Stillness and silence are powerful restorative forces and can connect you to a deeper sense of self beyond your concepts and ideas. Meditation cultivates this energy, and group practice magnifies it.
Our group started in January 2012. We practice Zen meditation together 1-2 days a week. Anyone with a sincere interest in meditation is welcome, beginners encouraged! Each session has a short introduction and instruction, 20-30 minutes of sitting, and a short group discussion following.
Paul Gyodo, Sensei has practiced Zen meditation for over 25 years and received Dharma Transmission in the White Plum Zen lineage. We give instruction in traditional zazen forms, but this group is non-sectarian and welcomes other compatible practices.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers