I experience an immediate feeling of welcome when I enter the Manhattan Meditation Center

The trustees of the Meditation Center and Gallery make a deliberate effort to create and sustain a pure spiritual atmosphere. There is an immediate feeling of welcome as I enter the clean, elegant, yet simple space at 306 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor. The Meditation Room is calm and peaceful, and even the most stressed-out New Yorker can sit quietly and connect with the self and with God, and re-energize the spirit.

- Carol G.
 
I experience a feeling of inner peace amidst the frenetic scenes of the city

The Manhattan Meditation Center serves as a place where I can experience the feeling of inner peace and solitude amidst the highly frenetic scenes taking place every day on the streets of Manhattan. The Center is one of the few places where I am able to feel an elevated vibration as soon as I get off the elevator. I am immediately transported into a more peaceful, calmer, and welcoming environment. 

I have been working in the fast pace world of finance and Wall Street. I have learned to integrate the peace and inner quiet I experience through meditation into my life. Raja Yoga meditation has given me a higher level of awareness on how to train my mind to experience “true happiness and joy” as opposed to the experience of small waves of temporary happiness. I find the teachers at the Meditation Center to be experienced and knowledgeable, and they truly care about helping me gain a greater depth in my meditation experience.

I have been coming here for over two years. Now, I come with greater frequency because it feels more like a home. The beautiful “silence” room upstairs serves as an oasis of peace to help me re-center myself before going back out into the world. I find the Thursday night “Wisdom in Action” sessions to be very useful because the programs address very relevant topics to my daily life. If anyone wants to gain a greater insight into how to connect to your true inner self and bring your original virtues up and out into your life, please come and experience this place.

- Satyan S
 
Meditation empowers me to become a source of peace and positive energy

My first experience at the Manhattan Meditation Center was one of wonder, amazement, and relief. I could not believe that smacked dab in the middle of the chaos and confusion of the city, I had found a place of solace and refuge. I had just about reached the end of my rope and felt there was no place to go. As I walked into the Center, what touched me the most was the atmosphere of peace and the spirit of hospitality and welcoming, which is extended to anyone who walks in through its doors. I felt that I had finally arrived to my destination; that my search was over.

The benefit of attending the Center is the most transforming spiritual experience I have ever come across. Learning to meditate has taught me to connect to the energy of a higher being, who some refer to as God — the Supreme Being –, or spiritual guide. This connection started me on a journey of understanding to discover the true meaning of the self as a spiritually connected being.

I feel that meditation not only teaches and trains me to view chaos and confusion from a different perspective, but also empowers me to become a source of peace and positive energy to those who are in close contact with me on a daily basis.

- Paula C.
 
From being an angry person, I am now peaceful and calm

My life has changed completely with the Raja Yoga meditation I have studied at the Manhattan Center. From having anxiety attacks, I am now a peaceful person. From being an angry person, I am now patient and calm. The knowledge imparted at the Center is profound and beautiful. I have studied Raja Yoga knowledge and practiced the meditation for 30 years and have experienced its transformative power.

- Blanca
 
The Manhattan Meditation Center helps me aim for the highest goal

The Manhattan Meditation Center means so much to me. It has opened up so many opportunities for me to make my life better, to aim for the highest goal. I have learned that God’s love and God’s power are there for me to take and then give to the whole world. With the practice of Raja Yoga, my life has become so full of virtue and power.

- Ishwar D.