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

Sangha in the Park

Dear beloved community,

We are grateful and excited to continue in-person gatherings every other week in the spring and summer, outside at the park! The next park gathering is on Friday, September 24th, at 7:00 pm EST in Central Park (Pilgrim Hill). Email reminders will be sent prior to each park gathering with details.

We would love and deeply appreciate your presence as we practice joyfully together in sitting meditation, deep relaxation/walking meditation, reading, and Dharma sharing.

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.

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! When we practice in-person outside, 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, September 18th, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

Theme: Being Intimate

Developing closeness with ourselves, each other, and the natural world
A Day of Mindfulness with Dharma Teacher John Bell

Zoom link:
Passcode: Please refer to the CMNY Metro email or 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.