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 and 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, in the quiet 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 to come visit us.

All of our activities are offered free of charge. The Manhattan Meditation Center functions with voluntary donations 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 a 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 30 years. She is also an author of an incredible book on 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 movement 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 organization 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 will help to develop inner calm, clear thinking, and personal well-being.


Brahma Kumaris is a nonprofit organization working at all levels of society for positive change. With its spiritual headquarters in Mt. Abu, India, the parent organization enjoys a network of more than 9,000 branches in over 110 countries and is an international non-governmental organization of the United Nations.

Mohini Panjabi

Mohini Panjabi is the president of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization of the USA. She is a spiritual leader and educator with over 50 years of study and practice of Raja Yoga. Born in India, she came to the West in her twenties and has been serving as the main spiritual resource of the Brahma Kumaris’ activities in the Western Hemisphere since the mid 1970’s. She is a much sought after international speaker and spiritual resource, and she represents the Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations. Sister Mohini is based in Great Neck, New York. Her special gift is her ability to present spiritual concepts and principles in ways that allow those from all disciplines to understand their relevance and practical application.