There is a fascinating phenomenon reported by astronauts when they behold planet Earth from outer space, called the Overview Effect. It is described as a cognitive shift that brings about a euphoric sensation and expanded perspective: a deep understanding that we are one. What is the Overview Effect? As described by Ian O’Neill in Universe Today, the overview effect is known as: “The experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void," shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide people become less important, and the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this "pale blue dot" becomes both obvious and imperative.” Many astronauts who experience the overview effect, experience a spontaneous broadening of their perception and return home with a new state of awareness. “Seeing the Earth from the perspective of space made me feel more compassion for others. All people are inescapably interconnected” reports Scott Kelly, commander of 3 International Space Station expeditions. This phenomenon is just as relevant to those of us Earth-bound as those who get to explore the cosmos firsthand. Why is it so important? We have heard from scientists and spiritual teachers that we human beings, dwelling on this planet Earth, are one. Made of the same stuff, we are interconnected more than we know - like waves in a vast ocean. As such, we’ve been told to love another as ourselves and treat others with kindness, humility, and equanimity. However, if you’re like most of us, these wise teachings are not always easy to live by, particularly in the face of a challenging circumstance or perceived threat. Instead, we dwell within the “illusion of separation” - the impression that we exist separately from everything else in the universe - falling back on established habits, preconceptions, and involuntary reactions formed by our life experience. These conceptions are in part what form and reinforce many of the same conflicts that divide groups and nations. But just like astronauts, who experience the overview effect, we can also realize that these boundaries are entirely man-made. “The first day or so, we all pointed out our countries. The third or fourth day, we were pointing out our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth,” says Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Space Commission. It appears that when humans can see the world from the vantage point of the infinite universe, the bitterness, resentment, competition between people and governments are rendered miniscule, and the illusion of separation vanishes. How can we experience the Overview Effect? Luckily we don’t need to secure a seat on a space mission to experience this blissful awareness and broadened perspective. Astronaut and pilot, Rakesh Sharma, assures us that “one does not have to undertake a space flight to come by this feeling.” Typically, we live within a relatively narrow framework of our lives: who we are, what we do, where we come from, etc. These identifiers - and countless memories, thoughts, judgements therein - make up the sense of self that forms the invisible bubble separating us from the so-called “outside” world. Through meditation, we are able to see both past and current events from the viewpoint of a neutral observer. This is an objective third party perspective that is not embroiled in the stories associated with that particular moment. As we connect more and more with that “zoomed out” awareness, our personal suffering begins to diminish and a deep comfort sets in. We no longer identify so strongly with our individual conceptions and are able to see from the perspective of the whole. With relief from our own personal worries, regrets and suffering, comes compassion, coexistence, and the ability to see the world from a broader perspective. From there, it is easy to see the good in others and the beauty in the world around us. We can easily understand those around us and effortlessly take action for the benefit of all. Mitch Edgar describes the experience beautifully: "Instead of an intellectual search, there was suddenly a very deep gut feeling that... there was a purposefulness of flow, of energy, of time, of space in the cosmos...On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious.” We invite you on this journey through the invisible frontier, our “inner space,” in order to experience the world as astronauts do. Written by Pamela Brewer, student of 5 years and meditation guide-in-training.
