As we approach the end of the year, holidays and end-of-year business keeps us stimulated and possibly stressed. Yet, wintertime is an opportunity to slow down, go inward and rediscover the bliss you hold within yourself. I am reminded each year at Winter solstice how needed the times of darkness are to feel deep gratitude for the light and warmth.
Winter is the inhalation before the exhalation that births spring.
So we encourage you this winter to tap into the stillness, and answer the call for reflection with meditation. Below we have gathered up a few organizations doing wonderful meditation work across the country—but by no means all of them! Just a quick Google search may help you find a meditation group in your neighborhood. And if there is not, start your own City Silence.
Need help getting started? The Well founder, Stacy Sims, shares info and tips on how to start your meditation practice.
Cincinnati, OH- REAL Human Performance is a full-spectrum facility dedicated to physical training and mental health resilience. RHP hosts a first Friday meditation collective. 7-8:30pm. Join the Sangha for meditation, discussion and more! Come as you are. All are welcome.
4300 Plainville Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227
Cincinnati, OH - The Hive cultivates mindfulness which manifests as creativity and intentional social engagement. They do this through retreats, events, classes, and one-on-one direction, which they offer to their neighbors in Northside, Cincinnati, and the wider tri-state region. They also bring Pop Up Hive to your workplace and houses of faith.
Cleveland, OH – Heartfulness Institute is a non-profit that offers in-person and online meditations through onsite programs and webinars, all free of charge.
5425 Warner Road Suite 1A, Valley View, OH 44125
New York, NY- Mindful Harlem is a non-profit meditation center that requires no spiritual or religious affiliation to participate. Mindful Harlem provides a variety of in-person meditations, as well as online recordings accessible to the public.
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
Austin, TX- Austin Mindfulness Center is a community resource that promotes healing and education through mindfulness and compassion. AMC offers in-person and online mindfulness courses. As well as free guided meditations.
9501 N. Capital of Texas HWY, Suite 103, Austin, TX 78759
Bay Area, CA- Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center, offers a breadth of programs in a variety of formats to fit anyone's schedule, needs and meditation experience. In-person and online options (livestream, online courses and recorded teachings), make their meditations accessible to all.
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973