meditation teacher on the 10% Happier App. I’ve learned powerful techniques and perspectives that work, and I love sharing them with people.