What we're about

Founded by Dean and Maggy Sluyter, our Natural Meditation sangha is devoted to nondual, contemplative approaches of Buddhist and Advaita teachings. We focus on directly experiencing the awareness and peace always present – even in the midst of seeming chaos and uncontrolled thoughts. Our intention is to take the fruits of this direct experience “off the meditation cushion” and into our everyday lives. New Jersey towns served by Natural Meditation of NJ include Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Clark, Westfield, Rahway, Fanwood, and Plainfield.

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Online meditation with Dean Sluyter

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A weekly meditation series -- conducted online via Zoom -- with the co-founder of our sangha, Dean Sluyter. Dean has led hundreds of meditation workshops and is the author of Natural Meditation, Fear Less, The Zen Commandments, Cinema Nirvana, and other books. To learn more, go to this page on Dean's website or contact him at [masked].

Dean's new book -- to be published March 29th, 2022 -- is The Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature. Click here to learn more.

Here is Dean's description of the meditation ...

This is a great way to stay (or become!) calm, sane, and happy in these strange times. First, through guided practice of natural meditation, we settle within ourselves and connect with our inmost core of just being — the place of infinite OK-ness. Then, in the discussion, we address questions about meditation practice and integrating that inner OK-ness into everyday life.

New participants are always welcome. No experience, skill, attitude, or belief is required. The sessions are free and open to everyone, anywhere in the world. For a quick preview of the effortlessness of natural meditation, go here. Anyone can meditate.

Natural meditation & awareness practice: Online & in person

Needs a location

Our weekly, one-hour sangha gathering is now on Zoom and in-person -- guided meditation along with discussion and sharing of the experience. No experience required ... always free and open to all. Join us in person at Aikido Schools of NJ, 324 West Westfield Ave., Roselle Park, NJ. The Zoom event ID and password can be obtained by writing to Dave Stanton (one of the organizers of this group).

Meditations will be led by Peter Halski, Susan Lieberman, Dave Stanton, or Bob Wachtel. Namaste!

Online meditation with Dean Sluyter

Needs a location

A weekly meditation series -- conducted online via Zoom -- with the co-founder of our sangha, Dean Sluyter. Dean has led hundreds of meditation workshops and is the author of Natural Meditation, Fear Less, The Zen Commandments, Cinema Nirvana, and other books. To learn more, go to this page on Dean's website or contact him at [masked].

Dean's new book -- to be published March 29th, 2022 -- is The Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature. Click here to learn more.

Here is Dean's description of the meditation ...

This is a great way to stay (or become!) calm, sane, and happy in these strange times. First, through guided practice of natural meditation, we settle within ourselves and connect with our inmost core of just being — the place of infinite OK-ness. Then, in the discussion, we address questions about meditation practice and integrating that inner OK-ness into everyday life.

New participants are always welcome. No experience, skill, attitude, or belief is required. The sessions are free and open to everyone, anywhere in the world. For a quick preview of the effortlessness of natural meditation, go here. Anyone can meditate.

Natural meditation & awareness practice: Online & in person

Needs a location

Our weekly, one-hour sangha gathering is now on Zoom and in-person -- guided meditation along with discussion and sharing of the experience. No experience required ... always free and open to all. Join us in person at Aikido Schools of NJ, 324 West Westfield Ave., Roselle Park, NJ. The Zoom event ID and password can be obtained by writing to Dave Stanton (one of the organizers of this group).

Meditations will be led by Peter Halski, Susan Lieberman, Dave Stanton, or Bob Wachtel. Namaste!

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Natural meditation & awareness practice: Online & in person

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