2021-09-06 - 2021-09-17
Zoom password protected sessions
10:00 am to 11:00 am EST (10-day mornings, 1-hour session per day)


  • Start: 2021-09-06
  • End: 2021-09-17
  • Cost: $150.00 flat rate/Donate to support another/Pay what you can options
  • Event Category Further Reflection

I teach a syncretic, non-theistic approach to mindfulness, aiming to better understand our inner experience by investigating three marks of existence: impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and nonself. Many teachings and practices approach our perceived reality through a framework of communication with ourselves and others. By building a greater experiential understanding of time, space, and consciousness as a whole, we can succeed in emergent transcendence. This course aims to teach the fundamental concepts and techniques of insight meditation to foster support and community for a lifetime of practice and investigation. Mindfulness is not limited to the wealthy.

Morning Meditation Group with Dorian Wallace

September 6-17, 2021

10 sessions

Monday – Friday

10:00 am – 11:00 am EST/ 7:00 am – 8:00 am PST

Password Protected Zoom Connect


Dorian Wallace is a composer, pianist, music therapist, and teacher based in New York City. His work addresses socio-political issues and philosophical concepts, often incorporating improvisation. He has collaborated with artists such as Bonita Oliver, John Sanborn, Paul Pinto, Pamela Z, Charlotte Mundy, Frank London, and Nicholas Finch, to name a few.

Wallace is a founding member and co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention, a progressive new music collective exploring the intersectionality of social justice and community engagement through contemporary music. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he founded the New Music Organizing Caucus, contemporary classical music advocacy, and labor rights collective to address systemic inequalities within the field. With David Kulma, Dorian co-hosts Trysteropod, an anarchist podcast discussing politics from a musician’s perspective. He is a Sing In Solidarity member, a socialist movement chorus in New York City that performs music from the international and domestic left.

One of New York City’s most in-demand dance accompanists, Wallace has played for Martha Graham Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Juilliard, New York University, Columbia University, and many, many others. He also teaches Music for Dancers at the Martha Graham School and is a teaching artist for the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program.

Wallace received a BA in Music Therapy from Montclair State University, studying under Dr. Brian Abrams and Dr. Michael Viega. He completed an internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine and MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. Dorian completed his Level 1 training in Guided Imagery and Music from Atlantis Institute for Consciousness and Music. He leads music therapy and mindfulness meditation groups through American Humanist Association, About Face, Sing In Solidarity, Workers Arts Project, and Gibney Dance.

He currently resides in Harlem, NYC, with his partner Hajnal Pivnick and their daughter Ildikó.


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