• Let's meet for Mindfulness Meditation

    First Congregational Church

    By breathing, Being present A calm awareness rises. Guided meditation is filled by reflective discussion. You'll be welcomed by our diverse group. Free, though a donation will be gratefully accepted. Well Wishes

  • Special Event! A Woman's Experience in the Dharma

    First Congregational Church

    Ayya Soma welcomes you to meditate together and hear her speak about transitioning to a nun's life after being a journalist, in public relations and co-founding Buddhist Insights Meditation and how women are treated in Buddhist communities. Last November, she ordained to be known as Ayya Soma replacing the name Giovanna Maselli. Seeing a community grow by people of all races, genders, ages and religions participating in meditation groups and special events throughout NYC at such places as yoga studios, community centers, MoMA and the NYC Botanical Garden and retreats at the Rockaway Summer House, joy was experienced. This non-profit organization, operating solely on donations intends to transition the retreats to S or W Orange NJ once a property is purchased in one of these towns. Meditation and special events are already sporadically being offered in NJ and will regularly occur once this relocation happens. For more infor, www.buddhistinsights.com. Free event, though donations will be gratefully accepted Feel free to ask me questions and comment or to save a seat for you, [masked] Peace and Well Wishes