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Sumana H.


New York, NY

Member since:

April 3, 2014


What brings you here? Tell us about your interest in mindfulness meditation.

I'd like to meditate more often.


I'm an Astoria resident looking to meditate more.

What Sumana H. is saying about this Meetup Group

I've been coming to this meetup about every other week for almost two years, and just got to attend one of the half-day retreats. I'm more in control of my life and thoughts, and I feel more at home in my community. Leader Emily Herzlin is great at guiding both new and experienced meditators, no matter whether they're coming from secular, spiritual, or religious perspectives. She draws on multiple traditions and sources of wisdom (including spiritual aproaches and scientific resources) and consistently provides useful, nonjudgmental suggestions. Meditation practice is the centerpiece of this meetup, but she makes sure to give students a framework for understanding it beforehand, and to give students a substantive opportunity after the practice to ask questions and explore their experiences. From the low-key opening icebreaker to the soft chime of the closing bell, Herzlin provides a great learning environment.

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