Please join us at our weekly practice sessions: Friday Night Gathering

Sangha in the Park

Dear beloved community,

As we continue virtual Sangha, we are grateful and excited to have our first in-person gathering of 2021, outside at the park! Please join us on Friday, April 30th, at 7:00 pm EST in Central Park (Strawberry Fields).

We would love and deeply appreciate your presence as we practice joyfully together in sitting meditation, deep relaxation, reading, and Dharma sharing. We will gather in one of the lawns near the John Lennon Memorial (the “Imagine” mosaic in Strawberry Fields) – enter at Central Park West & W 72nd Street.

You may like to bring something comfortable to sit/lay on (e.g., cushion, blanket, towel). Though we feel it is safe to gather together outside, COVID-19 safety precautions are still encouraged, including physical distancing and mask-wearing.

Note: We will still have virtual Sangha practice on other Friday evenings. Please check the Wake Up New York Facebook group for announcements and schedule updates! As we are practicing in person this week, there will not be a Zoom meeting.

Day of Mindfulness

The Community of Mindfulness New York Metro (CMNY) is part of a global network of sanghas composed of lay practitioners, dharma teachers, and monastics who practice in the Plum Village tradition. The CMNY hosts a monthly day of mindfulness (donation-based) on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST

Zoom link: To be posted soon

Passcode: Please contact


We occasionally organize retreats to mindfulness practice centers, such as to Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, NY.

You can find upcoming online retreats on the Plum Village retreat calendar while Plum Village remains closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.