Jon Aaron

Meditation Instructor
Although Jon Aaron first came across meditation in the 1970s, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s — when he started noticing patterns in his relationships that he wanted to address — that he took a deeper dive into meditation. It took a while to find the right teacher, but once he did, he realized he had been getting in his own way, obstructing the progress of his life because of the way he was identifying himself. “As soon as I let go of that and let life live through this body, then everything became much lighter,” he says. Today, Jon has been a meditation teacher for more than a decade, specializing in mindfulness, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) and insight (Vipassana) meditation. He has given workshops and classes for organizations as diverse as ABC, the New York Open Center, Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, NYU Medical School, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jon’s primary dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein, with whom he studied Buddhist meditation in the Theravada and non-dual traditions.
New York New York United States
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress Reduction
Jon Aaron


  • Somatic Experiencing International

    Somatic Experiencing Feb 2012 - Feb 2015 (3 years)
  • New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

    Foundation Program, Healthcare Chaplaincy Feb 2009 - Feb 2010 (a year)
  • Center for Buddhist Studies

    Integrated Study & Practice Program, Buddhism & Buddhist Practice Feb 2008 - Feb 2009 (a year)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

    MBSR Teacher Development Intensive Jan 2008 - Jan 2008 (a month)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

    MBSR Practicum Jan 2006 - Jan 2006 (a month)


  • Co-Founder and Guiding Teacher

    Space2Meditate Aug 2019 - Present (4 years)
  • Adjunct Teacher

    Mindfulness Center at Brown Aug 2019 - Present (4 years)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor and Teacher Trainer

    Self-Employed Sep 2008 - Present (15 years)
  • Dharma Teacher and MBSR Instructor

    New York Insight Meditation Center May 2008 - Present (15 years)
  • Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

    Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Jan 2005 - Present (18 years)