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To practice centering the mind is to build a home for yourself.
- Ajaan Lee


Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 PM


50 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003



Downtown Meditation is comprised of individuals who come together to practice and study Insight Meditation. The heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness, as explicated in the Buddha’s teaching on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Downtown Meditation seeks to offer a refuge, a place for for developing tranquility and insight in New York City. Our classes, courses, and retreats provide an opportunity to cultivate meditation practice and develop the skillful qualities that enable us to live in a more joyful and compassionate manner.

All who are interested are welcome to attend our programs and be part of the Downtown Meditation community. Downtown Meditation is dedicated to creating a space that welcomes all people regardless of cultural and religious background, race, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, physical ability, or ability to pay.

Cherry blossoms and meditation

We are located at

Middle Collegiate Church
Community Room
50 East 7th Street @ 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003