Saturday June 13th Meditation with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Saturday June 13, at 4pm EST. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined us for meditation on zoom, with about 200 attendees. The Borough President gave some beautiful and inspiring words on meditation. Here are his words from our session last Saturday: "To be honest with you, if it wasn’t for the introduction of meditation in the morning when I wake up and before going to sleep at night, this is a powerful tool. It's such a tool that we have power in using every day. And it's more than just sitting down somewhere, you can do it while standing, while walking. It’s just really becoming aware and conscious of your existence and being. In the midst of all the disturbance around us, if we just really go inward, we find such a level of peace that’s always among us. So, thank you, and I look forward for those of you who are doing it for the first time, or who meditate as often, it is always good to have a refresher. I know you may be the choir, so consider this choir practice, we sing together. Thank you for a very powerful meditation session, and it is so applicable to today’s time. Many of us are going through the transition from the visual and actual aspect of corona virus, and then cycling in through the horrific death of Mr. Floyd, and the protests and the sounds that are affiliated with all of these emotions. And when we meditate, when we allow police officers to start their job with meditation and end their job with meditation, when we allow meditation in our schools and it's how our young people start their day. With all the trauma that our young people bring inside the classroom. When we really incorporate a different thought process in our lives -- we start the process of healing from the inside out. There is so much pain, that unless you take an opportunity to really observe it, it will pass by you with this very fast cosmetic life that we’re living. It really empowered me during the last two months when I had moved into Borough hall to deal with the corona virus crisis and found myself talking to young people during the protests, and talking to them about meditation, and how one of the key factors that’s facing us is that we lived in trauma every day, all day. And the body does not know the difference between thinking about trauma and actually living through trauma. The only way I found how to take myself out of the fright and flight mode and into the healing mode is to take those 20 minutes a day or throughout the day and meditate. And so I encourage all of you to incorporate meditation in the lives of your loved ones, your spouse, your children, your family members, it is the place inside you to start the process of healing. And I want to thank Brooklyn Meditation for taking the opportunity for hosting this important event, thank you so much." Eric Adams Thank you so much to the Brooklyn Borough President for joining us on Saturday. We continue to encourage the public to try our daily free programs, available seven days a week. Together we can nourish healing and change in our community and find hope within. Thank you!
During these times of social distancing and self-quarantining, it is easy to let our thoughts get the best of us. We can find ourselves falling into bad habits like getting up late, sleeping all day, excessive drinking, drugs, not exercising, or eating properly, which can make us susceptible to illness. If we fall victim to our thoughts and worries, we stay trapped and waiting for the perfect conditions to live our lives. Meditation allows us to expand our consciousness and go beyond our thoughts. It helps us see things clearly without the attachment or emotion that limits us. Being together in our home for such long periods of time without the normal escape of our previous daily activities can magnify feelings we were already experiencing in life prior to the pandemic like anxiety, stress, fear, loneliness , hatred, blame and depression to name a few. In addition, being bombarded with information from every direction; news, Internet, friends and family, can make us really mentally exhausted, tired and confused. All these elements contribute to us breaking down physically and mentally. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, but these times require us to maintain our well-being both physically and mentally. We need to react to situations with clarity and understanding especially if we are in a position of caring for others. That is the reason why the Center for Disease Control and other health experts, are suggesting meditating if you are not doing it already. Meditation can be as simple as sitting in a quiet comfortable place and just taking deep breaths in and out while focusing on your breathing. You can also join an online meditation class or group. From experience, it is preferable to join an online Meditation group as they are often free these days plus you get the social interaction and support from others, while realizing that you are not alone in these times! The old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” can really be applied today, but only when you have the clarity of mind to act. Think about how many times we said in our lives “if only I had more time, I would do this or that.” Well now we have the time, let us focus on our most important asset - our mind. Happiness comes from within and meditation is the best tool to reach it. The best time to use the tool is now Jina Kim, MD meditationusa.org
