The Manhattan Meditation Center is an oasis of calm in the middle of the “city that never sleeps.” Our serene and tranquil environment, with friendly and experienced staff, provides the ideal space for you to learn to meditate, gain spiritual insights, and experience the joy of elevated living.

Our silence room is a ready-to-use resource for you to experience clarity of mind and inner stillness, either quietly or through guided meditations.

We offer a variety of lectures, courses, and workshops designed to deepen spiritual wisdom and help make meditation a joyful and regular practice. We encourage you to peruse our calendar for upcoming events, choose one or more of particular interest, and come visit us.

All of our activities are offered free of charge as a community service. The Manhattan Meditation Center functions with voluntary contributions by those who have benefited from its activities.

You are warmly invited to join us on the journey into spiritual wisdom, into a celebration of life, and into the calm that comes through meditation.

Rona Schweitz is a Raja Yoga Meditation teacher and coordinator for the Brahma Kumaris Manhattan Meditation Center in New York. She is a medical doctor by profession; but, her conviction that most of the ailments of human beings have their roots at the emotional and spiritual level inspired her to dedicate herself full time to the work of the Brahma Kumaris over the last 15 years. She is an avid meditator and spiritual student with the Brahma Kumaris for more than 25 years. She is also author of an incredible book, Experiential Meditation, which provides a step-by-step approach to enhance your meditation experiences. The book is also available for purchase at this website.








The Meditation Center has a history spanning over 20 years having started operations  in 1997.  The purpose of the Manhattan Meditation Center is to help you rediscover your true inner self. Our unique, calm environment, with experienced meditation teachers, is a great place to attend lectures, courses and events.

The Center shall be a lighthouse – a beacon of peace, love, strength, and stability serving people from all walks of life who represent all cultures and traditions. 

A safe and serene spiritual oasis, the Meditation Center inspires individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to look inward, upward, and forward to explore their true nature, innate values, and higher purpose.

We have a room for courses and public lectures as well as a meditation room where we hold guided meditation sessions. The meditation room can also be used for individual meditations and reflections or to just sit in silence and detach from the buzz of everyday life.

The Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual institution dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal.

The organization teaches Raja Yoga Meditation as a way of experiencing peace of mind and a positive approach to life. Additionally, the Brahma Kumaris provides opportunities for people from all backgrounds and faith traditions to explore their own spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation derived from Raja Yoga. This helps develop inner calm, clear thinking, and personal well-being.