Connect By Sharing Spiritual Places in NYC

Spiritual places abound in NYC.  Apart from sites in which people worship according to their beliefs, there are also galleries and museums where artworks speak to the human condition; institutions that teach methods for conscious evolution; and natural settings that reach us through their beauty and call to peace.

We enter a spiritual place for renewal; a change in consciousness; a  movement from separation to connection, from stress to peace, from fear to love.  Such a place quiets the mind, opens the heart, and brings us closer to our true nature.

By "spiritual", I'm not focusing on religious teachings.  Rather, I mean (for example):

- Moments in which you feel connected to something greater than yourself

- Situations in which your perception shifts and you feel you are experiencing the world differently and perhaps more deeply or with greater awareness or even with a sense of knowledge or wisdom

- Awakening moments in which you feel jolted out of the ordinary and left different from the experience

- Moments of heart opening with compassion for a stranger you witness struggling in some way or a stranger you see as like yourself however different the outer appearance

For some examples, see for a book of spiritual places in NY (look inside, at the table of contents)

Let's talk about the spiritual places we've found in NYC!

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  • Retta B.

    That's such a shame, Jay. I'm glad you enjoyed the gardens anyway and hope we see you the next time.

    Yes, the M4 is a SLOW line.

    June 16

  • Jay

    Took bus across the gwb and then the m4 to the park. In total the m4 took twice as long as expected. Bummer but the gardens were great as was the museum of the city of New York at 103rd st. Didn't get to meet you all. Hopefully there will be another time without mta sabotage.

    June 16

  • Retta B.

    Sorry you couldn't make it, Elizabeth. Hope you are feeling better soon and that you can join us another time. Bill comes up with great ideas and attracts good people. We had a lovely time, and even saw a wedding in the Italian garden.

    2 · June 14

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks. I am looking forward to attending the next one. How lovely!

      June 15

  • Holly

    lovely time and group of people. discovered a new place to get away, a beautiful garden.

    2 · June 14

  • Retta B.

    Lovely spot, good company, relaxed vibe.

    1 · June 14

  • Elizabeth

    Sorry that I cannot attend today, but I have abad migraine.

    June 14

  • Retta B.

    I have loved the Conservatory Garden since 1991 when one of my grad students at NYU wrote about it and I checked it out. I have gone there often over the years. I call it my outdoor cathedral. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    1 · May 30

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