In recent studies, many researchers have shown that during this pandemic time, people are having more vivid and often more frightening dreams, and nightmares. Some speculate that without having to commute back and forth to work, people also have more time to sleep, and the length of time sleeping will increase one's chances of remembering dreams. Also, due to a sudden change in our daily routines, uncertainty about the future, and having the lines between work and home blurred, anxiety levels are higher. Anxiety causes people to wake up more often out of REM sleep (rapid eye movement), which makes one even more likely to remember their dreams. So the question is, does meditation help? What we have found is through daily practice of our meditation method, 'throwing away,' people have a chance while they're awake to disconnect from the daily happenings, and to process 'minds' or emotional and mental blockages inside. When we meditate we're better able to 'process' all of the things that we've taken into our mind. As we describe in our meditation, the human body functions like a 'camera' that keeps taking pictures all day long through our five senses, and even since childhood we've been taking pictures. When we sleep, dreams play like movies inside, reflecting our mind, inner thoughts, and feelings. From what we've seen when one practices our 7 steps of guided meditation, they are able to shed the layers of what has built up over many years, and this will help the person rest on a much deeper level even while awake, but also when it's time to sleep. Even just the start of throwing away recent things that are on your mind, from your daily life, before going to sleep, will help you sleep better through the night. Also less likely to wake up with a sudden feeling of anxiety that rushes in. We can think of it exactly like eating, if you eat a lot of heavy foods before going to sleep your stomach might feel 'stuck,' and blood flow is blocked, it would be very uncomfortable. In a similar way, we have never properly 'digested' all the things we've taken into the mind. During this pandemic time, when people are experiencing more unrest and taking in a lot of disturbing images on the news, along with managing their daily lives in a completely new way. These conditions are more likely to create unrest and this shows up in one's dreams. Meditation helps to process emotions, feelings, and thoughts. Just like going to the bathroom or taking a shower, at this time we should also be cleaning the mind and heart. When the mind is clean and clear there is a sense of security in the present moment that opens up, which will gradually allow your mind and body to truly rest. So in light of research being done on 'Covid dreams' we, at the Brooklyn Meditation center, hope to offer a remedy through meditation practice. Thank you, Brooklyn Meditation Team
May is National Meditation Month! An ideal time to start your meditation practice
How do I meditate? For most of us without any previous experience, one day we hear from a friend, acquaintance, or through the media, that meditation is beneficial and we a have feeling inside: ‘I should try that.’ But the questions arise, "How do I meditate?" "What if I can’t, or is my mind too busy?" "Is there a ‘right way’?" "What’s the best way?" There is no such thing as a silly question. As meditation guides at our center, we have seen that a majority of people who come to the center, just want to try it for the first time, and have their own set of questions that come up. We try our best to help each person navigate through these, so that they can feel confident in their practice and get the most out of it. So, in addition to our ongoing free online series we would like to invite you to a special session called: ‘How to Meditate,’ every Friday, starting May 29th, at 5pm EST. This session will be hosted by Evan Shwam, musician and long-time meditator. Accompanied by a few guides from local centers in New York and New Jersey, Evan and the other guides will answer questions, give helpful tips and encouragement on your journey. Even if you don’t have any questions, but would like to listen and to find out what others are asking, we welcome you to do so. So if you are a newcomer, or just want to know more about it, maybe heard about our online programs already, but want to know more first before joining, we are happy to help, especially during the month of May, Meditation Month! This just might be the best time to start your journey! Learn more and RSVP at Every Friday, 5-5:45pm EST
Everyday Health Emotional Health A Guide to 7 Different Types of Meditation
This is great way to understanding variety of meditation techniques and types. Brooklyn Meditation practices its own unique method, the format to deliver it is tailored live guided meditation. By Ashley Welch Medically Reviewed by Justin Laube, MD Vipassana, chakra, and yoga are three different forms of meditation. Wizemark/Stocksy; iStock; Aliaksandra Ivanova/Getty ImagesMeditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. This can be done in silence or with the help of chanting, and is done for a number of reasons, ranging from religious or spiritual purposes to a method for evoking relaxation. In our modern, hectic world, meditation has gained traction in recent years as a way to manage stress. Scientific evidence has also emerged that shows meditation can be a helpful tool in fighting chronic illnesses, including depression, heart disease, and chronic pain. There are many different forms of this ancient practice. If you’re interested in trying meditation, but do not know where to start, here’s a list of seven types of meditation practice:
1. Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness meditation is the process of being fully present with your thoughts. Being mindful means being aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not being overly reactive to what’s going on around us. Mindful meditation can be done anywhere. Some people prefer to sit in a quiet place, close their eyes, and focus on their breathing. But you can choose to be mindful at any point of the day, including while you’re commuting to work or doing chores. When practicing mindfulness meditation, you observe your thoughts and emotions but let them pass without judgement. 2. Transcendental Meditation Transcendental meditation is a simple technique in which a personally assigned mantra, such as a word, sound, or small phrase, is repeated in a specific way. It’s practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The idea is that this technique will allow you to settle inward to a profound state of relaxation and rest, with the goal of achieving inner peace without concentration or effort. (2,3)
3. Guided Meditation Guided meditation, which is sometimes also called guided imagery or visualization, is a method of meditation in which you form mental pictures or situations that you find relaxing. This process is typically led by a guide or teacher, hence “guided.” It’s often suggested to use as many senses as possible, such as smell, sounds, and textures, to evoke calmness in your relaxing space. 4. Vipassana Meditation (Sayagyi U Ba Khin Tradition) Vipassana meditation is an ancient Indian form of meditation that means to see things as they really are. It was taught in India more than 2,500 years ago. The mindfulness meditation movement in the United States has roots in this tradition. The goal of vipassana meditation is self-transformation through self-observation. This is accomplished through disciplined attention to physical sensations in the body, to establish a deep connection between the mind and body. The continuous interconnectedness results in a balanced mind full of love and compassion, teachers of the practice claim. Vipassana, in this tradition, is typically taught during a 10-day course, and students are expected to follow a set of rules throughout the entirety of the time, including abstaining from all intoxicants, telling lies, stealing, sexual activity, and killing any species. 5. Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Meditation) Metta meditation, also called Loving Kindness Meditation, is the practice of directing well wishes toward others. Those who practice recite specific words and phrases meant to evoke warm-hearted feelings. This is also commonly found in mindfulness and vipassana meditation. It’s typically practiced while sitting in a comfortable, relaxed position. After a few deep breaths, you repeat the following words slowly and steadily. “May I be happy. May I be well. May I be safe. May I be peaceful and at ease.” After a period of directing this loving kindness toward yourself, you may begin to picture a family member or friend who has helped you and repeat the mantra again, this time replacing “I” with “you.” As you continue the meditation, you can bring other members of your family, friends, neighbors, or people in your life to mind. Practitioners are also encouraged to visualize people they have difficulty with. Finally, you end the meditation with the universal mantra: “May all being everywhere be happy.” 6. Chakra Meditation Chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word that translates to “wheel,” and can be traced back to India. Chakras refer to the centers of energy and spiritual power in the body. There are thought to be seven chakras. Each chakra is located at a different part of the body and each has a corresponding color. Chakra meditation is made up of relaxation techniques focused on bringing balance and well-being to the chakras. Some of these techniques include visually picturing each chakra in the body and its corresponding color. Some people may choose to light incense or use crystals, color coded for each chakra to help them concentrate during the meditation. 7. Yoga Meditation The practice of yoga dates back to ancient India. There are a wide variety of classes and styles of yoga, but they all involve performing a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises meant to promote flexibility and calm the mind. The poses require balance and concentration and practitioners are encouraged to focus less on distractions and stay more in the moment. Which style of meditation you decide to try depends on a number of factors. If you have a health condition and are new to yoga, speak to your doctor about which style may be right for you.
Brooklyn meditation Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient, Receives $5,000
Grant From The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation To Combat COVID-19 Crisis May 15, 2020 — GlobalGiving announced today that Brooklyn meditation has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation. “My hope is that this gift will help alleviate some of the pressures caused by this horrible pandemic. Twenty years ago, I started Spanx with $5,000 in savings, and I see this as a time to pay it forward. Small business is the backbone of our culture. I know what it’s like to be a small business owner, and I want to provide some relief to these entrepreneurs during this time,” said Spanx Founder Sara Blakely. The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. Thousands of business owners and nonprofit founders from across the United States and its territories applied to receive a grant from The Red Backpack Fund to combat economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Brooklyn meditation was selected for the grant based on its outstanding application, its urgent need for COVID-19 relief, and its demonstrated capacity to overcome COVID-19 setbacks. Brooklyn meditation is among the first 200 Red Backpack Fund recipients to be selected. GlobalGiving, a 501(c)(3) organization with nearly two decades of grantmaking experience, will award grants to at least 1,000 women entrepreneurs from now through September 2020 through The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving has assembled a 100% women-led team to lead the grantee selection process. The team includes grant specialists, social workers, female entrepreneurs, analysts, and monitoring and evaluation experts. "We're proud to announce the grantees of The Red Backpack Fund. They have successfully undergone GlobalGiving’s rigorous vetting process, and we believe this grant will help them continue to thrive, despite the shifting economic circumstances brought on by this crisis," said GlobalGiving CEO Alix Guerrier. "The world needs more women-led organizations who are a key force in overcoming COVID-19 and establishing a better normal." Learn more about The Red Backpack Fund at
