Meditation alleviates the discomfort of built up stress

I found the Brahma Kumaris while going through a lot of stress in the day to day hustle of corporate America, especially in NYC. What I have learned at the Manhattan Meditation Center while doing the “spiritual work” and through meditation is that the experience is not so much about what I take with me as it is about what I leave behind. I let go of the stress and drama that I a carry on my shoulders. Meditation surely alleviates the discomfort of the built up stress. But, I realize it is something I need to consistently work at. And, I get support for doing just that at the Meditation Center. Only in shedding this heaviness of the day to day, can I see who I really am, and recognize what I can achieve in life.

- Guy R.
 
This newfound insight has allowed me to shift from the role of a victim into a more self-empowered role

Since coming to the BK Manhattan Meditation Gallery, I’ve been able to asses my current circumstances and overall life choices more objectively and honestly. This newfound insight has allowed me to shift from the role of a victim into a more self-empowered role and, as a result, taken steps to live a more fulfilling life through the practice of Raja Yoga. 

- Asea T.
 
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.
 
A feeling of freshness and wholeness come over me at the Meditation Center

Every time I go to the Manhattan Meditation Center and the elevator door opens, it is like I am stepping from night into day. A feeling of freshness, of wholeness comes over me, and it is as if the rest of the world does not exist. One specific benefit that I got from attending the classes at the Meditation Center was during the time when my son had just gone to college and I was so upset that he was not returning any of my five or six daily phone calls to him. I was going crazy about that. While attending a class at the Center another lady shared about her attachment to her 21 your old son who was also going to college. The instructor asked her if her son was her property and suggested that is healthier to let go of the attachment to her son and to allow him to travel his own journey. It was real a wakeup call for me. I completely stopped calling my son. After three weeks, he started to call me.

- Cherly S.
 
The Manhattan Meditation Center is warm and welcoming

The Manhattan Meditation Center is a very warm and welcoming space in the midst of a chaotic city. Raja Yoga meditation gives me the ability to switch off any disturbing thought or emotion that may rise within me. I call it easy meditation that empowers myself and helps me live free of stress. The best part about this meditation is that I am taught to practice it in my day to day activities which helps me excel at work and improve my interpersonal relationships. I see myself as a happier person.

- Pooja K.