About The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation Since its inception in 2006, the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation has donated millions to charities around the world, focusing on charities that empower underserved women and girls. In 2013, Sara Blakely became the first self-made, female billionaire to sign the Giving Pledge, created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, promising to give at least half her wealth to charity. In 2020, Sara and the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation launched the Red Backpack Fund in partnership with GlobalGiving. Back by Sara Blakely, the $5 million fund supports the recovery and revitalization of female-owned businesses in the U.S. impacted by the coronavirus crisis. While many of the world’s resources are being depleted, one is waiting to be unleashed: Women. The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation is on a mission to support women and help them SOAR through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. Learn more at www.spanxfoundation.com. About GlobalGiving GlobalGiving is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit that makes it safe and easy to support important causes around the world. When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, GlobalGiving quickly delivers funds to vetted organizations that are best-suited to lead immediate and long-term relief and recovery. As part of its mission to accelerate community-led change, GlobalGiving provides tools, training, and support to help nonprofits, donors, and companies increase their impact and make the world a better place. Learn more at www.globalgiving.org.
Brooklyn Meditation is proud to announce Meditation for Kids program (Every Sundays at 3-3:30 pm EST) In collaboration with 8 sister meditation centers in NY NJ Metro area Brooklyn Meditation launched this wonderful addition to current online free meditation programing. “Written by Nicky Tait, a current guide, active meditator, & animal lover residing in Berkeley at people should learn from water is that water exists within nature’s flow. It is not stubborn and it is During this period of change and uncertainty, I think it’s more important than ever to make sure we’re not only taking care of our own mental health, but also caring for the mental health of our children. I remember pretty vividly what it was like to be a child; the big emotions, the fear, the difficulty expressing myself, and many times feeling like a prisoner to it all. Don’t get me wrong, I had some pretty outstanding moments as a kid growing up in the beautiful, lush nature of Hawaii island, but even in a tropical paradise, you can only get so far until your mind catches up with you. I was a very imaginative, joyful, and creative child, but on the other side of the personality coin was a lot of sadness, worry, and fear.
I had trouble sleeping for much of my childhood, along with pretty crippling social anxiety. Incidences that other kids seemed to be able to just brush off stuck with me for months and sometimes years. I remember one time hearing about how one of my brother’s friends killed a chameleon after school one day just for fun, and it made me so angry and sad and scared. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why someone would do such a thing. I knew his friend grew up in a pretty rough home environment and got into a lot of fights at our school, but still it was so unsettling and disturbing to me to imagine such a senseless act of violence. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it, and I didn’t even know how to talk to anyone about it.
There were many instances like this throughout my childhood, where I felt so disturbed and upset from something I heard, or read, or saw, usually at school, but also just from things that I saw on TV, or witnessed hanging out with my older brothers and their friends. The thing is, sometimes we just don’t know what our children are experiencing, and can overlook the amount of stress and anxiety they are carrying with them because we’re just not sure what questions to ask or how to ask them. I know for me, I went for much of my life keeping all of this anxiety and sadness locked away in a deep part of myself that I didn’t feel safe talking about with anyone, even my own family. Sometimes we just need a non-biased opinion and a practice to help us let go of this accumulated stress in a safe and fun way.
Cue our new Kids Meditation Program! This is exactly what our program aims to do. Help kids to relieve the stress and anxiety they are carrying in their minds using a very simple and easy to follow method. Our current guide for this program has years of experience with this meditation, and with her happy go lucky personality, she is a natural with both kids and adults alike. Let us help you, help your kids to navigate the uncertainty of this period by giving them the gift of a peaceful mind. In only 30 minutes, once a week, your child will be surprised to find what a difference meditation can make in their lives.
If you as a parent are interested in meditation or know anyone who is, we also have programs specially made for essential works, better sleep, and to help the community at large access an inner reservoir of peace and hope. If you find yourself needing more one on one attention we also offer more tailored memberships at our meditation centers across the country and globe! Don’t wait, peace is calling. Help yourself and your family today.
Better Sleep, tonight. A new late-night meditation series to rest the body and mind.Better sleep
Better Sleep, tonight. A new late-night meditation series to rest the body and mind. Better sleep for better days.
We hear firsthand how so many struggle to "turn off" at night, and sleep in a way that is truly restorative. We have designed a special nighttime meditation series to melt away tension and invite a restful night's sleep. Introducing: Better Sleep Meditation Free, and guided live Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-10:45pm EST Each session, you will be led through a progressive relaxation technique and guided meditation to gently release the thoughts of the day. Naturally, your body and mind will quiet down, allowing for a comfortable, rejuvenating state of restfulness.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night, we will begin at 10pm, and close quietly at 10:45 - but hopefully our “goodnight” will go unheard. :) This is intended to be the last thing you do before falling asleep, so come ready to drift off to dreamland. We’ll see you there!
Completely free and all are welcome. Please share this with those who could benefit from sounder sleep and sweeter dreams. Enjoy Better Sleep
Our heartfelt offering: a free weekly meditation just for healthcare workers
Sending our deepest gratitude to those working on the frontlines Hero’s Meditation This is for healthcare workers, working all day long in uncomfortable equipment, who are facing battles that we never imagined in our time. The rest of us, apart from images that we see on the news, know too little about what you must be going through. You are truly brave. You gather your strength each morning to go into action, and you come back to your home, hoping to catch a moment of silence. We honor you, and respect you, and are thinking of you. We hope that we can be of service in releasing what has accumulated over this time, and restore peace in your body and mind. We are offering a new series of public guided meditations called ‘Hero’s Meditation’ specifically for healthcare workers. Every Monday, 9-10pm EST Free, Live, hosted via Zoom We invite you to log on and listen, and hopefully take something away from it that you can use as a tool during the crisis. Here are a few quotes from two of our own members who are healthcare workers and currently satisfied with how this meditation has helped them: “Due to the pandemic, I have been witnessing 25-30 people who pass away daily in my emergency room and have lost 4 co-workers of all ages so far. Meditation has helped me to let go of despair, fear and stress I go through daily.” - Dr. Ahmed Sabih, E.R. Doctor Meditation helps me let go of the stress that I experience daily while working in the emergency department. It is especially helpful during the time of this pandemic when my work is infinitely more challenging, and I struggle to protect myself from all the grief and suffering around me. Letting go of the saddest and most heartbreaking moments allows me to deliver focused and compassionate care to my patients and their families. - Tatiana H., current student and E.R. physician “This meditation has been fundamental to my self care. It helps me manage the emotional burden of being a therapist and clinical social worker for a highly vulnerable population working with undocumented people from Latin America. Providing access to this meditation method for all mental health and health care professionals will be so important for them to prevent vicarious trauma and burn out.” - Anonymous, Bilingual Clinical Social Worker
Hello out there! To all fellow ‘quarantin-ers’ and to the essential workers keeping us safe and well-equipped: no matter who we are, it's undeniable that our realities have been shaken up due to the COVID -19 pandemic. The plans that we made have been halted, our daily routines, turned upside down, and our thoughts are heavy for those who are fighting battles inside of hospitals and on hospital beds, as we speak. For many of us, these circumstances offer an important chance for self-reflection, and a release of inner thoughts and worries. We invite you to join a special free online guided meditation, this Saturday April 11th at 4pm, via Zoom web meeting, designed to help you find peace within - both during these trying times, and beyond. People from all walks of life have found calm and inner strength through our meditation practice, and we hope to share that with you as well. In particular, many parents, now busy homeschooling, are facing a completely new set of daily challenges. Melissa, mother of 2, shares how much meditation has helped her and her family, and she invites you to try online meditation as a way to restore peace, and make calmness your superpower at home. Learn more about this online meditation event and reserve your spot here. We look forward to seeing you in person again soon, and in the meantime, we hope you are staying safe and staying well. Brooklyn Meditation